Diário As Beiras – Coimbra hosts the Portuguese Cup final between Benfica and Sporting de Braga

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THE Coimbra City Stadium will receive the final of Portugal Cup in football, between Benfica and Sporting de Braga, on May 23, announced today the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF).

The stage usually used by Académica, of the II Liga, will be the stage of the final for the second consecutive year, after, on August 1, 2020, having welcomed the clash between FC Porto and the 'incarnates', that the 'dragons' they won 2-1.

Benfica qualified on Thursday for their 38th Portuguese Cup final, beating Estoril Praia 2-0 at home, after the 3-1 victory at Amoreira, joining Sporting de Braga , who arrived the day before the decisive game, for the seventh time, by winning at Dragão by 3-2, after the 1-1 in the reception to FC Porto.

The ‘reds’ are the record-breaking victories in the competition, with 26, the last in 2016/17, while the ‘arsenalists’ won the competition twice, in 1965/66 and 2015/16.

The final of the 2019/20 edition had not been held at the National Stadium, in Oeiras – which has not happened since 1982/83 -, which has had the turf in very bad conditions, which forced it to be banned.

Coimbra will also be the venue for the final of the Women's Cup of Portugal, which takes place on May 30, as well as the decisive meeting of the Championship of Portugal, on June 12.

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