No League Matches, Let’s Do the Taça Dance

By: Greg | November 7th, 2008

Sorry I didn’t get to a recap of the league this week. I’ll throw one up sometime next week.

The aforementioned domestic competition is taking the weekend off for Round Seven Bazillion of the Taça de Portugal (the Cup of Portugal). Not to be confused with the Carlsberg (mmmm) Cup or the Cup of Life, this particular tournament is basically tantamount to the Coppa Italia in (you guessed it) Italy and the FA Cup in Inglaterra. Ours is just far uglier.

Most of these matches are rather meh, with the exception of the massively large rematch of last year’s Taça final between Porto and Sporting which will take place Sunday. Even that I can’t get too wrapped up in because this tournament is just WAYYYY too far from the end for me to give more than two shits and perhaps a medium sized doodie. At any rate, the dates are to the left, the clubs are on the right and are split apart by the local kickoff times.

Saturday Nov 8, 2008 Boavista 21 : 30 Guimaraes
Sunday Nov 9, 2008 Vizela 15 : 00 Esmoriz
Sunday Nov 9, 2008 Valdevez 15 : 00 Gil Vicente
Sunday Nov 9, 2008 Olivais e Moscavide 15 : 00 Beira Mar
Sunday Nov 9, 2008 Academica 16 : 00 Estrela Amadora
Sunday Nov 9, 2008 Leixões 16 : 00 UD Santana
Sunday Nov 9, 2008 Arouca 16 : 00 Paços de Ferreira
Sunday Nov 9, 2008 Cinfaes 16 : 00 Fatima
Sunday Nov 9, 2008 Gondomar 16 : 00 Trofense
Sunday Nov 9, 2008 Portimonense 17 : 00 Varzim
Sunday Nov 9, 2008 Naval 19 : 30 Belenenses
Sunday Nov 9, 2008 Sporting 20 : 45 Porto
Monday Nov 10, 2008 Nacional 17 : 00 Braga
Monday Nov 10, 2008 Benfica 21 : 30 Desportivo Aves

You can probably do well to only catch the Sporting – Porto tie and get your weekend fill. I’ll be back on Monday with results and a bake sale.



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