Sporting Lisbon lose to Estoril in the League Cup; Porto held 2-2 by Gil Vicente

Estoril 2 – Sporting Lisbon 1 (Portuguese League Cup, January 29, 2011) Abel scored a golazo opener for Sporting on 4 minutes but back came the home side with a penalty from Alex Afonso four minutes later and then another penalty from Da Cunha with 13 minutes to go.

Gil Vicente 2 – Porto 2 (Portuguese League Cup, January 29, 2011) A second-string Porto could only draw 2-2 at Gil Vicente, and look certain to have lost left-back Emidio Rafael for the rest of the season as the defender picked up a horrific looking foot injury in the closing moments of the match