a The third round of the Portuguese Cup was concluded on Sunday, a day that witnessed new matches that presented many goals, smooth qualifications and three qualifiers for teams from the first league.
Varzim donned the mantle of the Giant Grave and at the beginning of the day eliminated the 1st Marine Division, after a penalty shootout tie break. Since no one is without two, Leça also eliminated a team from the I League, using penalty kicks to eliminate Arouca.
Paços de Ferreira also advanced after defeating Águias Moradal, as well as Vizela who defeated Vitória FC. Also in the first league, Gil crushed Vicente Condixa, and Estoril Praia beat Felgueiras by the smallest difference. On the other hand, Portimonense had to resort to sanctions to defeat Oliverense.
Towards the end of the day, the third elimination was booked for a team from League One. Rio Ave crushed Boavista at home and finished last in the fourth round of Prova Rainha in Portuguese football.
After Benfica, Sporting and Porto secured their presence in the next stage of the Portuguese Cup, Sporting de Braga followed the same path, maxing out Moitenci.
In the lower divisions, Mafra defeated União de Coimbra, as well as Penafiel, also from the second league, beating Benfica and Castelo Branco. The relegated Farrens crushed Cinvais, pushing Alverca Anadia away.
All teams qualified for the fourth round: Famalicão, FC Porto, Sporting, Vitória de Guimarães, Leixões, Caldas, Belenenses, Vilafranquense, Paredes, Casa Pia, Tondela, Moreirense, Santa Clara, Estrela da Amadora, Benfica, Varzim, Mafra, Paços de Ferreafiel, Penca, Farense and Braga, Estoril, Gil Vicente, Vizela, Feirense, Leça, Olhanense, Torreense, Serpa, Portimonense, Rio Ave.
The results of the third round of the Portuguese Cup
Oriental Dragon – Morrence, 2-3 (After extand)
Villafrancoense – Real SC, 3-2 (After extand)
SC-Belenenses SAD Cradle, 1-2 (After extand)
Sp. Espinho-Caldas, 0-1 (after extra time)
Trofense – Benfica, 1-2 (After extand)
Farzim Maritime, 3-2 (after penalties)
Alverca – Anadia 4-1
The National Gallery, 3-1 (After extand)
Torrence Fafe, 2-1 (after penalties)
Castro Dier Olhanense, 2-3 (after penalties)
Leca-Arouca, 2-1 (after penalties)
Serpa-sp. Covilha, 1-0 (after penalties)
Oliveirense-Portimonense, 2-3 (after penalties)
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