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FC Porto players celebrate with the trophy after winning the Taca de Portugal. (Reuters Photo)

COIMBRA: Democratic Republic of Congo international Chancel Mbemba scored twice as FC Porto defeated old rivals Benfica 2-1 on Saturday to win the Portuguese Cup for the 17th time.

Mbemba, a 25-year-old defender, scored both his goals in the second half of the final played behind closed doors in Coimbra.

Victory allowed Porto to complete a league-cup double but they did it the hard way.

Their Colombian winger Luis Dias was sent-off in the 38th minute with coach Sergio Conceicao also receiving a red card ...


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