Porto are overwhelming favourites to prevail in this quarter-final clash, so will they show their class in Leiria?
The Dragões are reigning Primeira Liga champions, but face a real fight if they’re going to retain that title.
Sérgio Conceição’s team, narrowly, beat Vitória de Guimarães on Saturday, with João Mário (not that one) the only scorer at Estádio D. Afonso Henriques.
This win means Porto remain third, five points adrift leaders Benfica.
In this competition, they cruised through the group stages, before edging-out Gil Vicente in the quarter-finals; Galeno and Mehdi Taremi scoring.
This is the 16th staging of the Taça da Liga and, amazingly, Porto have never won it, losing in the finals of 2010, 2013, 2019 and 2020.
Will that change on Sunday, with the Dragões chasing the 83rd major title of their illustrious history?
Opponents Académico de Viseu have already performed miracles just to get this far, given that they’re a second division club.
In Liga 2, Os Viriatos are fifth, seeking to get back into the top-flight for the first time since 1989.
However, in this tournament, Jorge Costa’s team topped their group undefeated and then beat Boavista in the last eight.
Christophe Nduwarugira and Rafael Bandeira the scorers on a famous night at Estádio do Fontelo.
So now, Académico will travel south to Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa to face the Portuguese champions, seeking to cause a monumental upset.