FC Paços de Ferreira next opponent in the cup
Fourth Round tie to be held in mid-December
Sporting Clube de Portugal will face FC Paços de Ferreira in the Fourth Round of the Taça de Portugal. The exact date of the contest is yet to be confirmed, with the ties being held across December 12th and 13th.
The cup campaign opened in style for Sporting CP, with a 1-7 victory over SG Sacavenense. Now they face a fellow top flight side, whom they beat back 0-2 away in September in Liga NOS thanks to goals from Jovane Cabral and Sebastian Coates.
The last Taça de Portugal encounter between the teams is the only time they have met in the competition. In 2010/2011, also in the Fourth Round, Sporting took a 1-0 home win through Yannick Djaló strike.
In total, Sporting CP and FC Paços de Ferreira have played one against another on 47 occasions (43 in Liga NOS, three in the Taça da Liga and once in the Taça de Portugal). Os Leões hold a record of 31 wins, seven draws and nine losses.