Niasse, Tondela’s goalkeeper, stopped two kicks in the penalty shoot-out.
Tondela, from the II League, reduced to 10 since 81 minutes, needed penalties to eliminate Académica, from Liga 3, in the second round of the Portuguese Cup, after 1-1 in regulation and extra time.
In Coimbra, the second-tier team, the finalists in the competition at the time (1-3 against FC Porto, in the final), drew inspiration from their goalkeeper Niasse, who stopped two kicks in the penalty shoot-out.
The game took place with Académica, last in Group B of Liga 3, wanting to be equal to Tondela, who are in fourth place in the II Liga, but the team quickly appeared as the reins of the game and ended up taking the advantage at 37 minutes, with a shot from outside the area by Telmo Arcanjo.
After creating Tondela and having been close to the second goal before the break, Académica started the second half better and tried the danger situations, reaching the equalizer in the 54th minute, following a free-kick, with an own goal by forward Daniel Dos Anjos .
After the tie, Tondela added opportunities to take the lead again, but without success, and ended up losing control of the game as soon as it was reduced to 10 units, with the expulsion of Tiago Almeida, in the 81st minute.
In extra time, Académica took on a greater offensive tendency, but without materializing them in goals, ending up eliminating in the great defenses, with two penalties from Niasse, in response to shots by João Pais and João Tiago.
Game at Estádio Cidade de Coimbra.
Academica – Tondela, 1-1 after extra time, 2-4 no penalty shoot-out.
At half-time: 0-1.
At the end of regulation time: 1-1.
At the end of the first half of extra time: 1-1.
0-1, Telmo Arcanjo, 37 minutes.
1-1, Daniel Dos Anjos, 55 (own goal).
Scorers in penalty shoot-outs:
1-0, Diogo Ribeiro.
1-1, Ruben Fonseca.
2-2, Pedro Augusto.
2-2, João Pais (goalkeeper save).
2-3, Marcelo Alves.
2-3, João Tiago (goalkeeper save).
2-4, Manu Hernando.
Academic: Luís Pedro, Diogo Costa, Benny, Marco Grilo (João Pais, 85), Fábio Pala, David Teles (Vasco Gomes, 70), David Brás, Rodrigo Guedes (Diogo Ribeiro, 70), Desmond (Isaac, 70, Hugo Seco (Pepo, 85) and Vasco Paciência (João Tiago, 97).
(Alternates: Nuno Hidalgo, João Tiago Almeida, João Pais, David Caiado, Pepo, Vasco Gomes, Isaac, Bernardo Ferreira and Diogo Ribeiro).
Coach: Miguel Valença.
Tondela: Niasse, Bebeto, Manu Hernando, Marcelo Alves, Ricardo Alves (Rafael Alcobia, 115), Tiago Almeida, Jota (Pedro Augusto, 46), Khacef, Telmo Arcanjo (Matias Lacava, 97), Rafael Barbosa (Cuba, 109) and Daniel Dos Anjos (Rúben Fonseca, 104).
(Alternates: Tear, Pedro Augusto, Rúben Fonseca, Cuba, Matias Lacava, Cascavel, Fajardo and Betel).
Coach: Tozé Marreco.
Referee: Miguel Nogueira (AF Lisbon).
Disciplinary action: Yellow card for Jota (25), Tozé Marreco (29), David Teles (38), Manu Hernando (53), Rodrigo Guedes (66), Vasco Paciência (81), Pepo (90+5) and Vasco Gomes (117). Direct red card to Tiago Almeida (81).
Attendance: about 2000 spectators.