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‘Most touching moment of my career’ – Former Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal wins cup with kids’ club UK News

SC Braga players celebrate the victory of the final football match of the “Taca de Portugal” (Portuguese Cup) against SL Benfica at the EFAPEL stadium in Coimbra on May 23, 2021. (Photo CARLOS COSTA / AFP) (Photo CARLOS COSTA) / AFP) via Getty Images)

Braga beat giant Benfica 2-0 to lift Taça de Portugal for the third time in history only after a fiery encounter in the Algarve.

Benfica fell to ten men after just 17 minutes when Helton Leite was sent off and Lucas Piazon then opened the scoring.

Ricardo Horta doubled the lead after the break and from there there was no return for the Eagles, who had another player sent off late in the game after a scuffle which saw the former Tottenham striker and QPR Adel Taarabt also sent off with the Braga first. Piazon scorer.

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Winning the cup was an emotional moment for former Sheffield Wednesday boss Carvalhal, who grew up supporting Braga and after a career as a nomadic manager, brought success to his team.

He tweeted early in the morning: “My parents took me to Estádio 1º de Maio when I was just a baby. I could never have imagined that one day I would lift a trophy with @SCBragaOficial, the club I have been following since birth. Today is the most emotional day of my career. WE ARE WINNERS OF THE PORTUGAL CUP !! “

Carvalhal earlier thanked his players for giving him the opportunity to win the trophy for a club that means so much to him.

He told Publico: “My parents went to see the games when I was a baby. It has always been my life, going to the stadium on Sunday. I’m from town, all my friends and family are from Sp. Braga, I think I personally know half of the Sp. Braga fans. This is my club, it was something that I always wanted. It was what I had in me and I am grateful to my players.

Carvalhal is on his second stint with Braga, taking over from last season’s EDN following his departure from Rio Ave, where he also enjoyed success.

Tending not to spend too much time in one place, the popular former Owls boss has always maintained that he would like to return one day to manage in England.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-24 06:20:47