2007–08 Taça da Liga

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2007–08 Taça da Liga
Tournament details
Host country Portugal
Dates 4 August 2007 – 22 March 2008
Teams 32
Final positions
Champions Vitória de Setúbal (1st title)
Runners-up Sporting CP
Tournament statistics
Matches played 39
Goals scored 76 (1.95 per match)
Top scorer(s) Matheus (5)

The 2007–08 Taça da Liga was the first edition of the Taça da Liga, also known as Carlsberg Cup due to sponsorship reasons.

For the first round (4 and 5 August), only teams competing in the Liga de Honra participated. In the second round (12 August), Primeira Liga teams entered.

The competition was won by Vitória de Setúbal, who beat Sporting CP 3–2 in the penalty shootout after a goalless draw at the Estádio Algarve, Faro.

First round[edit]

Drawing[edit]

Teams had been distributed by two pots, being based on the position of the previous championship.


Pot A Pot B
Beira-Mar Olhanense
Desportivo das Aves Estoril
Rio Ave Trofense
Santa Clara Gil Vicente
Gondomar Vizela
Feirense Portimonense
Varzim Fátima
Penafiel Freamunde

Games[edit]

Date Hour Local (League)Team 1 Result Team 2(League)
4 August 17:00 Trofa (LH) Trofense 2–1 Feirense (LH)
4 August 17:00 Vizela (LH) Vizela 1–3 Varzim (LH)
5 August 16:00 Freamunde (LH) Freamunde 0–0
(2–4 decided in penalties)
Beira-Mar (LH)
5 August 16:00 Estoril (LH) Estoril 2–1 Desportivo das Aves (LH)
5 August 16:00 Fátima (LH) Fátima 2–0 Santa Clara (LH)
5 August 17:00 Portimão (LH) Portimonense 1–0 Rio Ave (LH)
5 August 17:30 Olhão (LH) Olhanense 0–1 Gondomar (LH)
5 August 19:45 Barcelos (LH) Gil Vicente 2–2
(4–5 decided in penalties)
Penafiel (LH)

(LH) - Liga de Honra

Games results in detail[edit]

4 August 2007
17:00
Trofense 2 – 1 Feirense
Marcos Antônio Goal 41'
Borges Goal 53'
Goal 61' Leitão

4 August 2007
17:00
Vizela 1 – 3 Varzim
N. Sousa Goal 7' Goal 20' Roberto
Goal 57' Chico
Goal 90' Ukra

5 August 2007
16:00
Estoril 2 – 1 Desportivo das Aves
Dorival Goal 44'
Dagil Goal 48'
Goal 11' Gouveia


5 August 2007
16:00
Fátima 2 – 0 Santa Clara
Marinho Goal 56'
Saleiro Goal 60'
Estádio João Paulo II, Fátima
Referee: Bruno Paixão, Setúbal

5 August 2007
17:00
Portimonense 1 – 0 Rio Ave
Bevacqua Goal 4'
Estádio Municipal, Portimão
Referee: Hugo Miguel, Lisboa

5 August 2007
17:30
Olhanense 0 – 1 Gondomar
Goal 58' Nelsinho
Estádio José Arcanjo, Olhão
Referee: João Capela, Coimbra

Second round[edit]

Drawing[edit]

Teams were divided for two pots, one with the lower ranked Portuguese Liga teams and the other with the first round winners, who played at home.

Pot C Pot D
Trofense Estrela da Amadora
Varzim Boavista
Beira-Mar Marítimo
Estoril Naval
Fátima Académica
Portimonense Vitória de Setúbal
Gondomar Leixões
Penafiel Vitória de Guimarães

(LH) – Liga de Honra (PL) – Primeira League

Games[edit]

Date Hour Local (League)Team 1 Result Team 2(League)
12 August 16:00 Estoril (LH) Estoril 0–1 Estrela da Amadora (PL)
12 August 16:00 Penafiel (LH) Penafiel 0–0
(5–4 decided in penalties)
Marítimo (PL)
12 August 17:00 Fátima (LH) Fátima 1–0 Académica (PL)
12 August 17:00 Portimão (LH) Portimonense 0–0
(4–3 decided in penalties)
Naval (PL)
12 August 17:15 Póvoa de Varzim (LH) Varzim 0–4 Leixões (PL)
12 August 17:30 Gondomar (LH) Gondomar 0–3 Vitória de Setúbal (PL)
12 August 18:00 Trofa (LH) Trofense 0–1 Vitória de Guimarães (PL)
12 August 19:45 Aveiro (LH) Beira-Mar 1–0 Boavista (PL)

(LH) – Liga de Honra
(PL) – Primeira League

Games results in detail[edit]

12 August 2007
16:00
Estoril 0 – 1 Estrela da Amadora
Goal 45' Cardoso


12 August 2007
17:00
Fátima 1 – 0 Académica
Ricardo Jorgue Goal 27'
Estádio Municipal de Fátima, Fátima
Referee: Augusto Duarte, Braga


12 August 2007
17:15
Varzim 0 – 4 Leixões
Goal 5'53' (pen.) Vieirinha
Goal 7' Bruno China
Goal 58' Roberto
Estádio do Varzim SC, Varzim
Referee: Paulo Baptista, Portalegre

12 August 2007
17:30
Gondomar 0 – 3 Vitória de Setúbal
Goal 44' Kim
Goal 77' Matheus
Goal 80' Edinho


12 August 2007
19:45
Beira-Mar 1 – 0 Boavista
Roma Goal 81'

Third round[edit]

Drawing[edit]

Teams were divided in two pots, one with the higher ranked Portuguese Liga teams and the other with the second round winners, who played at home.

  • Pot E (home):
    • winners teams of Second round;
  • Pot F (visitors):
    • 1st to 8th placed teams of the 2006–07 Primeira Liga
Pot E Pot F
Estrela da Amadora Nacional
Penafiel União de Leiria
Fátima Paços de Ferreira
Portimonense Belenenses
Leixões Braga
Vitória de Setúbal Benfica
Vitória de Guimarães Sporting CP
Beira-Mar Porto

Games[edit]

Date Hour Local (League)Team 1 Result Team 2(League)
26 September 16:00 Leixões (PL) Leixões 0–2 União de Leiria (PL)
26 September 17:00 Penafiel (LH) Penafiel 1–0 Nacional (PL)
26 September 18:00 Portimão (LH) Portimonense 1–1
(4–3 decided in penalties)
Belenenses (PL)
26 September 19:00 Aveiro (LH) Beira-Mar 0–0
(4–3 decided in penalties)
Paços de Ferreira (PL)
26 September 19:15 Setúbal (PL) Vitória de Setúbal 2–0 Braga (PL)
26 September 19:15 Fátima (LH) Fátima 0–0
(4–2 decided in penalties)
Porto (PL)
26 September 20:30 Amadora (PL) Estrela da Amadora 1–1
(4–5 decided in penalties)
Benfica (PL)
26 September 20:45 Guimarães (PL) Vitória de Guimarães 0–0
(6–7 decided in penalties)
Sporting CP (PL)

(LH) – Liga de Honra
(PL) – Primeira League

Games results in details[edit]

26 September 2007
16:00
Leixões 0 – 2 U. Leiria
Goal 15' Maciel
Goal 76' (pen.) Jessui
Estádio do Mar, Matosinhos
Referee: Cosme Machado, Braga

26 September 2007
17:00
Penafiel 1 – 0 Nacional
Guedes Goal 21'
Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril, Penafiel
Referee: Paulo Costa, Porto



26 September 2007
19:15
Vitória de Setúbal 2 – 0 Braga
Matheus Goal 80'
Branco Goal 88'
Estádio do Bonfim, Setúbal
Referee: Elmano Santos, Madeira

26 September 2007
19:15
Fátima 0 – 0 Porto
  Penalties  
Miguel Xavier Penalty scored
Saleiro Penalty scored
Moreira Penalty scored
Marinho Penalty scored
4 – 2 Penalty scored João Paulo
Penalty scored Lima
Penalty missed Lino
Penalty missed M. González
Estádio João Paulo II, Fátima
Referee: Carlos Xistra, Castelo Branco


Fourth round[edit]

The winning teams of the third round will be in only one pot and will play in two legs.

Clube League
Sporting CP PL
Benfica PL
União de Leiria PL
Vitória de Setúbal PL
Beira-Mar LH
Penafiel LH
Portimonense LH
Fátima LH

LH – Liga de Honra PL – Primeira Liga

Games[edit]

First leg[edit]

Date Hour Local (League)Team 1 Result Team 2(League)
21 October 19:00 Lisboa (PL) Sporting CP 1–2 Fátima (LH)
21 October 21:00 Lisboa (PL) Benfica 1–1 Vitória de Setúbal (PL)
22 October 16:00 Portimão (LH) Portimonense 1–0 Beira-Mar (LH)
22 October 16:00 Penafiel (LH) Penafiel 3–1 União de Leiria (PL)

(LH) – Liga de Honra
(PL) – Primeira League



22 October 2007
Portimonense 1 – 0 Beira-Mar
Melo Goal 71'

22 October 2007
Penafiel 3 – 1 União de Leiria
João Pedro Goal 3'
Bakero Goal 68'78'
Goal 90+2' Sougou

2nd Leg[edit]

Date Hour Local (League)Team 1 Result Team 2(League)
31 October 19:45 Fátima (LH) Fátima 2–3 Sporting CP (PL)
31 October 20:45 Setúbal (PL) Vitória de Setúbal 2–1 Benfica(PL)
31 October 20:00 Aveiro (LH) Beira-Mar 3–1 Portimonense (LH)
31 October 19:45 Leiria (PL) União de Leiria 1–0 Penafiel (LH)

(LH) – Liga de Honra
(PL) – Primeira Liga


31 October 2007
Vitória de Setúbal 2 – 1 Benfica
Matheus Goal 67'
Edinho Goal 82'
Goal 45' (pen.) Adu
Estádio do Bonfim, Setúbal
Referee: Paulo Costa, Porto

31 October 2007
Beira-Mar 3 – 1 Portimonense
Jessé Goal 48'
Vitinha Goal 65'
Roma Goal 79'
Goal 6' Bevacqua
Estádio Municipal de Aveiro, Aveiro
Referee: João Ferreira, Setúbal

Overall results of 4th round[edit]

Winner Result Loser
(PL) Sporting CP 4 (a) – 4 Fátima (LH)
(PL) Vitória de Setúbal 3 – 2 S.L. Benfica (PL)
(LH) Beira-Mar 3 – 2 Portimonense (LH)
(LH) Penafiel 3 – 2 União de Leiria (PL)

(LH) – Liga de Honra
(PL) – Primeira Liga

Group stage[edit]

The four winners from the fourth round will play in a group stage with a single round-robin format. The teams that finish first and second in the group will advance to play each other in the final.

Team GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
Vitória de Setúbal (PL) 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7
Sporting CP (PL) 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 6
Penafiel (LH) 3 0 2 1 3 5 -2 2
Beira-Mar (LH) 3 0 1 2 1 7 -6 1

(LH) – Liga de Honra
(PL) – Primeira Liga

Games results in detail[edit]

9 January 2008
19:30
Beira-Mar 1 – 1 Penafiel
Vitinha Goal 19' Goal 44' Bakero

9 January 2008
21:15
Vitória de Setúbal 1 – 0 Sporting CP
Filipe Goal 30'
Estádio do Bonfim, Setúbal
Referee: Pedro Henriques, Lisbon


23 January 2008
21:15
Sporting CP 3 – 0 Beira-Mar
Liédson Goal 68'
Vukčević Goal 74'80'

30 January 2008
19:00
Sporting CP 3 – 1 Penafiel
Romagnoli Goal 21'
Izmailov Goal 29'85'
Goal 66' Guedes
Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon
Referee: João Ferreira, Setúbal

30 January 2008
21:00
Vitória de Setúbal 3 – 0 Beira-Mar
Robson Goal 52'
Chaves Goal 71'
Kim Goal 90+3'
Estádio do Bonfim, Setúbal
Referee: Rui Costa, Porto

Final[edit]

Coin toss determined Vitória to be the first on the penalty shootout series. Except for Jorginho's shot at his right post (inner side), all other shots were saved by the goalkeepers.


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