2012–13 Taça de Portugal

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2012–13 Taça de Portugal
Country  Portugal
Teams 165
Champions Vitória de Guimarães
(1st title)
Runners-up Benfica
Matches played 163
Goals scored 484 (2.97 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Óscar Cardozo
Ricardo
(6 goals each)

The 2012–13 Taça de Portugal was the 73rd season of the Taça de Portugal, the premier Portuguese football knockout cup competition organized by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). It was contested by a total of 162 teams competing in the top four tiers of Portuguese football. The competition began with the first round matches in August 2012 and concluded with the final on 26 May 2013, at the Estádio Nacional in Oeiras.[1]

Vitória de Guimarães were the winners, following their 2–1 defeat of Benfica. They secured their first title in the competition after five previous failed attempts and became the twelfth team to win the Taça de Portugal – the first first-time winners since Beira-Mar in 1999. With this victory, Vitória de Guimarães qualified for the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League group stage.

Académica de Coimbra were the defending champions, after defeating Sporting CP 1–0 in the previous season's final, but were eliminated in the quarter-finals by Benfica.

Format[edit]

As in the previous season, the competition format was organized in a knockout system consisting of seven rounds, which preceded the final match. Teams competing in the Second and Third Division, respectively the third and fourth tiers of Portuguese football, entered the competition in the first round. In the second round, Segunda Liga teams were joined by the first round winners and the remaining Second and/or Third Division teams that received a bye in the previous round. The second round winners advanced to the third round, where they met the top tier Primeira Liga teams for the first time. Unlike the previous rounds, which were contested in one-legged fixtures, the semi-finals were played over two legs in a home-and-away basis. The final was played at a neutral venue, the Estádio Nacional in Oeiras.

Round Teams
remaining
Teams
involved
Winners from
previous round
New entries
this round
Leagues entering this round
First Round 162 100 none 100 Portuguese Second Division
Portuguese Third Division
Second Round 112 96 50 46 Segunda Liga
Third Round 64 64 48 16 Primeira Liga
Fourth Round 32 32 32 none none
Fifth Round 16 16 16 none none
Quarterfinals 8 8 8 none none
Semifinals 4 4 4 none none
Final 2 2 2 none none

Teams[edit]

A total of 162 teams from the top four tiers of the national football system from were considered eligible by FPF to participate in the competition:

Primeira Liga (16 teams)
Segunda Liga (16 teams)
Second Division (48 teams)
North (16 teams)
Centre (16 teams)
South (16 teams)
Third Division (82 teams)
Series A (12 teams)
Series B (12 teams)
Series C (12 teams)
Series D (12 teams)
Series E (12 teams)
Series F (12 teams)
Azores Series (10 teams)

Schedule[edit]

All draws were held at the FPF headquarters in Lisbon.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

Round Draw date Main date Fixtures Teams Prize money[8]
First Round 2 August 2012 26 August 2012 50 162 → 112 €2,000
Second Round 31 August 2012 16 September 2012 48 112 → 64 €3,000
Third Round 25 September 2012 21 October 2012 32 64 → 32 €4,000
Fourth Round 29 October 2012 18 November 2012 16 32 → 16 €5,000
Fifth Round 20 November 2012 2 December 2012 8 16 → 8 €7,500
Quarterfinals 18 December 2012 16–17 January 2013 4 8 → 4 €10,000
Semifinals 30 January 2013 (first leg)
17 April 2013 (second leg)
4 4 → 2 €15,000
Final 26 May 2013 1 2 → 1 €150,000 (runner-up)
€300,000 (winner)

First round[edit]

Teams from the Second Division (II) and Third Division (III) entered in this initial round. The draw was made on 2 August 2012 and determined the 100 teams contesting this round and the remaining 30 teams with a bye into the second round. Matches were played mainly on 26 August, with a few taking place the day before and later on 9 September 2012.

The following 30 teams were given a bye into the second round:

Number of teams per league in competition before this round
Primeira Liga Segunda Liga Second Division Third Division Total
16 / 16
16 / 16
48 / 48
82 / 82
162 / 162

Lourinhanense, Melgacense, Santa Maria and Limianos were the only Third Division teams to eliminate opponents from the upper Second Division tier.

Second round[edit]

The 50 winners from the first round joined the 30 teams awarded with a second round bye and the 16 teams competing in the Segunda Liga (SL), the second tier league. The draw took place on 31 August 2012 and matches were played mainly on 16 September 2012, with a few games taking place the day before.

Number of teams per league in competition before this round
Primeira Liga Segunda Liga Second Division Third Division Total
16 / 16
16 / 16
38 / 48
42 / 82
112 / 162

Third Division teams Aliados de Lordelo, Caldas, Lourinhanense, Oliveira do Hospital and Santa Eulália were the only teams to eliminate opponents from better ranked leagues. Lourinhanense defeated a Second Division team for the second consecutive time.

Third round[edit]

The 16 teams competing in the top tier Primeira Liga enter the tournament at this stage, where they are joined by the 48 winners of the previous round. The draw for this round took place on 25 September 2012,[10] and matches were played mostly during the weekend of 20–21 October 2012.[11] The matches involving Benfica and Braga were played respectively on the 18 and 19 October, due to broadcasting purposes, whereas the match between Caldas and Coimbrões was postponed to 2 December 2012, due to logistical difficulties by the latter club.[12]

Number of teams per league in competition before this round
Primeira Liga Segunda Liga Second Division Third Division Total
16 / 16
14 / 16
19 / 48
15 / 82
64 / 162

Estoril-Praia and Sporting were the only Primeira Liga teams to fall in this round, both against teams from the same league. For the third and second consecutive round, respectively, Lourinhanense (III) and Oliveira do Hospital (III) reassured their maintenance in the competition at the expense of opponents from a higher league. Similar achievements were made by Pampilhosa (II), Pedras Rubras (III) and Penalva do Castelo (III).

Fourth round[edit]

The draw for the fourth round took place on 29 October 2012, and matches were played mostly on 18 November 2012, with a few being held earlier on 16 and 17 November.[13] The match between Desportivo das Aves and Coimbrões was played later, on 12 December,[14] because of the delays resulting from the FPF evaluation of irregularities that occurred in the second round fixture between Operário (II) and Caldas (III).

Number of teams per league in competition before this round
Primeira Liga Segunda Liga Second Division Third Division Total
14 / 16
6 / 16
6 / 48
6 / 82
32 / 162

In this round, three teams eliminated opponents from upper tier leagues: Arouca (SL), Tourizense (II), which advanced to fifth round as the last remaining Second Division team in competition; and giant-killers Lourinhanense (III), who have consecutively beaten teams from stronger leagues since the first round.

Fifth round[edit]

The draw for the fifth round took place on the 20 November 2012, and matches were be played between 30 November and 2 December 2012.[15] The match opposing Benfica (PL) and Desportivo das Aves (SL) was due to be played on 1 December but was rescheduled to 2 January 2013.[16][17]

Number of teams per league in competition before this round
Primeira Liga Segunda Liga Second Division Third Division Total
9 / 16
4 / 16
1 / 48
2 / 82
16 / 162

Primeira Liga champions Porto were beaten by league opponents Braga, becoming the second "Big Three" club to be knocked out, after Sporting in the third round. None of the last remaining teams from the Second and Third Division survived this round: Tourizense (II) was defeated by title-holders Académica, while Fabril Barreiro (III) lost to Belenenses (SL) and underdogs Lourinhanense (III) were finally halted at home by Paços de Ferreira (PL).

Quarterfinals[edit]

The draw for the quarterfinals – which also determined the pairings for the semifinals – took place on 18 December 2012,[18] and the matches were played on 16–17 January 2013.[19]

Number of teams per league in competition before this round
Primeira Liga Segunda Liga Second Division Third Division Total
6 / 16
2 / 16
0 / 48
0 / 82
8 / 162

Belenenses defeated Arouca in the match between the last surviving Segunda Liga teams, whereas Benfica ended the reign of defending champions Académica, with a crushing 4–0 away win.

Semifinals[edit]

The semifinal pairings were previously determined during the draw for the quarterfinals, held on 18 December 2012. This round is contested over two legs, with the first leg taking place on 30 January 2013 and the second leg on 17 April 2013.

Number of teams per league in competition before this round
Primeira Liga Segunda Liga Second Division Third Division Total
3 / 16
1 / 16
0 / 48
0 / 82
4 / 162

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]

Final[edit]

26 May 2013
17:15 WEST
Benfica 1–2 Vitória de Guimarães
Gaitán Goal 30' Soudani Goal 79'
Ricardo Pereira Goal 81'
Estádio Nacional, Oeiras
Attendance: 36,850
Referee: Jorge Sousa

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Team Goals Games
1 Paraguay Óscar Cardozo Benfica 6 6
Portugal Ricardo Vitória de Guimarães 6 6
3 Brazil Lima Benfica 5 7
4 Cape Verde Rambé Belenenses 4 2
5 Brazil Beré Vilaverdense 4 3
Portugal Pedro Tiba Tirsense 4 3
7 Portugal Clemente Arouca 4 5
Portugal Pedro Fonseca Lourinhanense 4 5

Last update: 26 May 2013[20]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Operário won the match 3–1 but were eventually excluded from the competition because they fielded irregularly their goalkeeper. This situation was protested by Caldas and the FPF board of justice ruled in their favour, imposing Operário with a 3–0 administrative defeat.[9]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Comunicado oficial n.º 27: Sorteio das diversas provas nacionais - Época 2012/2013" (PDF). fpf.pt (in Portuguese). Portuguese Football Federation. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Comunicado oficial n.º 71: Sorteio da II eliminatória da Taça de Portugal - Época 2012/2013" (PDF). fpf.pt (in Portuguese). Portuguese Football Federation. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Comunicado oficial n.º 104: Sorteio da III eliminatória da Taça de Portugal - Época 2012/2013" (PDF). fpf.pt (in Portuguese). Portuguese Football Federation. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
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  8. ^ "Comunicado oficial n.º 69: Regulamento Taça de Portugal". fpf.pt (in Portuguese). Portuguese Football Federation. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
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  10. ^ "Sorteio da 3.ª eliminatória realiza-se terça-feira". Record (in Portuguese). Grupo Cofina. 21 September 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Sporting defronta Moreirense". Record (in Portuguese). Grupo Cofina. 25 September 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  12. ^ Bragança, José (26 November 2012). "Caldas x Coimbrões remarcado para domingo". zerozero.pt (in Portuguese). Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "Taça sorteada". fpf.pt (in Portuguese). Portuguese Football Federation. 29 October 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  14. ^ "Aves bate Coimbrões e segue para os "oitavos"". record.pt (in Portuguese). Grupo Cofina. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  15. ^ ""Quartos" sorteados". fpf.pt (in Portuguese). Portuguese Football Federation. 20 November 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  16. ^ "Taça: Benfica-Desp. Aves a 2 de Janeiro". maisfutebol.pt (in Portuguese). Media Capital. 13 December 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2012. 
  17. ^ "Taça de Portugal: Benfica-Aves já tem hora". maisfutebol.pt (in Portuguese). Media Capital. 17 December 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2012. 
  18. ^ "Taça de Portugal: sorteio às 12 horas" [Cup of Portugal: draw at 12]. maisfutebol.pt (in Portuguese). Media Capital. 18 December 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2012. 
  19. ^ "V. Guimarães – SC Braga nos quartos de final da Taça: Académica espera pelo Benfica". maisfutebol.pt (in Portuguese). Media Capital. 18 December 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2012. 
  20. ^ "Portugal: Taça de Portugal 2012/2013: Estatístics Jogadores: Melhores Marcadores". Futebol365. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 

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