2014–15 Taça de Portugal

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2014–15 Taça de Portugal
Country  Portugal
Teams 135
Goals scored 343 (3rd rd)

The 2014–15 Taça de Portugal is the 75th season of the Taça de Portugal, the premier Portuguese football knockout cup competition organised by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). It is contested by teams from the top three tiers of Portuguese football (excluding the B teams and Marítimo C) and by 20 District Cups winners. The competition began with the first-round matches on 6 September 2014 and will conclude with the final on 31 May 2015, at the Estádio Nacional in Oeiras.[1]

The winners of the Taça de Portugal earn the right to play in the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League group stage, unless they have already qualified for European competitions due to their league placing. From this season onwards, the runners-up will not qualify to the UEFA Europa League in any circunstances.[2]

Format[edit]

As in the previous season, the competition format was organised in a knockout system consisting of seven rounds plus the final match. The 79 clubs competing in the third-tier Campeonato Nacional de Seniores (excluding Marítimo C) and the 20 winners of the District Cups enter the first round, with 49 of these teams receiving a bye to the next round. In the second round, the 18 teams competing in the second-tier Segunda Liga (excluding B teams) and the 25 first-round winners join the 49 teams given a bye in the first round. The 46 second-round winning teams play against the 18 top-tier Primeira Liga teams for the first time in the third round. Unlike the previous rounds, which are contested as one-legged fixtures, the semi-finals are played over two legs in a home-and-away basis. The final will be 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 135 99 none 99 Campeonato Nacional de Seniores
District Football Associations (District Cup winners)
Second round 110 92 25 67 Segunda Liga
Third round 64 64 46 18 Primeira Liga
Fourth round 32 32 32 none none
Fifth round 16 16 16 none none
Quarter-finals 8 8 8 none none
Semi-finals 4 4 4 none none
Final 2 2 2 none none

Teams[edit]

A total of 135 teams competing in the top four tiers of the Portuguese football were considered eligible by FPF to participate in the competition:

Primeira Liga (18 teams)
Segunda Liga (18 teams)
Campeonato Nacional de Seniores (79 teams)
District Football Associations (20 District Cup winners)

Schedule[edit]

All draws were held at the FPF headquarters in Lisbon.

Round Draw date Main date(s) Fixtures Teams Prize money[3]
First round 29 July 2014 6–7 September 2014 25 135 → 110 €2,000
Second round 11 September 27–28 September 2014 46 110 → 64 €3,000
Third round 2 October 18–19 October 2014 32 64 → 32 €4,000
Fourth round 23 November 2014 16 32 → 16 €5,000
Fifth round 17 December 2014 8 16 → 8 €7,500
Quarter-finals 7 January 2015 4 8 → 4 €10,000
Semi-finals 4 March 2015 (1st leg)
8 April 2015 (2nd leg)
4 4 → 2 €15,000
Final 31 May 2015 1 2 → 1 €300,000 (winner)
€150,000 (runner-up)

First round[edit]

A total of 99 teams from the Campeonato Nacional (CN) and the District Football Associations (D) entered this round. The draw was held on 29 July 2014 and determined the 50 teams contesting this round and the remaining 49 teams receiving a bye to the second round. Matches were played on 6 and 7 September 2014.

Number of teams per tier entering this round
Primeira Liga Segunda Liga Campeonato Nacional District FAs Total
18 / 18
18 / 18
79 / 79
20 / 20
135 / 135
Teams receiving a first-round bye
Fixtures

Second round[edit]

A total of 92 teams participated in the second round: 18 teams from the Segunda Liga (II), 25 first-round winners and 49 teams given a bye to this round. The draw was made on 11 September and matches were played on 27 and 28 September 2014.[4]

Number of teams per tier entering this round
Primeira Liga Segunda Liga Campeonato Nacional District FAs Total
18 / 18
18 / 18
59 / 79
15 / 20
110 / 135
Fixtures

Third round[edit]

A total of 64 teams participated in the third round: 18 from the Primeira Liga (I) and the 46 winners of the second round. The draw was held on 2 October and matches were played on 18 and 19 October 2014.[5]

Number of teams per tier entering this round
Primeira Liga Segunda Liga Campeonato Nacional District FAs Total
18 / 18
12 / 18
30 / 79
4 / 20
64 / 135

Fixtures

Fourth round[edit]

A total of 32 teams will participate in the fourth round. Matches will be played on 23 November 2014.

Number of teams per tier entering this round
Primeira Liga Segunda Liga Campeonato Nacional District FAs Total
13 / 18
8 / 18
11 / 79
0 / 20
32 / 135

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Marítimo C, a reserve team which plays in the Series D, is ineligible to play in the competition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taça de Portugal: Primeira ronda sorteada" (in Portuguese). Portuguese Football Federation. 29 July 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "UEFA: finalista vencido da Taça deixa de ir à Europa" (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 20 September 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Comunicado Oficial No. 104" (in Portuguese). Portuguese Football Federation. 25 September 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Taça de Portugal: Jogos da 2.ª eliminatória" (in Portuguese). Portuguese Football Federation. 11 September 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Taça de Portugal: Sorteio a 2 de outubro" (in Portuguese). Portuguese Football Federation. 25 September 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 

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