Academic demoted for the first time to the third tier of Portuguese football – Última Hora

The historic Académica, national vice-champion in 1966/67, fell today, for the first time in its history, to the third tier of Portuguese football, after drawing 0-0 with Penafiel, in a game of the 30th round of the II League.

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In Coimbra, the draw consummated the eighth relegation in Académica’s history, the first to the third tier, since, with four rounds to play, the ‘students’ mathematically can no longer leave the relegation places: they add up to 16 points, minus 11 than Académico de Viseu, also in a direct relegation zone, and 12 than Trofense, which occupies the place reserved for the maintenance play-off, with these two teams facing each other today. Académica, one of the historic national clubs, will play in Liga 3 in 2022/23, after 88 consecutive seasons, since 1934/35, between the first and second divisions of Portuguese football, in a path that until today had seven relegations. and 24 appearances in the secondary division.

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