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May 22, 2016 at 5.15pm UK at ​Estadio Nacional
Porto
2-2
Braga
FT
Braga win 4-2 on penalties

Result: Braga spring Taca de Portugal surprise

Porto battle back from two goals against Braga in the final of the Taca de Portugal, only to lose on penalties.

Braga overcame Porto 3-2 on penalties to clinch the Taca de Portugal trophy for just the second time in their history this evening.

Despite having not beaten their opponents in the two league matches, Porto were the favourites with the bookmakers to triumph at the Estadio Nacional.

However, they found themselves behind in just the 12th minute as goalkeeper Helton came racing off his line. He was beaten to the ball by Braga attacker Rui Fonte, who lifted over the stranded Brazilian, before he rolled into an empty net.

Helton was then involved in the goal that saw his side's deficit widen in the 58th minute. It was his pass that Ivan Marcano failed to control and Josue pounced to bend the ball inside the far corner.

The response from Porto was positive, though, and within three minutes they had pulled a goal back when Yacine Brahimi's low shot was palmed out by Braga goalkeeper Marafona, only for Andre Silva to turn in the loose ball.

Then, in the first minute of stoppage time, Silva acrobatically volleyed in at the back post to send the clash into extra time and subsequently a penalty shootout.

All four of Braga's takers converted, while Porto duo Hector Herrera and Maximiliano Pereira both missed to seal the outcome.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Porto108022161524
2Sporting Lisbon107121810822
3Braga106311910921
4Benfica106221911820
5Rio AveRio Ave105321713418
6MoreirenseMoreirense105141114-316
7Vitoria de GuimaraesGuimaraes104331512315
8Vitoria de SetubalSetubal104241311214
9Santa ClaraSanta Clara104241716114
10BelenensesBelenenses1026278-112
11PortimonensePortimonense103251218-611
12Maritimo10316613-710
13Desportivo das AvesAves103161115-410
14TondelaTondela102351214-29
15Nacional102351019-99
16Feirense10235711-49
17BoavistaBoavista10235814-69
18ChavesChaves10217917-87

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