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All favorites goes through in the Macau FA Cup

Photo: Macau Bolinha Bolão

With C.P.K. recently crowned Macau Elite League champion for the first time, after 5 straight titles won by Benfica Macau, clubs attentions turn to Macau FA Cup which is the last silverware of the season.

This year Macau FA Cup is played only by Macau Elite League clubs, looking more like a League Cup instead of a traditional FA Cup. It was not clear what was behind the Macau FA decision but for sure the addition of lower division clubs to this competition gives a different taste to it.

Macau FA Cup first round was marked by a protest in the Ka I win against Hang Sai by 21 to 18, the numbers of the scoreboard were not even close of what we expect to happen in a football match, but this result was a protest by both teams due to the decision by Macau FA of withdrawing form the 2022 World Cup qualifying. The protest made headlines all over the world, but in Macau it was not seen with good eyes since it was disrespectful for the sport and for the fans. Macau FA decided to open an investigation to the match meaning that the subsequent game, which was supposed to be Ka I against C.P.K. was postponed until the investigation reaches a conclusion.

The highlight tie of the round was a Lisbon derby between Sporting Macau and Benfica Macau which ended in a Benfica 6-1 trashing to Sporting. The result was a match without history but can be explained due to the Sporting heavy scheduled playing 4 matches in the last 10 days. In fact Sporting requested to Macau FA to postpone the game, but the request was not accepted and the game was on.

There were no surprises in the remaining Macau FA Cup matches in which Cheng Fung also had a 6-1 winning against Tim Iec and Monte Carlo eliminated Policia with a 2-0 victory.

The semi-final matches are not scheduled yet, but they will probably be played after the Macau Elite League reaches the end, since there are two matchdays still to be played in the league.

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