2011–12 Taça da Liga

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2011–12 Taça da Liga
Tournament details
Host country Portugal
Dates 31 July 2011 – 14 April 2012
Teams 32
Final positions
Champions Benfica (4th title)
Runners-up Gil Vicente
Tournament statistics
Matches played 67
Goals scored 160 (2.39 per match)
Top scorer(s) Miguel Rosa
Baba Diawara
Rodrigo
(4 goals each)

The 2011–12 Taça da Liga is the fifth edition of the Portuguese Taça da Liga. The first matches were played on July 31, 2011. The final was played on 14 April 2012 in which Benfica defeated Gil Vicente 2–1. Benfica won their fourth consecutive Taça da Liga competition since its establishment in 2007.

Format[edit]

This seasons' format consists of 3 rounds, plus knockout stages. In the first round, only second division teams play. All 16 teams are allocated into 4 groups of 4 teams each. Each team plays 3 matches and top two of each group advances. In the second round, teams that qualified from previous round are joined by the two Liga Sagres promoted teams and also the 6 worst in the top league in the previous season. There will be two-legged fixtures in which the winners will advance. The third round is where the remaining top 8 teams from previous season first division enter the competition. Again, as in the first round, the 16 teams are divided into 4 groups and each team will play 3 matches. However this time, only group winners advance. Both semi-finals and finals are one-legged fixtures.

Participating clubs[edit]

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Belenenses 3 2 1 0 8 4 +4 7
Penafiel 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
Trofense 3 0 2 1 3 5 –2 2
Leixões 3 0 2 1 5 7 –2 2
  BEL PEN LEI TRO
Belenenses 5–3 3–1
Penafiel 0–0
Leixões 1–1
Trofense 1–1 1–1

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Santa Clara 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 7
Naval 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
Sporting da Covilhã 3 1 0 2 2 3 –1 3
Arouca 3 0 1 2 1 4 –3 1
  SCO NAV SCA ARO
Sporting Covilhã 0–1
Naval 2–1 2–0
Santa Clara 1–0 1-1
Arouca 0–1

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Moreirense 3 2 1 0 6 4 +2 7
Portimonense 3 1 1 1 6 6 0 4
Freamunde 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
Atlético CP 3 0 1 2 2 4 –2 1
  MOR PRM FRM ATL
Moreirense 2–1
Portimonense 2–3 1–1
Freamunde 1–1 2–3
Atlético CP 0–1

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Estoril 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
União da Madeira 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
Desportivo das Aves 3 1 1 1 1 2 –1 4
Oliveirense 3 1 0 2 2 3 –1 3
  AVE UDM ESP OLI
Desportivo Aves 0–0
União da Madeira 3–2
Estoril 2–0 1–0
Oliveirense 0–1 2–1

Second round[edit]

The 2011–12 Taça da Liga Second Round matches were played on 8, 9, 26 and 27 October 2011 for the first legs whilst the second legs took place on 9, 12 and 13 November 2011. The winners over the two legs progressed to the Third Round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
União da Madeira 2–5 Marítimo 2–3 0–2
Penafiel 2–1 Académica 1–1 1–0
Santa Clara 3–2 União de Leiria 3–1 0–1
Naval 3–4 Vitória de Setúbal 1–2 2–2
Moreirense 4–3 Beira-Mar 2–2 2–1
Portimonense 2–2(5–4p) Feirense 1–0 1–2
Estoril 4–3 Olhanense 4–3 0–0
Belenenses 2–3 Gil Vicente 2–1 0–2

First leg[edit]

8 October 2011
16:00
União da Madeira 2–3 Marítimo
Marreco Goal 28'61' Report Pouga Goal 21'
Marquinho Goal 22'
Diawara Goal 84'
Campo do Adelino Rodrigues, Funchal, Portugal
Attendance: 1,112
Referee: Rui Costa

8 October 2011
20:15
Penafiel 1–1 Académica
Elízio Goal 17' Report Adrien Goal 90'
Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril, Penafiel, Portugal
Attendance: 973
Referee: Carlos Xistra

9 October 2011
16:00
Santa Clara 3–1 União de Leiria
Platini Goal 3'
Alex Goal 20'
Simões Goal 94'
Report Élvis Goal 64'
Estádio de São Miguel, Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Attendance: 489
Referee: Vasco Santos

26 October 2011
16:00
Naval 1–2 Vitória de Setúbal
Simplício Goal 86' Report Amaro Goal 34'
Gonçalves Goal 67'
Estádio Municipal José Bento Pessoa, Figueira da Foz, Portugal
Attendance: 153
Referee: André Gralha

26 October 2011
16:00
Moreirense 2–2 Beira-Mar
Pintassilgo Goal 48'
Wágner Goal 74'
Report Douglas Goal 8'
Élio Goal 13'

26 October 2011
16:00
Portimonense 1–0 Feirense
Felipe Goal 71' Report
Estádio Municipal de Portimão, Portimão, Portugal
Attendance: 438
Referee: Marco Ferreira

26 October 2011
19:00
Estoril 4–3 Olhanense
Moreno Goal 24',
Vitória Goal 37'65'
Carlos Eduardo Goal 85'
Report Toy Goal 31'
Ivanildo Goal 32'
Djalmir Goal 51'
Estádio António Coimbra da Mota, Estoril, Portugal
Attendance: 251
Referee: Bruno Esteves

27 October 2011
16:00
Belenenses 2–1 Gil Vicente
Rodrigo António Goal 5'
Victor Bolt Goal 88'
Report Guilherme Goal 16'
Estádio do Restelo, Belém, Portugal
Attendance: 629
Referee: Duarte Gomes

Second leg[edit]

9 November 2011
16:00
Vitória de Setúbal 2–2 Naval
J. Silva Goal 57'
R. Silva Goal 77'
Report Carlitos Goal 20'
João Pedro Goal 39'
Estádio do Bonfim, Setúbal, Portugal
Attendance: 577
Referee: João Capela

Vitória de Setúbal won 4-3 on aggregate.


9 November 2011
16:00
Feirense 2–1 Portimonense
Buval Goal 20'
Eliézio Goal 41' (pen.)
Report Pessoa Goal 33'
  Penalties  
4–5
Estádio Municipal de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
Attendance: 68
Referee: Hugo Miguel

Feirense 2-2 Portimonense on aggregate. Portimonense won 5-4 on penalties.


9 November 2011
19:00
Olhanense 0–0 Estoril
Report
Estádio José Arcanjo, Olhão, Portugal
Attendance: 440
Referee: João Ferreira

Estoril won 4-3 on aggregate.


12 November 2011
16:00
Beira-Mar 1–2 Moreirense
Douglas Goal 49' Report Pintassilgo Goal 76'
Wágner Goal 90'
Estádio Municipal de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
Attendance: 683
Referee: Vasco Santos

Moreirense won 4-3 on aggregate.


12 November 2011
16:00
Marítimo 2–0 União da Madeira
João Guilherme Goal 79'
Diawara Goal 87'
Report
Estádio dos Barreiros, Funchal, Portugal
Attendance: 1,832
Referee: Bruno Esteves

Marítimo won 5-2 on aggregate.


12 November 2011
20:15
Gil Vicente 2–0 Belenenses
Cláudio Goal 51'
Luís Carlos Goal 57'
Report
Estádio Cidade de Barcelos, Barcelos, Portugal
Attendance: 3,964
Referee: Rui Costa

Gil Vicenre won 3-2 on aggregate.


13 November 2011
16:00
União de Leiria 1–0 Santa Clara
Moraes Goal 53' (pen.) Report
Municipal da Marinha Grande, Marinha Grande, Portugal
Attendance: 473
Referee: Cosme Cunha Machado

Santa Clara won 3-2 on aggregate.


13 November 2011
19:15
Académica 0–1 Penafiel
Report Manoel Goal 46'
Estádio Cidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
Attendance: 524
Referee: Paulo Baptista

Penafiel won 2-1 on aggregate.

Third round[edit]

The 2011–12 Taça da Liga Third Round group stage matches are to be played in January and February 2012. The eight winners of the two legged Second Round matches progressed to this round and are joined by the teams who finished in the top eight of the 2010–11 Primeira Liga. The sixteen teams will be seeded depending on their league position from the previous season. The sixteen teams involved in this round would be split into four groups from group A to D. The first round matches of the group stage will take place on 21 December 2011 and 2–3 January 2012, the second-round games will take place on 18 January and the third round matches will take place on 2–3 February 2012.[1] The winners of each group would progress to the semi final stage to be played on the 21 March 2012.

Participating teams[edit]

Names in bold are the colloquial names of the clubs. Estoril, Gil Vicente, Marítimo, Moreirense, Penafiel, Portimonense, Santa Clara, Vitória de Setúbal all progressed from the Second Round to this phase. Benfica, Nacional, Paços de Ferreira, Porto, Rio Ave, Sporting CP, Braga and Vitória de Guimarães started their campaign at this stage.

Draw[edit]

The draw for the Third Round took place on 23 November 2012 at 12:00 at the LPFP headquarters in Lisbon, Portugal.[2] The teams involved in this round were seeded according to their league position from either the 2010-11 Primeira Liga or the 2010-11 Liga de Honra depending in which division they played in last season.[3]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

Groups[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Gil Vicente 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
Moreirense 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
Sporting CP 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
Rio Ave 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2

2 January 2012
16:00
Gil Vicente 2–1 Moreirense
Luís Carlos Goal 48'77' Report Pintassilgo Goal 54'
Estádio Cidade de Barcelos, Barcelos, Portugal
Attendance: 1,383
Referee: Artur Soares Dias

2 January 2012
20:45
Rio Ave 1–1 Sporting CP
Tomás Goal 16' Report Onyewu Goal 87'
Estádio do Rio Ave FC, Vila do Conde, Portugal
Attendance: 3,188
Referee: Cosme Machado

18 January 2012
16:00
Rio Ave 1–1 Gil Vicente
Tomás Goal 60' (pen.) Report Yero Goal 70'
Estádio do Rio Ave FC, Vila do Conde, Portugal
Attendance: 947
Referee: Duarte Gomes

19 January 2012
20:15
Sporting CP 1–1 Moreirense
Capel Goal 28' Report Ghilas Goal 34'
Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon, Portugal
Attendance: 17,440
Referee: Marco Ferreira

4 February 2012
20:30
Sporting CP 0–1 Gil Vicente
Report Cláudio Goal 54' (pen.)
Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon, Portugal
Attendance: 23,801
Referee: Bruno Esteves

4 February 2012
20:30
Moreirense 1–0 Rio Ave
Pinto Goal 79' Report

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Benfica 3 3 0 0 9 1 +8 9
Marítimo 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
Santa Clara 3 1 0 2 1 4 −3 3
Vitória de Guimarães 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6 0

2 January 2012
19:00
Marítimo 2–0 Santa Clara
Diawara Goal 5'28' (pen.) Report
Estádio dos Barreiros, Madeira, Portugal
Attendance: 1,242
Referee: Jorge Ferreira

3 January 2012
20:45
Vitória de Guimarães 1–4 Benfica
João Paulo Goal 48' Report Witsel Goal 11'
Cardozo Goal 65'83'
Rodrigo Goal 88'
Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, Guimarães, Portugal
Attendance: 7,237
Referee: Bruno Paixão

18 January 2012
18:15
Vitória de Guimarães 0–2 Marítimo
Report Tchô Goal 76'
Danilo Goal 87'
Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, Guimarães, Portugal
Attendance: 703
Referee: Jorge Sousa

18 January 2012
20:15
Benfica 2–0 Santa Clara
Oliveira Goal 68'
Witsel Goal 75'
Report
Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal
Attendance: 14,453
Referee: Rui Silva

4 February 2012
17:00
Santa Clara 1–0 Vitória de Guimarães
Moreira Goal 62' (pen.) Report
Estádio de São Miguel, Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Attendance: 809
Referee: Cosme Machado

5 February 2012
20:30
Benfica 3–0 Marítimo
Oliveira Goal 13'
Rodrigo Goal 72'80'
Report
Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal
Attendance: 19,594
Referee: Artur Soares Dias

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Braga 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4 9
Nacional 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
Penafiel 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
Portimonense 3 0 1 2 0 2 −2 1

3 January 2012
17:00
Portimonense 0–1 Penafiel
Report Coronas Goal 52'
Estádio Municipal de Portimão, Portimão, Portugal
Attendance: 633
Referee: João Capela

3 January 2012
19:15
Nacional 1–2 Braga
Candeias Goal 65' Report Lima Goal 10'
Viana Goal 61'
Estádio da Madeira, Madeira, Portugal
Attendance: 825
Referee: Hugo Miguel

18 January 2012
16:00
Nacional 0–0 Portimonense
Report
Estádio da Madeira, Madeira, Portugal
Attendance: 225
Referee: Jorge Tavares

18 January 2012
18:00
Braga 2 – 0 Penafiel
Viana Goal 45'
Carlão Goal 55'
Report
Estádio Municipal de Braga, Braga, Portugal
Attendance: 3,624
Referee: Nuno Almeida

4 February 2012
18:30
Braga 1–0 Portimonense
Viana Goal 90+3' Report
Estádio Municipal de Braga, Braga, Portugal
Attendance: 4,468
Referee: Carlos Xistra

4 February 2012
18:30
Penafiel 1–2 Nacional
Oliveira Goal 36' Report Keita Goal 60'
Moreno Goal 78'
Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril, Penafiel, Portugal
Attendance: 410
Referee: Duarte Gomes

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Porto 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4 9
Paços de Ferreira 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
Vitória de Setúbal 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3
Estoril 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5 0

21 December 2011
21:00
Paços de Ferreira 1–2 Porto
William Goal 16' Report C. Rodríguez Goal 2'
Hulk Goal 70' (pen.)
Estádio da Mata Real, Paços de Ferreira, Portugal
Attendance: 3,096
Referee: Rui Costa

2 January 2012
19:00
Vitória de Setúbal 3–1 Estoril
Neca Goal 5'
R. Silva Goal 59'
Lopes Goal 61'
Report Adilson Goal 57'
Estádio do Bonfim, Setúbal, Portugal
Attendance: 966
Referee: Manuel Mota


18 January 2012
20:45
Porto 1–0 Estoril
Varela Goal 65' Report
Estádio do Dragão, Porto, Portugal
Attendance: 15,819
Referee: André Gralha

5 February 2012
18:30
Porto 2–0 Vitória de Setúbal
González Goal 24'
Janko Goal 67'
Report
Estádio do Dragão, Porto, Portugal
Attendance: 27,303
Referee: Vasco Santos

5 February 2012
18:30
Estoril 0–1 Paços de Ferreira
Report Josué Goal 50' (pen.)
Estádio António Coimbra da Mota, Estoril, Portugal
Attendance: 444
Referee: Jorge Tavares

Knock-out Stage[edit]

Semifinals Final
           
Gil Vicente 2(4)
Braga 2(2)
Gil Vicente 1
Benfica 2
Benfica 3
Porto 2

Semi-finals[edit]

20 March 2012
20:45
Benfica 3–2 Porto
Pereira Goal 4'
Nolito Goal 43'
Cardozo Goal 77'
Report González Goal 8'
Mangala Goal 17'
Estádio da Luz, Lisbon
Attendance: 28,553
Referee: Artur Soares Dias

22 March 2012
20:15
Gil Vicente 2–2 Braga
Vieira Goal 16'
Júnior Caiçara Goal 89'
Report Lima Goal 25'
Barbosa Goal 31'
  Penalties  
Vilela Penalty scored
Cláudio Penalty scored
Galo Penalty scored
Júnior Caiçara Penalty scored
4–2 Lima Penalty scored
Custódio Penalty scored
Barbosa Penalty missed
Ukra Penalty missed
Estádio Cidade de Barcelos, Barcelos
Attendance: 11,138
Referee: Hugo Miguel

Final[edit]

14 April 2012
20:45 GMT
Benfica 2 − 1 Gil Vicente
Rodrigo Goal 30'
Saviola Goal 84'
Report Zé Luís Goal 78'
Estádio Cidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
Attendance: 23,452
Referee: Jorge Sousa

Statistics[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of the 14 April 2012 23:19 (UTC)

Rank Player Club Goals[4]
1 Portugal Miguel Rosa Belenenses 4
Senegal Baba Diawara Marítimo 4
Spain Rodrigo Benfica 4
4 Brazil Wágner Moreirense 3
Portugal Ricardo Pessoa Portimonense 3
Portugal Pintassilgo Moreirense 3
Brazil Luís Carlos Gil Vicente 3
Portugal Hugo Viana Braga 3
Paraguay Óscar Cardozo Benfica 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BWIN CUP - 2011/2012 - 3.ª FASE" [2011-12 - Bwin Cup - Third Round] (in Portuguese). 27 November 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Sorteio da terceira fase da bwin cup" [Draw for the Third Round of the Bwin Cup] (in Portuguese). 22 November 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Sorteio da 3.ª fase" [Third Round Draw] (in Portuguese). 23 November 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Melhor marcador - bwin cup 2011-2012" [Top Goalscorer - bwin cup 2011-2012] (in Portuguese). 13 November 2011. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 

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