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PORTUGUESE LIGA

2018/2019 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
14 Moreirense 0 0 1 0
15 Des Av 0 0 1 0
16 Portimonense 0 0 1 0
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 By Tom Kundert

Aves win Portuguese Cup and cap miserable season for Sporting

With 42-year old goalkeeper Quim leading the way, tiny Aves stunned mighty Sporting to win their first-ever title.
With 42-year-old goalkeeper Quim leading the way, tiny Aves stunned mighty Sporting to win their first title.

OEIRAS, Portugal -- The final match of the Portuguese season produced a stunning spectacle at the sun-drenched Jamor national stadium on the outskirts of Lisbon as modest Desportivo das Aves, a club from a town of just 9,000 inhabitants, beat giants Sporting to lift the Portuguese Cup for the first time.

An opportunistic brace by Aves striker Alexandre Guedes, a former youth player at Sporting, set up a deserved victory. Fredy Montero's acrobatic effort in the 85th minute meant Aves had to survive...

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Giant flag foils Portugal VAR camera at Boavista-Aves match

After VAR stole the show in the fourth round of the FA Cup, Peter Walton joins the FC crew to discuss ways to improve the usage and pace of video reviews.
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A giant flag in the stand prevented video assistant referee (VAR) technology from being used to make a ruling on a goal in a Portuguese game between Boavista and Aves on Tuesday.

The Primeira Liga is using the technology this season, but the referee was thwarted by the flag when he attempted to use it to check whether an Aves goal in their 3-0 win was offside.

It was found the flag was obscuring the camera that would have enabled the incident to be checked, meaning the match officials had no option...