2012–13 Taça da Liga

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2012–13 Taça da Liga
Tournament details
Host country Portugal
Dates 28 July 2012 – 14 April 2013
Teams 32
Final positions
Champions Braga (1st title)
Runners-up Porto
Tournament statistics
Matches played 67
Goals scored 147 (2.19 per match)
Attendance 133,547 (1,993 per match)
Top scorer(s) Rabiola
Fabrício
Josué
Rafael Porcellis
(5 goals each)

The 2012–13 Taça da Liga was the sixth edition of the Taça da Liga, the Portuguese football league cup competition. It was organized by the Portuguese League for Professional Football (LPFP) and contested between the 32 clubs competing in the 2012–13 Primeira Liga and 2012–13 Segunda Liga, the top two tiers of Portuguese football. The first matches were played on 28 July 2012, and the final was played on Estádio Cidade de Coimbra in Coimbra, on 13 April 2013.

Braga eliminated the holders and four-time winners Benfica in a penalty shootout in the semi-finals. In the final, they defeated the 2011–12 Primeira Liga champions Porto 1–0 to win their first title in the competition.[1]

Format[edit]

The competition format for the 2012–13 edition consists of three rounds plus a knockout phase. In the first round, only teams competing in the 2012–13 Segunda Liga (excluding reserve teams from Primeira Liga clubs) take part. The sixteen teams are drawn into four groups of four teams, where each team plays against the other three in a single round-robin format. The group winners and runners-up advance to the second round. In the second round, the eight teams that qualified from the previous round are joined by the six Primeira Liga teams placed 9th to 14th in the previous season and the two teams promoted to 2012–13 Primeira Liga. Two-legged home-and-away fixtures are played between Segunda Liga teams qualifying from the first round and Primeira Liga teams entering this round, and the winner advances to the third round.

The third round features the eight winners of the previous round the remaining eight Primeira Liga teams, ranked 1st to 8th in the previous season. Similarly to the first round, the sixteen teams are drawn into four groups of four teams, according to a seeding based on their classification in the previous season. Each team plays against the other three in a single round-robin format, and only the group winners advance to the knockout phase. The knockout phase consists of semi-finals and one final, both decided in one-legged fixtures. The final match is played at a neutral venue.

Round Teams entering in this round Teams advancing from previous round
First round
(16 teams)
Second round
(16 teams)
  • 4 group winners from the first round
  • 4 group runners-up from the first round
Third round
(16 teams)
  • 8 winners from the second round
Knockout phase
(4 teams)
  • 4 group winners from the third round

Teams[edit]

The 32 teams competing in the two professional tiers of Portuguese football for the 2012–13 season are eligible to participate in this competition. For Primeira Liga teams, the final league position in the previous season determines if they enter in the second or third round of the Taça da Liga.

Third round (Primeira Liga)
Porto (1st) Braga (3rd) Marítimo (5th) Nacional (7th)
Benfica (2nd) Sporting CP (4th) Vitória de Guimarães (6th) Olhanense (8th)
Second round (Primeira Liga)
Gil Vicente (9th) Vitória de Setúbal (11th) Académica (13th) Estoril Praia (P1)
Paços de Ferreira (10th) Beira-Mar (12th) Rio Ave (14th) Moreirense (P1)
First round (Segunda Liga)
Desportivo das Aves (3rd) Trofense (7th) Leixões (11th) Sporting da Covilhã (15th)
Naval (4th) Penafiel (8th) Santa Clara (12th) Portimonense (16th)
Belenenses (5th) Atlético CP (9th) Arouca (13th) Feirense (R1)
Oliveirense (6th) União da Madeira (10th) Freamunde (14th) Tondela (P2)
Key
  • Nth: League position in the 2011–12 season
  • P1: Promoted to the Primeira Liga
  • P2: Promoted to the Segunda Liga
  • R1: Relegated to the Segunda Liga
Notes
  • Sporting da Covilhã finished 15th in the 2011–12 Segunda Liga, in position to be relegated to the Second Division for the 2012–13 season. However, as União de Leiria – which were relegated from the Primeira Liga, together with Feirense – were unable to fulfill the LPFP requirements mandatory for entry in professional competitions, they were further relegated to the Second Division and Covilhã was invited to take União de Leiria's place.
  • Portimonense finished 16th (last) in the 2011–12 Segunda Liga, in position to be relegated to the Second Division for the 2012–13 season. However, as 2011–12 Second Division champions Varzim were unable to fulfill the LPFP requirements mandatory for entry in professional competitions, they were not promoted to the Segunda Liga, together with Tondela, and so Portimonense were invited to take Varzim's place.

Schedule[edit]

All draws were held at the LPFP headquarters in Porto, except the draw for the first round, which was done at the Palácio do Freixo in Porto, during the draw ceremony for the LPFP competitions.[2]

Round Draw date First leg Second leg Teams Fixtures
First round[3] Matchday 1 5 July 2012 29 July 2012 32 → 24 24
Matchday 2 1 August 2012
Matchday 3 5 August 2012
Second round[4] 29 August 2012 26 September 2012 31 October 2012 24 → 16 16
Third round[5] Matchday 1 5 November 2012 19 December 2012 16 → 4 24
Matchday 2 30 December 2012 / 2 January 2013
Matchday 3 9 January 2013
Knockout phase Semi-finals 27 February 2013 4 → 2 3
Final 14 April 2013 (Estádio Cidade de Coimbra, Coimbra) 2 → 1

First round[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advanced to the second round

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
União da Madeira 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
Freamunde 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
Belenenses 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
Oliveirense 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2 1
  BEL FRM OLI UDM
Belenenses 1–0 1–1
Freamunde 1–1
Oliveirense 1–2
União da Madeira 1–0 2–1

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Naval 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
Sporting da Covilhã 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
Arouca 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
Atlético CP 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 3
  ARO ATL NAV SCO
Arouca 2–1 0–0
Atlético CP 1–0
Naval 3–1 1–1
Sporting Covilhã 4–2

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Feirense 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
Leixões 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
Portimonense 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2
Penafiel 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2
  FEI LEI PEN PRM
Feirense 2–1 2–1
Leixões 0–0 1–1
Penafiel 1–1
Portimonense 1–1

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Santa Clara 3 3 0 0 9 1 +8 9
Desportivo das Aves 3 2 0 1 9 4 +5 6
Tondela 3 1 0 2 1 4 −3 3
Trofense 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0
  AVE STC TON TRO
Aves 3–0 5–1
Santa Clara 3–1 5–0
Tondela 0–1
Trofense 0–1

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Leixões 1–2 Vitória de Setúbal 0–1 1–1
Sporting da Covilhã 2–2 (2–3 p) Académica 2–0 0–2
Naval 3–2 Gil Vicente 1–1 2–1
União da Madeira 1–2 Estoril 0–1 1–1
Santa Clara 1–3 Beira-Mar 0–1 1–2
Freamunde 2–3 Rio Ave 2–3 0–0
Feirense 1–1 (2–4 p) Moreirense 1–0 0–1
Desportivo das Aves 0–2 Paços de Ferreira 0–1 0–1

Third round[edit]

The draw for the third round took place on 5 November 2012 at the LPFP headquarters in Porto. The third round group phase matches took place between December 2012 and January 2013.[6][7][8]

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners advanced to the knockout phase

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Porto 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
Vitória de Setúbal 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
Nacional 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
Estoril 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
  EST NAC POR SET
Estoril 2–2 0–0
Nacional 1–0 0–2
Porto 1–0
Vitória de Setúbal 3–1

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Braga 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7
Vitória de Guimarães 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
Beira-Mar 3 0 2 1 2 5 −3 2
Naval 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1
  BEM BRA NAV GUI
Beira-Mar 2–2
Braga 3–0
Naval 0–0 1–2
V. de Guimarães 0–0 2–0

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Rio Ave 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
Paços de Ferreira 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
Sporting CP 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2 4
Marítimo 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
  MAR PAÇ RAV SCP
Marítimo 0–1 2–2
Paços de Ferreira 2–0
Rio Ave 2–3 3–0
Sporting CP 1–0

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Benfica 3 2 1 0 6 4 +2 7
Moreirense 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
Académica 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
Olhanense 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
  ACA BEN MOR OLH
Académica 0–0
Benfica 3–2
Moreirense 2–2 1–1
Olhanense 1–2 0–0

Knockout phase[edit]

Semi-finals Final
27 February – Estádio AXA
 Braga (p) 0 (3)  
 Benfica 0 (2)  
 
13 April – Estádio Cidade de Coimbra
     Braga 1
   Porto 0
3 April – Estádio do Dragão
 Porto 4
 Rio Ave 0  

Semi-finals[edit]

27 February 2013
19:45
Braga 0–0 (a.e.t.) Benfica
Report
  Penalties  
Alan Penalty missed
Custódio Penalty scored
João Pedro Penalty scored
Rúben Amorim Penalty scored
3–2 Penalty scored Rodrigo
Penalty missed Luisão
Penalty scored Enzo Pérez
Penalty missed Roderick
Penalty missed Gaitán
Estádio AXA, Braga
Attendance: 10,141
Referee: Marco Ferreira
3 April 2013
16:45
Porto 4–0 Rio Ave
J. Rodríguez Goal 57' (pen.)
Fernando Goal 72'
Defour Goal 83'
Mangala Goal 90+3'
Report
Estádio do Dragão, Porto
Attendance: 12,509
Referee: Hugo Miguel

Final[edit]

13 April 2013
19:45
Braga 1–0 Porto
Alan Goal 45+2' (pen) Report
Estádio Cidade de Coimbra, Coimbra
Attendance: 18,519
Referee: João Capela

Statistics[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals Games
1 Rabiola Desportivo das Aves 5 4
2 Fabrício Sporting Covilhã 5 5
Josué Paços de Ferreira 5 5
Porcellis Santa Clara 5 5
5 Lima Benfica 3 3
6 Nabil Ghilas Moreirense 3 5
Meyong Vitória Setúbal 3 5
8 Brito Gil Vicente 2 2
João Tomás Rio Ave 2 2
10 Claudemir Nacional 2 3
Ricardo Vitória de Guimarães 2 3
Edinho Académica 2 3
Hélder Ferreira Penafiel 2 3
Joeano Arouca 2 3
Ricky van Wolfswinkel Sporting CP 2 3
Rúben Fernandes Portimonense 2 3
Rui Varela Atlético 2 3
Steven Vitória Estoril-Praia 2 3
19 Rúben Ribeiro Beira-Mar 2 4
João Moutinho Porto 2 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Braga vence Taça da Liga" [Braga wins League Cup]. LPFP. 13 April 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Taça da Liga – Sorteio 2012–2013" (in Portuguese). LPFP. November 2012 – February 2013. pp. 25–26. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Grelha Taça da Liga 2012–2013 – Fase 1" (in Portuguese). LPFP. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Grelha Sorteio 2ª Fase Taça da Liga 2012–2013" (in Portuguese). LPFP. 29 August 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Grelha Taça da Liga 2012–2013 – Fase 3" (in Portuguese). LPFP. 5 November 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sorteio da 3ª Fase da Taça da Liga" [Draw for the third round of the League Cup]. LPFP (in Portuguese). 5 November 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Taça da Liga: F.C. Porto-Benfica só é possível na final" [League Cup F.C. Porto-Benfica only possible in the final]. Mais Futebol (in Portuguese). 5 November 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Taça da Liga: Benfica no grupo D, FC Porto no A, Sporting no C" [League Cup: Benfica in group D, FC Porto in A, Sporting in C]. ZeroZero (in Portuguese). 5 November 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 

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