Farense and Louletano qualified today for the 3rd round of the Portuguese Cup, joining the first division Portimonense in the draw next Wednesday, while Olhanense, Esp. Lagos and Moncarapachense were eliminated.
During the trip to Chã das Padeiras field, Farense, from the II Liga, had to sweat to defeat (2-1) União de Santarém (Portuguese Championship).
Fabrício Simões broke the deadlock with Ryan Gauld on 10 minutes, but Didi leveled the equalizer before the break on 34 minutes.
An early second-half goal by Fábio Nunes on 48 minutes was enough for the Faro side to claim a place in the third round of the Portuguese Cup in October.
At Estádio Algarve, Louletano needed 120 minutes and a penalty shoot-out to eliminate Figueirense Gymnasium.
After a 1-1 in regular time – Fábio Pina scored for the outsiders (63 minutes) and Oliveira equalized (71) – a result that did not change in extra time, Loulé's team triumphed in the penalty shootout (4-2). ).
Hélio Pinto, João Sousa, Abou Touré and Oliveira converted Louletano's penalties, while Ricardo Alves failed his attempt.
The other three Algarve teams – Olhanense and Esp. Lagos (CP) and Moncarapachense (I District Division) – were eliminated on Sunday.
Playing away, Olhanense were eliminated by Benfica de Castelo Branco (3-2), suffering a turnaround when the win seemed to be headed, with a two-goal lead at half-time.
Hassan (14) and João Vasco (21) scored for Vasco Faísca's set, while the 'incarnates' responded in the second half with goals from Stevy, (72), Pedro Eira (80) and Rafa (89).
In Moncarapacho, the local team had an inglorious final game against Sertanense. Having endured the 'nil' during regulation time and almost all extra time, rookie Doukoure decided to leave for the outsiders to 'fall off' (119 minutes) with a 'hangover' shot at the entrance of the area.
The Esp. Lagos was beaten at home (1-3) by Pevidém, a team from the Braga district championship. Lamine opened the scoring for the locals (69), but Venu (70 and 79) and Moreira (84) turned the score around.
Sunday's qualifiers join Portimonense (and other I League badges) in the 3rd round draw, scheduled for Wednesday, October 2, at 3:30 pm, in Cidade do Futebol.