2010 Taça da Liga Final

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2010 Taça da Liga Final
Event 2009–10 Taça da Liga
Date 21 March 2010
Venue Estádio do Algarve, Faro
Referee Jorge Sousa
Attendance 23,430
2009
2011

The 2010 Taça da Liga Final was the third of the Taça da Liga competition in Portugal. The final was played at the Estádio Algarve in Faro on 21 March 2010 and marked the third time that the final has been staged at the stadium since the competition began. The match opposed two teams of the Big Three, Sport Lisboa e Benfica and Futebol Clube do Porto. The last time this two teams met in any Portuguese final was at the 2004 Taça de Portugal Final, also won by Benfica.

Background[edit]

Benfica went into the match as the Portuguese League Cup title holder, as they having previously won in 2009, while this was the first time of Porto in the final.[1]

Route to the final[edit]

Benfica Round Porto
Group C
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Portugal Benfica 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
Portugal Nacional 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
Portugal Rio Ave 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
Portugal V. Guimarães 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
Group stage Group A
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Portugal Porto 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 7
Portugal Académica 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 7
Portugal Leixões 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1
Portugal Estoril 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Opponent Result Stadium Knockout Stage Opponent Result Stadium
Portugal Sporting CP 4–1 Estádio José Alvalade Semi-finals Portugal Académica 1–0 Estádio do Dragão

Match[edit]

Summary[edit]

First half[edit]

Benfica controlled the first half of the game hence, scoring two goals. The first goal was scored by Rúben Amorim and it was a low, long range effort that the keeper parried into the net. The second goal was a long range free kick scored by Carlos Martins.

Second half[edit]

Óscar Cardozo scored the third after Rúben Amorim hit the post.

Details[edit]

21 March 2010
19:15 BST
Benfica 3–0 Porto
Amorim Goal 10'
Carlos Martins Goal 45'
Cardozo Goal 90+2'
Report
Estádio Algarve, Faro
Attendance: 23,430
Referee: Jorge Sousa
Benfica
Porto
Benfica:
GK 12 Portugal Quim
RB 14 Uruguay Maxi Pereira Booked 39'
CB 4 Brazil Luisão (c)
CB 23 Brazil David Luiz
LB 18 Portugal Fábio Coentrão Booked 86'
DM 2 Brazil Airton
LW 5 Portugal Rúben Amorim
AM 17 Portugal Carlos Martins Substituted off 67'
RW 20 Argentina Ángel Di María
ST 10 Argentina Pablo Aimar Booked 45' Substituted off 62'
ST 31 Brazil Alan Kardec Substituted off 77'
Substitutes:
GK 1 Portugal José Moreira
DF 27 Brazil Sidnei
MF 6 Spain Javi García
MF 8 Brazil Ramires Booked 89' Substituted in 67'
FW 21 Portugal Nuno Gomes
FW 30 Argentina Javier Saviola Substituted in 62'
FW 7 Paraguay Óscar Cardozo Substituted in 77'
Manager:
Portugal Jorge Jesus
Porto:
GK 33 Portugal Nuno
RB 22 Portugal Miguel Lopes Booked 11' Substituted off 45'
CB 14 Portugal Rolando
CB 2 Portugal Bruno Alves (c) Booked 45'
LB 15 Uruguay Álvaro Pereira
DM 25 Brazil Fernando
CM 28 Portugal Rúben Micael Substituted off 45'
CM 3 Portugal Raul Meireles
RW 7 Argentina Fernando Belluschi Booked 37' Substituted off 71'
LW 10 Uruguay Cristian Rodríguez
ST 9 Colombia Falcao
Substitutes:
GK 24 Portugal Beto
RB 13 Uruguay Jorge Fucile Booked 52' Substituted in 46'
DF 16 Brazil Maicon
MF 6 Colombia Freddy Guarín
MF 20 Argentina Tomás Costa
MF 8 Argentina Diego Valeri Substituted in 46'
FW 29 Portugal Orlando Sá Substituted in 71'
Manager:
Portugal Jesualdo Ferreira
2009–10 Taça da Liga Winners
Sport Lisboa e Benfica
2nd Title

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