Estrela da Amadora, of the Championship of Portugal (third step), resisted almost half, but ended up winning (4-0) by Benfica, who qualified for the quarter-finals of the Portuguese Cup.
The Benfica coach spared the usual eleven to launch other players who have been more or less used, but the difference between the two teams at individual and collective level has not stopped being abyssal.
However, the resistance of the Reboleira team lasted almost until the interval, when Chiquinho opened the scoring, in the 42nd minute, in the reload to a shot by Seferovic, after a cross by Diogo Gonçalves.
In the second half, Estrela, leader of Group G of the Portuguese Championship, ‘paid the bill’ for the effort made in the first half to prevent Benfica from reaching the goal early and conceding three more goals.
Benfica’s second goal, in the 51st minute, by Seferovic, marked the soul break of Estrela da Amadora, who suffered the third goal in the 62nd minute, by Chiquinho, to double and the fourth in the 66th, by Luca Waldschmidt.
FC Porto, holder of the trophy, needed an extra time to overtake Nacional by 4-2, moving on to the quarter-finals, in which they will play at home with the winner of the match Gil Vicente (I Liga) -Académico de Viseu (II Liga), scheduled for Thursday.
The first team to score was FC Porto, in the 22nd minute, by Luis Díaz, but the island response was not long in coming, and three minutes later, Brayan Riascos shot low to Bryan Róchez, who received, rotated and shot out of Diogo Costa’s reach .
Nacional went ahead of the scoreboard in the 62nd minute, in a great shot by Brayan Riascos, but, shortly afterwards, he received a severe blow with the expulsion of Rui Correia for accumulating yellow cards.
Sérgio Conceição risked everything with the entries of Zaidu, Otávio, Marega, João Mário and Evanilson, the latter decisive, since the Brazilian striker entered in the 88th minute and immediately scored the goal that prevented the elimination of the Porto players.
In extra time, FC Porto imposed its clear superiority, even because it played with one more element, and consumed the turnaround in the scoreboard in the 101st minute, in a shot delivered by the entrance of the area by Sérgio Oliveira, having, in the 115th, Taremi increased the advantage .
Meanwhile, a goal by Iranian striker Shahriyar Moghanlou, in a controversial move, in the 87th minute, allowed Santa Clara to beat Moreirense 2-1 and qualify for the quarter-finals, an unprecedented feat for islanders, stage in which they will go. face the winner of the Sporting de Braga-Torreense game (Campeonato de Portugal), which will be played on Wednesday, in Pedreira.
The goal’s bid ended up generating some controversy, since Shahriyar collided with goalkeeper Pasinato before heading in, the protests of Moreira de Cónegos’s formation were useless, which saw referee Rui Costa validate the move after consulting the video referee .
With several changes compared to the eleven presented at the weekend, for the 13th round of the I Liga, five in the Minho and seven in the Azoreans, these were the first to score, by Ukra, in the 36th minute, but Moreira’s team Cónegos managed to equalize in the second half, by Walterson, at 51.
Finally, Estoril Praia, leader of the II League, today surprised the first divisional Rio Ave, winning 2-1 and guaranteeing passage to the ‘quarters’, in which he will meet the Marítimo.
The ‘canarinhos’ cemented the triumph with two goals scored in the first half, by Yakubu Aziz, in the 14th minute, and André Vidigal, in the 31st, to whom Rio Ave only managed to react in the second half, with a goal from Gelson Dala, to the 65.
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