Benfica reach Portuguese Cup final with Estoril win


LISBON (Reuters) - Benfica booked their place in the Portuguese Cup final with a 2-0 victory (5-1 on aggregate) over Estoril on Thursday.

The Primeira Liga side took the lead two minutes from the break through Goncalo Ramos, before substitute Luca Waldschmidt netted in stoppage time at the end of the second-half.

Benfica will face Braga in May's final after Carlos Carvalhal's side beat Porto 3-2 at the Estadio do Dragao on Wednesday to record a 4-3 aggregate win.

Braga raced into a 3-0 lead inside the opening 28 minutes thanks to an Abel Ruiz double and a Lucas Piazon effort.

Porto pulled one back through Otavio on the half hour before Cristian Borja was sent off for Braga 11 minutes from the break.

Moussa Marega set up a tense finish 15 minutes from time, but Braga held on to reach their first Cup final since winning the trophy in 2016.

(Reporting by Joseph Walker, editing by Ed Osmond)

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
   

Next In Football

Soccer-Koeman furious with referee after Barca beaten by Real
Soccer-Chelsea aggression pleases Tuchel in Palace win
Soccer-Ibrahimovic did not offend referee, says Pioli
Soccer-'Outstanding' Alexander-Arnold has nothing to prove to Southgate, says Klopp
Soccer-Milan edge past Parma as Ibrahimovic sees red
Soccer-Pirlo calls on Juve to find top form against smaller teams
Ibrahimovic close to signing new Milan deal - Maldini
Late Alexander-Arnold strike earns Liverpool 2-1 win over Villa
Chaos in Kedah
Eldstal’s all the rave in Chonburi despite missing FA Cup final

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers