Benfica win a 3-2 cup thriller over Porto to reach the final

Benfica 3 – Porto 2 (Taca da Liga semi-final, March 20, 2012) Benfica scored first in the 4th minute as Witsel and Cesar combine beautifully to set Maxi Pereira free and he crashed home shot into roof of net from tight angle. Porto trailed for just four minutes before Hulk caused havoc setting up Lucho Gonzalez, and the Argentine’s shot took big deflection of Garcia to wrong-foot Eduardo. Porto took the lead through unlikely scorer Eliaquim Mangala, as the young French defender jumped magnificently and powered in textbook header from a Moutinho cross. It was all-square at the interval as Nolito bundled the ball home from close range in the 42nd, and the Eagles won the match in the 77th when Oscar Cardozo snatched the winner.