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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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Sunday's key events


GOLF
· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

CYCLING - BMX
· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

SWIMMING
· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

TENNIS
· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

SAILING
· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
· So often the blue-riband event of the Olympics, the men's 100m final takes place as the world's fastest bid to be crowned Usain Bolt's successor. Three Brits have made it into the semi-finals (11.15am-11.32am), and the final looks wide open after an underwhelming display by favourite Trayvon Bromell on Saturday (1.50pm)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

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