Torrense coach meets Carvalhal eleven years after ‘scare’ in Alvalade

Vitória SC misplaced in the present day the chance to qualify for the ‘last 4’ of the League Cup after dropping to Benfica, at Estádio da Luz, within the tie by penalties, after being 83 minutes forward of the marker.

Vitória put themselves forward within the sixteenth minute, in a aim by Oscar Estupiñán, and the draw for the ‘eagles’ got here near the top (83), with Pizzi efficiently changing a penalty to punish foul on Pedrinho.

With the tie on the finish of the 90 minutes, the winner needed to be determined by taking penalties, after which Benfica was more practical, changing the 4 makes an attempt he had, whereas Vitória failed twice.

With this outcome, Benfica joins Sporting and FC Porto within the last stage of the League Cup, who received, respectively, Mafra and Paços de Ferreira, now lacking a semifinalist, who will go away the ‘duel’ between SC Braga and Estoril Seaside.

Benfica began effectively within the recreation and created the primary alternative of the encounter by Darwin, who after an help by Taarabt heel ended up taking pictures beside the aim of Vitória, however then virtually disappeared.

The staff from Vimaran was rather more efficient of their response and, after 16 minutes, superior within the scoring, in a transfer that left in sight of all of the defensive weaknesses of this Benfica and, particularly, Nuno Tavares.

The left-back was the one who missed the preliminary strategy to the transfer, was stunned by Marcus Edwards’ pace after which the Englishman ‘broke up’ the ‘crimson’ protection, handed Rochinha into the field and this, in a cross-shot, allowed Oscar Estupiñán made a dream debut with the shirt of the Minho when making it 1-0 at Estádio da Luz.

All the time extra with the guts than with the top, Benfica sought the tie throughout the first half and Everton, on two events, was the one who was nearer to the tie.

At 30, the Brazilian noticed Trmal deny him the celebrations in two consecutive pictures, and to shut the primary half, the previous Grémio scored even, however the transfer ended up canceled out of play, after a transfer wherein the ball handed for all of the ‘crimson and white’ assault however wherein everybody was too ceremonious when it got here to concentrating on Vitória’s aim.

Within the second half, João Henriques introduced in Quaresma and the South African Lyle Foster: the entry of the 2 gamers to the assault of the conquistadors revived the Minho staff and put Benfica’s protection again on monitor, at a time when the staff wished to the touch assault to make a draw.

In top-of-the-line strikes of Benfica’s assault in the entire match, Pizzi nearly succeeded: Darwin switched the steps to Sacko, assisted the Portuguese worldwide within the coronary heart of the penalty space, however the robust shot from the Benfica was stopped by one other good intervention by Trmal .

Nevertheless, within the 83rd minute, the Czech may do nothing within the face of a brand new shot from Benfica’s 21, which tied it to a penalty ball, after Poha knocked Pedrinho down within the space.

Till the ninetieth minute, Benfica was the closest to victory, however Trmal, in a non-public duel with Darwin, denied the turnaround to the ‘eagles’ on two events when the Uruguayan did every thing effectively, however noticed the Victorian guardian shine.

Within the ‘lottery’ of penalties, Benfica was stronger and sealed the passage to the ultimate stage of the League Cup, which shall be performed in Leiria, in January: Everton, Pizzi, Gabriel and Seferovic scored for the ‘eagles’, whereas André Almeida and Poha wasted for Vitória.

Sport Card

Sport held at Estádio da Luz, in Lisbon.

Benfica – Vitória SC, 1-1, 4-1 on penalties.

At vary: 0-1.

On the finish of regulation time: 1-1.


0-1, Oscar Estupiñán, 16 minutes.

1-1, Pizzi, 83 (penalty).

Scorers on penalties:

1-0, Everton.

1-0, André Almeida (to the appropriate submit).

2-0, Pizzi.

2-1, Pepelu.

3-1, Gabriel.

3-1, Poha (goalkeeper protection).

4-1, Seferovic.


– Benfica: Helton Leite, João Ferreira (Gilberto, 46), Jardel, Vertonghen, Nuno Tavares, Weigl (Pizzi, 55), Taarabt (Gabriel, 86), Rafa (Pedrinho, 66), Everton, Waldschmidt (Seferovic, 46) and Darwin.

(Substitutes: Vlachodimos, Gilberto, Ferro, Grimaldo, Gabriel, Pizzi, Pedrinho, Gonçalo Ramos and Seferovic).

Coach: Jorge Jesus.

– Vitória SC: Trmal, Falaye Sacko, Jorge Fernandes, Abdul Mumin, Sílvio, Pepelu, Miguel Luís (André Almeida, 67), Janvier (Poha, 80), Marcus Edwards (Ricardo Quaresma, 70), Rochinha (Maddox, 80) and Oscar Estupiñán (Lyle Foster, 70).

(Substitutes: Jhonatan, Suliman, Mensah, Poha, André Almeida, Maddox, Ricardo Quaresma, Lyle Foster and Noah Holm).

Coach: João Henriques.

Referee: Fábio Veríssimo (AF Leiria).

Disciplinary motion: yellow card for Taarabt (41), Jorge Fernandes (52), Miguel Luís (60), Janvier (76) and Poha (82).

Help: Sport performed behind closed doorways because of the covid-19 pandemic.

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