Farense shock Cup exit
A poor pitch did not help Farense as they succumbed to lower league Sertanense in the Portugal Cup

Farense shock Cup exit

Segunda Liga leaders SC Farense travelled to third tier Sertanense (Castelo Branco district) for a fourth round Portugal Cup tie and were unceremoniously beaten by a team that ended the game with only eight players!

Fabrício Simões gave Farense the lead on the half-hour mark and, five minutes after the break, Sertanense were reduced to 10 men when Saná Gomes picked-up a second yellow card. Worse was to follow for the home side as Carlos Semedo received his marching-orders 10 minutes from time but, incredibly, the nine men levelled the score in the 89th minute through Marcos Delgado.

Three minutes into extra-time, Sertanense took the lead when Farense’s Rafael Vieira turned the ball into his own net.

Two minutes later, Sertanense lost their third player when Hamed Doukouré incurred the wrath of referee Rui Oliveira, but the team miraculously managed to play out the last 25 with only eight men and without conceding a goal.