2010 Taça da Liga Final

2010 Taça da Liga Final
Event 2009–10 Taça da Liga
Date 21 March 2010
Venue Estádio do Algarve, Faro
Referee Jorge Sousa
Attendance 23,430

The 2010 Taça da Liga Final was the third of the Taça da Liga competition in Portugal. The final was played at the Estádio Algarve in Faro on 21 March 2010 and marked the third time that the final has been staged at the stadium since the competition began. The match opposed two teams of the Big Three, Sport Lisboa e Benfica and Futebol Clube do Porto. The last time this two teams met in any Portuguese final was at the 2004 Taça de Portugal Final, also won by Benfica.


Benfica went into the match as the Portuguese League Cup title holder, as they having previously won in 2009, while this was the first time for Porto in the final.[1]

Route to the final

Benfica Round Porto
Group C
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Portugal Benfica 321042+27
Portugal Nacional 31112204
Portugal Rio Ave 31114404
Portugal V. Guimarães 301224−21
Group stage Group A
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Portugal Porto 321030+37
Portugal Académica 321031+27
Portugal Leixões 301213−21
Portugal Estoril 301225−31
Opponent Result Stadium Knockout Stage Opponent Result Stadium
Portugal Sporting CP 4–1 Estádio José Alvalade Semi-finals Portugal Académica 1–0 Estádio do Dragão



First half

Benfica controlled the first half of the game hence, scoring two goals. The first goal was scored by Rúben Amorim and it was a low, long range effort that the keeper parried into the net. The second goal was a long range free kick scored by Carlos Martins.

Second half

Óscar Cardozo scored the third after Rúben Amorim hit the post.


21 March 2010
19:15 BST
Benfica 3–0 Porto
Amorim  10'
Martins  45'
Cardozo  90+2'
Estádio Algarve, Faro
Attendance: 23,430
Referee: Jorge Sousa
GK 12 Portugal Quim
RB 14 Uruguay Maxi Pereira  39'
CB 4Brazil Luisão (c)
CB 23 Brazil David Luiz
LB 18Portugal Fábio Coentrão  86'
DM 2Brazil Airton
LW 5 Portugal Rúben Amorim
AM 17 Portugal Carlos Martins  67'
RW 20Argentina Ángel Di María
ST 10Argentina Pablo Aimar  45'  62'
ST 31 Brazil Alan Kardec  77'
GK 1Portugal José Moreira
DF 27 Brazil Sidnei
MF 6Spain Javi García
MF 8Brazil Ramires  89'  67'
FW 21 Portugal Nuno Gomes
FW 30Argentina Javier Saviola  62'
FW 7Paraguay Óscar Cardozo  77'
Portugal Jorge Jesus
GK 33 Portugal Nuno
RB 22Portugal Miguel Lopes  11'  45'
CB 14 Portugal Rolando
CB 2Portugal Bruno Alves (c)  45'
LB 15Uruguay Álvaro Pereira
DM 25 Brazil Fernando
CM 28 Portugal Rúben Micael  45'
CM 3Portugal Raul Meireles
RW 7Argentina Fernando Belluschi  37'  71'
LW 10Uruguay Cristian Rodríguez
ST 9 Colombia Radamel Falcao
GK 24Portugal Beto
RB 13Uruguay Jorge Fucile  52'  46'
DF 16Brazil Maicon
MF 6Colombia Fredy Guarín
MF 20Argentina Tomás Costa
MF 8 Argentina Diego Valeri  46'
FW 29Portugal Orlando Sá  71'
Portugal Jesualdo Ferreira
2009–10 Taça da Liga Winners
Sport Lisboa e Benfica
2nd Title


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