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Benfica wins penalty shoot-out to qualify for Portuguese League Cup finals

English.news.cn   2014-04-28 08:14:46

LISBON, April 27 (Xinhua) -- The 10-man Benfica was held to a 0-0 draw by Porto in the 90 minutes on Sunday night at Dragon Stadium in Portugal's second largest city Porto in the North but still managed to win a penalty shootout to qualify for the Portuguese League Cup finals.

Benfical's Steven Vitoria was given a straight red card in the 31st minute after a foul on Jackson Martinez.

Befica fought tenaciously in the 90 minutes and was held 0-0 draw with Porto.

Porto saw more scoring chances, with Jackson Martinez's effort going well over the net following a pass by Herrera on the left flank.

During the penalty shootout Porto wasted three penalty kicks, through Jackson Martinez, Maicon and Fernando while Benfica wasted two penalty kicks through Garay and Andre Gomes.

Finally Benfica won the match depending on the 4-3 shootout victory.

Benfica will play against Rio Ave in Lisbon's suburban Oeiras on May 18 for the Portuguese League Cup title.

Editor: Yamei Wang
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