THE BALL – Don’t get misplaced: Boavista and SC Braga in the ‘quarters’, 13 eradicated, 19 fighting for six places (League Cup)

Boavista (Liga) and SC Braga (Liga), digital winners of Groups F and D, respectively, are the solely two groups which have already certified for the quarter-finals of the League Cup, whose group stage begins on 18 November and ends on the sixteenth of this month, with the fifth day.

The quarter-finals of the League Cup will happen from the twentieth to the twenty third of this month – one match per day –, with the pairing outlined since the draw, made on September 23, in addition to who the will play at residence and away, the similar that was determined nearly three months in the past about the semi-finals of the Final Four, from 24 to twenty-eight January 2023, in Leiria.

The winner of Group C, the place at this level Benfica and Moreirense are the solely ones dreaming of qualifying, will obtain the winner of Group G in the ‘quarters’, the place Leixões, (*19*) and Arouca nonetheless have goals of reaching the subsequent take a look at part.

The winner of Group A, the place FC Porto is an enormous favourite and main – however Mafra, Vizela and Chaves are nonetheless dreaming … -, acquired the quarterfinals of the winner of Group E, led by Gil Vicente, however with Nacional, Portimonense and Covilhã are nonetheless operating.

Instead, the winner of Group B, the place the holder of the trophy, Sporting, defends the scepter that belongs to 2021/22 and leads – together with Rio Ave and Farense with an opportunity to qualify – will likely be the host, in the ‘quarters’ … in SC Braga, who’re the digital winners of Group D.

The quarter-finals desk will likely be accomplished with the winner of Group H, this time led by Torreense however nonetheless with Académico de Viseu and Tondela with aspirations for victory, will face… Boavista, digital winner of Group F.

In the final match, Viseans solely wanted a draw with objectives in opposition to Tondela, whereas the latter was obliged to win, and not less than with a two-objective distinction, to qualify for Group H, the place Estoril and Famalicão will even face one another simply to meet the schedule, in the fifth and final spherical, after the ‘null’ (0-0) final Friday evening, in Famalicão, between Famalicão and Tondela, which sentenced the abolition of Famalicenses.

Before Saturday’s Oliveirense-Arouca (Group G, 4th spherical), of the 34 groups from Liga and Liga 2, solely chess gamers and Minho certified for the ‘quarters’.

There are 18 groups with legit aspirations to hitch Boavista and SC Braga and attain the remaining six spots in the quarterfinals – three in Group A, three in Group B, two in Group C, 4 in Group E, three in Group G and three in Group H, and 14 golf equipment have nearly been eradicated in this shut group stage.

All the extra balanced and significantly curious, in addition to the teams with the ‘large’ three (Benfica, FC Porto and Sporting), in Groups E (the place 4 groups have the likelihood to proceed) and H, grouping of the 5 groups in that Estoril and Famalicão (each in Liga), as talked about above, are now not in the race for qualification.

In the semi-finals, the duels already matched by draw contemplate the winners of Groups C or G in opposition to the winners of Groups B or D – the winners of the two duels -, with the winner of the match between the winners of Groups A and E face the winner of the match between the champions of Groups H or F.

The 13 groups which were eradicated in this group stage are Marítimo (Liga), Estrela da Amadora (Liga 2), Penafiel (Liga 2), P. (*13*) (Liga), Casa Pia (Liga), Trofense (Liga 2), V. Guimarães (Liga), B SAD (Liga 2), Vilafranquense (Liga 2), Santa Clara (Liga), Oliveirense (Liga 2), Estoril (Liga) and Famalicão (Liga). On the opposite, Boavista (Liga) and SC Braga (Liga) have additionally determined their destiny, however on the optimistic aspect: they’re achieved. There are 15 of the 34 groups in this group stage, so, the vacation spot is already set.

Dreaming of half a dozen vacancies nonetheless in the ‘quarters’, are the following 19 formations: FC Porto (Liga), Mafra (Liga 2), Vizela (Liga), Chaves (Liga), Sporting (Liga) , Rio Ave ( Liga ), Farense (Liga 2), Moreirense (Liga 2), Benfica (Liga), Gil Vicente (Liga), Portimonense (Liga), Nacional (Liga 2), Covilhã (Liga 2), Arouca (Liga ), Leixões (Liga). 2), (*19*) (Liga 2), Torreense (Liga 2), Académico de Viseu (Liga 2) and Tondela (Liga 2).


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