The 2022/23 Portuguese League Cup is well underway with teams from the top two tiers searching for glory.
Sporting CP are the defending champions of the Portuguese League Cup, known colloquially as the Taca da Liga, beating Benfica in last season’s final. But this season it is a lot different.
For the first time all 34 teams from the top two professional tiers of Portuguese football are split into eight groups, six consisting of four teams and two of five. Each team in a group will play each other just once, with the top team going through to the quarter-finals.
The draw for the knockout stages is predetermined too, as we come to know at major international tournaments. The group stage of the 2022/23 Portuguese League Cup takes place during the 2022 World Cup, with the quarter-finals coming just after the tournament has ended – a very quick turnaround from group stage to knockout.
There is then a month break before the semi-finals, though the final is just a few days later. We are already pretty much done with the group stages, with three more teams to be confirmed across the next few days. Defending champions Sporting CP have already confirmed their spot in the quarter-finals alongside Braga, as have Porto, but Benfica still need to qualify.
How to live stream Portuguese League Cup online:
bet365 are live streaming a selection of Portuguese League Cup fixtures this season. Here’s how you can access fixtures being live-streamed on the bet365 platform:
- Go to bet365 via this link
- Register for an account (this could also earn you up to £100 in free bet credits, though terms and conditions apply and you have to be over 18)
- Make a deposit to unlock the live stream sections of the site
- Head to the live stream section of the site
- Watch your chosen game live
NB: To watch, customers must have a funded Sports account or have placed bet within last 24 hours. 18+ | T&C’s Apply | Gamble Responsibly | Geo restrictions apply. Odds and promotions are valid at the time of writing (14:45, 16/12/22).
Portuguese League Cup group stage fixtures | Latest
Saturday 17 December
Estrela da Amadora vs Penafiel (7pm UK time)
Moreirense vs Benfica (7pm UK time)
Portuguese League Cup quarter-final fixtures | Latest
Monday 19 December
Sporting CP vs Braga (8:15pm UK time)
Tuesday 20 December
Academico de Viseu vs Boavista (8:15pm UK time)
Wednesday 21 December
Winner of Group A vs Gil Vicente (8:15pm UK time)
Thursday 22 December
Winner of Group C vs Winner of Group G (8:15pm UK time)