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Sporting Lisbon take Portuguese Cup on penalties after epic final

Sporting Lisbon won their 17th Portuguese Cup on Saturday after triumphing 5-4 on penalties in a thrilling final taken to spot-kicks thanks to a 121st-minute Porto equaliser that saw the two sides draw 2-2.

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Soares scored and dedicated the goal to Casillas

Iker Casillas wanted to be with Porto for the Portuguese Cup final and his teammates did not hesitate to pay tribute to him. His team went in front and they lifted a shirt with the goalkeeper's name on it during the celebration.

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Casillas attends the Portuguese cup final

The Portuguese cup final had a special guest, Iker Casillas. The goalkeeper. who is sidelined after suffering a heart attack, did not want to miss the big occasion and attended as an invited guest. He ate with the team and was spotted in Jamor, where the game between Sporting and Porto will be held.

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'Casillas is struggling'

Porto coach Sergio Conceiçao acknowledged that Iker Casillas is having a tough time after the heart attack he suffered in early May, which could mean the end of his professional career.

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Black magic? Ball levitates in Portuguese Cup final

There was confusion on social media on Sunday, as the ball for the Portuguese Cup final between Desportivo Aves and Sporting Lisbon appeared to levitate prior to kick-off.

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Portuguese cup final to go ahead

Sunday's Portuguese Cup final against Aves will go ahead, despite the shocking attack by Sporting Lisbon fans against their own players.

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Player booked for wearing his team-mate's shirt

All sorts of weird and wonderful occurences manage to happen in football on a regular basis, with Porto defender Felipe Monteiro being the victim of just such an incident this week.

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Benfica lift Portuguese Cup, secure double

Benfica won the Portuguese Cup on Sunday, beating Vitoria Guimaraes 2-1 in the final to clinch a domestic double after they had earlier retained the league title.

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Cup final time around Europe

Spain, England, Germany, France, Portugal... the season draws to a close in Europe as up to seven cup finals are set to be played this weekend.

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Braga win Portuguese Cup on penalties

Braga won the Portuguese Cup for the second time in the club's history on Sunday after beating Porto 4-2 on penalties following a 2-2 draw in Lisbon.

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