Victory allowed FC Porto to finish a league-cup double for the primary time since 2011.© AFP
Democratic Republic of Congo worldwide Chancel Mbemba scored twice as FC Porto defeated outdated rivals Benfica 2-1 on Saturday to win the Portuguese Cup for the 17th time. Mbemba, a 25-year-old defender, scored each his objectives within the second half of the ultimate performed behind closed doorways in Coimbra. Victory allowed Porto to finish a league-cup double however they did it the arduous manner.
Their Colombian winger Luis Dias was sent-off within the 38th minute with coach Sergio Conceicao additionally receiving a crimson card 5 minutes later.
Mbemba headed within the opener from a free-kick two minutes into the second interval and repeated the trick from one other set piece on the hour mark.
Benfica reduce the deficit within the 84th minute from the penalty spot with Brazilian Carlos Vinicius tucking the ball away.
Benfica’s Jota then noticed a shot come again off the publish within the final minute.
Porto final received the double in 2011.
The home ultimate was initially scheduled to be performed on Might 24 however was postponed because of the coronavirus disaster.
It was additionally moved from Lisbon to Coimbra and performed behind closed doorways, as has been commonplace in Europe in the course of the pandemic.
Porto and Benfica completed first and second within the league and had been comfortably one of the best two groups within the league, with the Lisbon facet recording simply two fewer wins than their northern rivals.
The match was Benfica caretaker supervisor Nelson Verissimo’s final sport in cost earlier than Jorge Jesus takes over for subsequent season.
Jesus, 65, is arriving for a second spell at Benfica, who he managed for six years between 2009 and 2015, profitable three league titles.
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