2013–14 Taça da Liga

2013–14 Taça da Liga
Tournament details
Host country Portugal
Dates 27 July 2013 – 7 May 2014
Teams 33
Final positions
Champions Benfica (5th title)
Runners-up Rio Ave
Tournament statistics
Matches played 71
Goals scored 159 (2.24 per match)
Top scorer(s) Jackson Martínez
Tozé Marreco
Ricardo Pessoa
Wágner
Moreira
(3 goals each)

The 2013–14 Taça da Liga was the seventh edition of the Taça da Liga, a Portuguese football knockout competition organized by the Portuguese League for Professional Football (LPFP). It was contested by the 33 clubs competing in the 2013–14 Primeira Liga and 2013–14 Segunda Liga, the top two tiers and only professional leagues in Portuguese football. The competition began in July 2013 with first-round matches and concluded on 7 May 2014, with the final at the Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa in Leiria, where Benfica defeated Rio Ave 2–0 to win a fifth Taça da Liga title.

Format

The competition format for the 2013–14 edition consists of three rounds plus a knockout phase. In the first round, only teams competing in the 2013–14 Segunda Liga (excluding reserve teams from Primeira Liga clubs) take part. The seventeen teams are drawn into four groups (three with four teams and one 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 six Primeira Liga teams placed ninth to 14th in the previous season and the two teams promoted to 2013–14 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 eight Primeira Liga teams, ranked 1st to 8th in the previous season. Similarly to the first round, the sixteen teams are drawn into four groups of four teams, according to a seeding based on their classification in the previous season. Each team plays against the other three in a single round-robin format, and only the group winners advance to the knockout phase. 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
(17 teams)
Second round
(16 teams)
  • 4 group winners from the first round
  • 4 group runners-up from the first round
Third round
(16 teams)
  • 8 winners from the second round
Knockout phase
(4 teams)
  • 4 group winners from the third round

Teams

The 33 teams competing in the two professional tiers of Portuguese football for the 2013–14 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.

Third round (Primeira Liga)
Porto (1st)Paços de Ferreira (3rd)Estoril (5th)Sporting CP (7th)
Benfica (2nd)Braga (4th)Rio Ave (6th)Nacional (8th)
Second round (Primeira Liga)
Vitória de Guimarães (9th)Académica (11th)Gil Vicente (13th)Belenenses (P1)
Marítimo (10th)Vitória de Setúbal (12th)Olhanense (14th)Arouca (P1)
First round (Segunda Liga)
Leixões (3rd)Tondela (10th)Atlético CP (17th)Moreirense (R2)
Desportivo das Aves (5th)Santa Clara (11th)Trofense (19th)Desportivo de Chaves (P2)
Portimonense(6th)União da Madeira (12th)Sporting da Covilhã (20th)Farense (P2)
Oliveirense (8th)Feirense (13th)Beira-Mar (R1)Académico de Viseu (P2)
Penafiel (9th)
Key
  • Nth: League position in the 2012–13 season
  • P1: Promoted to the Primeira Liga
  • P2: Promoted to the Segunda Liga
  • R1: Relegated to the Segunda Liga
Notes
  • Sporting da Covilhã finished 20th in the 2012–13 Segunda Liga, in position to be relegated to the National Championship for the 2013–14 season. However, as Naval – which finished 18th in the Segunda Liga – were unable to fulfill the LPFP requirements mandatory for entry in professional competitions, they were further relegated to the National Championship and Covilhã was invited to take Naval's place.

Schedule

All draws were held at the LPFP headquarters in Porto.

Round Draw date Match date(s) Teams Fixtures
First round Matchday 1 4 July 2013 27 July 2013 33 → 24 28
Matchday 2 31 July 2013
Matchday 3 4 August 2013
Matchday 4 7 August 2013
Matchday 5 14 August 2013
Second round 10 September 2013 25–26 September 2013 (1st leg)
30–31 October 2013 (2nd leg)
24 → 16 16
Third round Matchday 1 20 November 2013 29–30 December 2013 16 → 4 24
Matchday 2 14–16 January 2014
Matchday 3 25–26 January 2014
Knockout phase Semi-finals 12 February–27 April 2014 4 → 2 3
Final 7 May 2014 2 → 1

Source: LPFP[1]

First round

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

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Portimonense 321030+37
Beira-Mar 311143+14
Trofense 310224–13
União da Madeira 302124–22
 BEMPRMTROUDM
Beira-Mar 2–2
Portimonense 1–0 2–0
Trofense 0–2 2–0
União da Madeira 0–0

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Santa Clara 320132+16
Farense 31113304
Desportivo das Aves 31112204
Tondela 302145–12
 AVEFARSTCTON
Aves 0–1
Farense 0–1 1–0
Santa Clara 2–1
Tondela 1–1 2–2

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Penafiel 330040+49
Leixões 32015506
Académico de Viseu 310223–13
Atlético CP 300325–30
 ACVATLLEIPEN
Ac. Viseu 1–0 1–2
Atlético CP 0–1
Leixões 3–2
Penafiel 1–0 2–0

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Moreirense 421162+47
Sporting Covilhã 421156–17
Desportivo de Chaves 420275+26
Feirense 41126604
Oliveirense 411238–54
 CHASCOFEIMOROLI
Chaves 1–2 3–1
Covilhã 1–0 1–1
Feirense 4–1 0–0
Moreirense 2–1 4–0
Oliveirense 0–2 2–1

Second round

The draw for the second round was held on 10 September 2013.[2] 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 9th–14th in the 2012–13 Primeira Liga and the two teams promoted to the top flight from the 2012–13 Segunda Liga.[3] The first-leg matches were played on 25 September, 9 and 12–13 October 2013. The second-leg matches were played on 13 and 30 October, and 16–17 November 2013.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Santa Clara 0–1 Belenenses 0–0 0–1
Portimonense 2–3 Vitória de Setúbal 2–2 0–1
Moreirense 3–4 Gil Vicente 0–0 3–4
Leixões 4–2 Vitória de Guimarães 2–1 2–1
Sporting da Covilhã 3–2 Olhanense 1–0 2–2
Beira-Mar 2–2 (5–4 p) Arouca 0–1 2–1
Penafiel 2–1 Académica de Coimbra 2–1 0–0
Farense 0–2 Marítimo 0–2 0–0

Third round

The draw for the third round was held on 20 November 2013. The sixteen teams taking part in this draw were divided in four pots: the first pot contained the teams placed 1st–4th in the 2012–13 Primeira Liga, while the second pot had the teams placed 5th–8th. The third pot included the four second-round winners with the best placing in their respective leagues in the 2012–13 season, and the fourth pot had the remaining second-round winners.[4] Each group contained four teams, one from each pot, and was contested in a single round-robin format, with each team playing at least one match at home. The matches took place on 29–30 December 2013, 14–16 and 25–26 January 2014.[5][6] The group winners advanced to the semi-finals.

Tiebreakers

The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss). If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria are applied to determine the rankings:[4]

  1. superior goal difference from all group matches played;
  2. higher number of goals scored from all group matches played;
  3. lowest average team age in all group matches played. The average team age is determined by dividing the sum of the complete age years of all players fielded in all group matches by the total number of players fielded in all group matches.
Key to colours in group tables
Group winners advanced to the knockout phase

Kick-off times are in WET.

Group A

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Rio Ave 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
Paços de Ferreira 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
Vitória de Setúbal 3 1 1 1 2 3 1 4
Sporting da Covilhã 3 0 0 3 2 6 4 0
Rio Ave 2–0 Paços de Ferreira
Hassan  36'
Ukra  89' (pen.)
Report
Attendance: 1,326
Referee: João Capela
Vitória de Setúbal 1–0 Sporting da Covilhã
Venâncio  90+4' Report
Attendance: 574
Referee: Nuno Almeida

Paços de Ferreira 2–1 Sporting da Covilhã
Del Valle  18'
Buval  67'
Report Kizito  90+1'
Attendance: 671
Referee: Bruno Paixão
Rio Ave 1–1 Vitória de Setúbal
Joeano  84' Report Pedroso  23'
Attendance: 687
Referee: Rui Costa

Sporting da Covilhã 1–3 Rio Ave
Forbes  50' (p) Report Braga  24'
Ukra  42'
Santos  62'
Attendance: 447
Referee: Cosme Machado

Group B

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Porto 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7
Sporting 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7
Marítimo 3 0 1 2 2 6 4 1
Penafiel 3 0 1 2 1 7 6 1
Marítimo 0–0 Penafiel
Report
Attendance: 832
Referee: Cosme Machado
Sporting 0–0 Porto
Report

Sporting 3–0 Marítimo
Mané  19'
Vítor  50'
Rojo  84'
Report
Attendance: 11,321
Referee: Nuno Almeida
Porto 4–0 Penafiel
Quaresma  11'
Martínez  63', 76'
Varela  78'
Report
Attendance: 12,507
Referee: Duarte Gomes

Porto 3–2 Marítimo
Martínez  20'
Carlos Eduardo  85'
Josué  90+6' (pen.)
Report João Diogo  22'
Artur  34'
Attendance: 20,109
Referee: Manuel Mota
Penafiel 1–3 Sporting
Aldair  19' Report Mané  44'
Eduardo  68'
Adrien  82' (pen.)
Attendance: 2,147
Referee: Marco Ferreira

Group C

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Braga 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9 9
Estoril 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
Belenenses 3 1 1 1 2 6 4 4
Beira-Mar 3 0 0 3 1 7 6 0
Estoril 1–2 Braga
Carlitos  18' Report Sasso  13'
Silva  54'
Attendance: 1,517
Referee: Vasco Santos
Belenenses 1–0 Beira-Mar
Danielsson  73' Report
Attendance: 531
Referee: Jorge Tavares

Braga 3–0 Beira-Mar
Pardo  12'
Rusescu  75'
Edinho  90+2'
Report
Attendance: 3,388
Referee: Hugo Pacheco
Estoril 1–1 Belenenses
Tavares  35' Report Kay  57'
Attendance: 1,047
Referee: Hugo Miguel

Braga 5–0 Belenenses
Alan  4' (pen.), 71'
Rafa  41'
Luíz Carlos  42'
Rusescu  82'
Report
Attendance: 6,720
Referee: Duarte Gomes
Beira-Mar 1–3 Estoril
Cintra  24' Report Galvão  26'
Balboa  63'
Borges  82'

Group D

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Benfica 3 3 0 0 4 0 +4 9
Nacional 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
Gil Vicente 3 0 2 1 2 4 2 2
Leixões 3 0 1 2 0 4 4 1
Nacional 0–1 Benfica
Report Mexer  32' (o.g.)
Attendance: 3,427
Referee: Carlos Xistra
Gil Vicente 0–0 Leixões
Report
Attendance: 923
Referee: Artur Soares Dias

Nacional 2–2 Gil Vicente
Djaniny  42'
Reginaldo  61'
Report Danielson  47', 75'
Attendance: 427
Referee: João Capela
Benfica 2–0 Leixões
Đuričić  27'
Cavaleiro  87'
Report
Attendance: 9,524
Referee: Manuel Oliveira

Benfica 1–0 Gil Vicente
Sulejmani  56' Report
Attendance: 6,664
Referee: Bruno Esteves
Leixões 0–2 Nacional
Report João  50'
Aurélio  52'
Attendance: 750

Knockout phase

In the knockout phase, the four third-round group winners will contest a one-legged semi-final match for a place in the competition final.

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
27 April – Estádio do Dragão
 
 
Porto0 (3)
 
7 May – Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa
 
Benfica (p)0 (4)
 
Benfica2
 
13 February – Estádio dos Arcos
 
Rio Ave0
 
Rio Ave2
 
 
Braga1
 

Semi-finals

The semi-final pairings were made during the draw for the third round, on 20 November 2013. Matches took place on 13 February and 27 April 2014.

Porto 0–0 Benfica
Report
Penalties
Quintero
Martínez
Ghilas
Maicon
Varela
Fernando
3–4 Siqueira
Garay
Jardel
Gomes
Pérez
Cavaleiro
Attendance: 26,104
Referee: Marco Ferreira

Rio Ave 2–1 Braga
Hassan  41' (pen.)
Braga  69'
Report Custódio  45+1'

Final

Benfica 2–0 Rio Ave
Rodrigo  42'
Luisão  78'
Report
Attendance: 23,119
Referee: Hugo Miguel

Statistics

Top goalscorers

Rank Player Club Goals Games Minutes per goal
1 Jackson Martínez Porto 3 3 46
2 Tozé Marreco Tondela 3 3 90
3 Wágner Moreirense 3 5 110
4 Ricardo Pessoa Portimonense 3 5 150
5 Hugo Moreira Leixões 3 7 157
6 Nildo Petrolina Beira-Mar 2 1 45
7 Paulo Tavares Vitória de Setúbal 2 2 61
8 Carlos Mané Sporting CP 2 2 74
9 Raul Rusescu Braga 2 2 90
10 Ricardo Chaves Chaves 2 2 90

Last update: 26 January 2014[7]

Notes

  1. The match between Benfica and Gil Vicente was scheduled to be played at the Estádio da Luz, but due to Benfica's ground undergoing resurfacing work, the match venue was changed to the Estádio do Restelo.
  2. Match originally scheduled for 12 February but postponed due to the disciplinary investigation conducted against Porto regarding the delayed start of Porto's final match against Marítimo in the third round.

References

  1. "Calendário Taça da Liga – Época 2013-2014" (in Portuguese). LPFP. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  2. "Segunda fase sorteada esta terça-feira" [Second phase drawn this tuesday] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 9 September 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  3. "2.ª fase dita encontro entre Leixões e V. Guimarães" [2.ª phase shows a meeting between Leixões and V. Guimarães] (in Portuguese). Record. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  4. 1 2 "Regulamento da Competições" (PDF) (in Portuguese). LPFP. pp. 76–77. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  5. "Taça da Liga: Sorteio da 3ª Fase" [League Cup: Third round draw] (in Portuguese). LPFP. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  6. "Porto e Sporting no grupo B, clássico agendado para a 1ª jornada" [Porto and Sporting in group B, classic scheduled for the first matchday] (in Portuguese). LPFP. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  7. "Melhores marcadores" [Top goalscorers]. Portuguese League for Professional Football. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
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