The current problems being experienced at Sporting Clube de Portugal show no signs of abating after Desportivo Aves pulled off a major shock at the Nacional do Jamor stadium in Oeiras today beating the men in green and white to lift their first ever major silverware bagging the Portuguese Cup (Taça de Portugal).
These are the happiest people in Portugal at this moment. What a party Aves will have. What a season. Survived in Portugal's top flight for 1st time ever and now pulled off huge shock to win Portuguese Cup for 1st time ever. pic.twitter.com/u44U1c9ds1— Tom Kundert (@PortuGoal1) 20 May 2018
Two goals from Alexandre Guedes in either half were too much for one of the traditional "Big three" of Portuguese football who were thrown a late lifeline as Montero clawed a goal back for the Lisbon giants. Time ticked down and the side who play at the compact Estadio do Aves with a capacity 5,441 tasted glory to the delight of the fans who had made the journey south from the town of Aves with it's population of 8.500 in habitants.
Aves now take their place in the 2017/18 Europa League whilst a massive clear-out is guaranteed at Sporting following their failure to secure a Champions League place and the internal unrest at the club which culminated by an attack by 50 Juve Leo ultras on members of the first team squad and staff.
Macron is proud to announce that Desportivo das Aves has won the Portuguese Cup for the first time in the clubs history. Congratulations! pic.twitter.com/xjKND27SwH— Macron (@MacronSports) 20 May 2018