2014–15 Taça da Liga

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2014–15 Taça da Liga
Tournament details
Host country  Portugal
Dates 26 July 2014 – April 2015
Teams 36
2015–16

The 2014–15 Taça da Liga will be the seventh edition of the Taça da Liga, a Portuguese football knockout competition organized by the Portuguese League for Professional Football (LPFP). It will be contested by the 36 clubs competing in the 2014–15 Primeira Liga and 2014–15 Segunda Liga, (the top two tiers and the only professional leagues in Portuguese football) with the exception of the six reserve teams competing in Segunda Liga.

Format[edit]

The competition format for the 2014–15 edition consists of three rounds plus a knockout phase. In the first round, only teams competing in the 2014–15 Segunda Liga (excluding reserve teams from Primeira Liga clubs) take part. The eighteen teams are drawn into four groups (two with four teams and two with five), where each team plays against the others 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 five Primeira Liga teams placed 11th to 15th in the previous season and the three teams promoted to 2014–15 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 ten Primeira Liga teams, ranked 1st to 10th in the previous season. Similarly to the first round, the eighteen teams are drawn into four groups. 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
(18 teams)
Second round
(20 teams)
  • 4 group winners from the first round
  • 4 group runners-up from the first round
Third round
(18 teams)
  • 8 winners from the second round
Knockout phase
(4 teams)
  • 4 group winners from the third round

Teams[edit]

The 36 teams competing in the two professional tiers of Portuguese football for the 2014–15 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.

First round (Segunda Liga)
Olhanense (R1) Desportivo das Aves (4th) Portimonense (7th) Desportivo de Chaves (8th)
Tondela (9th) Farense (10th) Académico de Viseu (11th) Beira-Mar (12th)
União da Madeira (13th) Feirense (14th) Santa Clara (15th) Sporting da Covilhã (16th)
Leixões (17th) Oliveirense (18th) Trofense (19th) Atlético CP (22nd)
Freamunde (P1) Oriental (P2)

First round[edit]

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

Kick-off times are in WET.

Group A[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Chaves 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
União da Madeira 3 2 0 1 4 1 +3 6
Oliveirense 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
Farense 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6 0

Group B[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Sporting da Covilhã 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 7
Académico de Viseu 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 4
Freamunde 3 1 1 1 1 2 −1 4
Portimonense 3 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1

Group C[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Oriental 4 3 0 1 10 7 +3 9
Tondela 4 2 1 1 7 5 +2 7
Santa Clara 4 2 0 2 5 8 −3 6
Leixões 4 1 1 2 4 3 +1 4
Olhanense 4 0 2 2 3 6 −3 2

Group D[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Trofense 4 4 0 0 5 1 +4 12
Atlético CP 4 2 1 1 6 2 +4 7
Desportivo Aves 4 1 2 1 2 2 0 5
Feirense 4 0 2 2 3 7 −4 2
Beira-Mar 4 0 1 3 2 6 −4 1

Second round[edit]

The draw for the second round was held on 3 September.[1] The sixteen teams involved in this draw were divided in two pots: one pot contained the eight teams progressing from the first round, and the other pot included the six teams that finished 11th–15th in the 2013–14 Primeira Liga and the three teams promoted to the top flight from the 2013–14 Segunda Liga. The first-leg matches are scheduled to be played on the 24 September. The second-leg matches will take place on the 29 October.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
União da Madeira Paços de Ferreira
Trofense Moreirense
Atlético CP Gil Vicente
Tondela Arouca
Oriental Boavista
Sporting da Covilhã Penafiel
Chaves Rio Ave
Académico de Viseu Belenenses

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