FC Porto, holder of the trophy, qualified on 13 December for the final 16 of the Portuguese Cup, after beating Tondela 2-1, in a game of the fourth round of the challenge.

In a 'repetition' of the championship match of a week ago – where the 'dragons' won by 4-3 - the start of the match was lively, with FC Porto moving ahead after four minutes, by Iranian Mehdi Taremi, Tondela equalized at 20, by João Mendes, and Marega, at 24, replaced the 'blues in whites' in the front, establishing the final result and dictating the continuity of his team in the race.

In the round of 16, in addition to the 'dragons', Academico de Viseu (II Liga), Sporting (I), Fafe (CP), Rio Ave (I), Estoril Praia (II), Moreirense (I) and Santa Clara have also already moved ahead