2011–12 Taça de Portugal

2011–12 Taça de Portugal
Taça de Portugal Millennium
Country  Portugal
Teams 173
Champions Académica de Coimbra (2nd title)
Runners-up Sporting CP
Matches played 173
Top goal scorer(s) Ricky van Wolfswinkel
(5 goals)

The 2011–12 Taça de Portugal (also known as the 2011–12 Taça de Portugal Millenium) was the 72nd season of the Taça de Portugal (English: Portuguese Cup), the premier Portuguese football knockout competition, organized by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). The final was played on 20 May 2012 between Académica de Coimbra, returning to the final for the first time since 1969, and Sporting CP. The winners qualified for the group stage of the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League.[1]

Porto were the previous holders, having won the competition for a third consecutive time after beating Vitória de Guimarães 6–2 in the previous season's final. However, Porto was not able to defend the title as they were defeated 3–0 by Académica de Coimbra in the fourth round.

Calendar

Round Main date[2] Fixtures Clubs New entries this round Notes
First Round28 August 201160172 → 112120Clubs participating in the Second and Third Division gain entry.
Second Round11 September 201148112 → 6416Clubs participating in Liga de Honra gain entry.
Third Round16 October 20113264 → 3216Clubs participating in the Primeira Liga gain entry.
Fourth Round20 November 20111632 → 16none
Fifth Round4 December 2011816 → 8none
Quarter-finals21 December 201148 → 4none
Semi-finals11 and 12 January & 8 February 201224 → 2noneSemi-finals held in 2 legs
Final20 May 201212 → 1noneTaça de Portugal Final at the Estádio Nacional.

Participating Teams

Primeira Liga

(16 Teams)

Liga de Honra

(16 Teams)

Portuguese Second Division

North

(16 Teams)

South

(16 Teams)

Central

Third round

In this round entered teams from Liga ZON Sagres (1st level) and the winners from the second round. The matches were played on the 14th, 15th and 16 October 2011.

Fourth round

Draw

The draw for the fourth round was held on 24 October 2011 at 12:00 WET in Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) headquarters situated in Lisbon, Portugal.[3] The last season finalists, Porto and Vitória de Guimarães, were both in draw. Alcochetense and Santa Maria, both from the Portuguese Third Division, were the lowest-ranked teams left in the competition at this stage.

Primeira Liga Liga de Honra Portuguese Second Division Portuguese Third Division
Benfica
Porto (holders)
Braga
Marítimo
Sporting CP
Nacional
Académica de Coimbra
Paços de Ferreira
Rio Ave
Vitória de Guimarães
Olhanense
Naval
Desportivo das Aves
Moreirense
Oliveirense
Sporting da Covilhã
Belenenses
Penafiel
Estoril
Leixões
Torreense
Mirandela
Tirsense
Juventude de Évora
Gondomar
Ribeira Brava
Lousada
S. João de Ver
Tondela
Vizela
Alcochetense
Santa Maria

Results

The matches were played on November 18, 19 and 20, 2011.

Fifth round

Draw

The draw for the fifth round was held on 22 November 2011 at 12:00 WET at Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) headquarters in Lisbon.[4] The last season's finalists, Porto and Vitória de Guimarães, were eliminated in the previous round. Torreense, Mirandela, Tirsense and Ribeira Brava from the Portuguese Second Division were the lowest-ranked teams left in the competition at this stage.

Primeira Liga Liga de Honra Portuguese Second Division
Benfica
Marítimo
Sporting CP
Nacional
Académica de Coimbra
Olhanense
Desportivo das Aves
Moreirense
Oliveirense
Belenenses
Estoril Praia
Leixões
Torreense
Mirandela
Tirsense
Ribeira Brava

Results

The matches were played between December 1 and December 5, 2011.

Quarterfinals

Draw

The draw for the quarterfinals was held on 22 November 2011 at 12:00 WET in Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) headquarters situated in Lisbon, Portugal.[4]

Primeira Liga Liga de Honra
Marítimo
Sporting CP
Nacional
Académica de Coimbra
Olhanense
Desportivo das Aves
Moreirense
Oliveirense

Results

The matches were played on December 21 and 22, 2011.

Semifinals

Draw

The draw for the sixth round was held on 28 December 2011 at 12:00 WET in Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) headquarters situated in Lisbon, Portugal.[5]

Primeira Liga Liga de Honra
Sporting CP
Nacional
Académica de Coimbra
Oliveirense

First leg

Second Leg

Final

Sporting CP 0 – 1 Académica
Marinho  4'
Attendance: 37,522

Top scorers

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Ricky van Wolfswinkel Sporting CP 5
2 Marinho Académica de Coimbra 4
Walter Porto 4
4 Adrien Silva Académica de Coimbra 3
Djão Alcochetense 3
Jérémie N'Jock Moreirense 3
João Tomás Rio Ave 3
Miguel Rosa Belenenses 3

Last updated: 27 January 2013

References

  1. "Europa League - Cup winners to get auto Europa spot". Eurosport. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
  2. "CALENDÁRIO DOS CAMPEONATOS NACIONAIS DE SENIORES ÉPOCA 2011/2012" (PDF). Portuguese Football Federation. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  3. "Sorteio da 4.ª eliminatória, em direto" [4th Round Draw, Live]. Record (in Portuguese). October 24, 2011. Archived from the original on October 25, 2011.
  4. 1 2 "Sorteio dos "oitavos" e "quartos", em direto" [5th Round and Quarterfinals Draw, Live]. Record (in Portuguese). November 22, 2011.
  5. "Sporting-Nacional nas "meias"" [Sporting against Nacional on the "semis"]. Record (in Portuguese). December 28, 2011.
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