Koka wins Taça de Portugal (The Portuguese Cup) with BRAGA
Braga, where Egyptian striker Ahmed Kouka plays, 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.
Braga capitalized on defensive errors from Porto to take a two-goal lead courtesy of Rui Fonte and Josue, but Andre Silva scored twice — including a 91st-minute equaliser — to force extra-time.
However, Marcelo Goiano converted the winning spot-kick after Hector Herrera and Maxi Pereira had both missed for Porto as Braga lifted the trophy for the first time since 1966.
The defeat rounded out a miserable season for Porto who finished third in the league behind Benfica and Sporting Lisbon and haven’t won a title since 2013.
Kouka, who has been one of Braga’s best performers since joining from Rio Ave last summer, converted one of the penalties in the shootout to help his side to the cup title.
He scored 15 goals in all competitions this season, including 11 in the Portuguese league.