Cup excitement in the Algarve

Olhanense will entertain Primeira Liga side Belenenses in the third round of the Portugal Cup. The Lisbon club qualified for the group stages of the UEFA Europa League after beating Gothenburg (Sweden) and Altach (Austria) in the qualifying rounds.

Four days after their cup game with Olhanense next weekend, Belenenses will group leaders Basel in Switzerland. Non-league giant killers Louletano (Loulé), who knocked-out 2nd Division Freamunde in the last round, have been rewarded with a home tie against GD Chaves, currently pushing for promotion to the Primeira Liga.

SC Farense entertain non-league SC Rio Tinto whilst SC Portimonense travel to the picturesque small town of Pampilhosa da Serra (Coimbra) to play non-league Pampilhosa. All ties are scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 18 at 3pm.