The draw for Round 3 of the Portuguese League Cup [Taça da Liga] will take place this Wednesday 10 December at 12:30 GMT in Porto at the Liga Portugal headquarters, where 5-time winners Benfica enter the frame.

The competition, which is now in its 8th edition, will feature eight winners from Round 2 and ten top-placed teams from last season's Primeira Liga. There will be four groups, two groups with four teams and two with five teams.

Official dates for League Cup Round 3*

Matchday 1: 28, 29 and 30 December 2014
Matchday 2: 14 and 15 January 2015
Matchday 3: 21 and 22 January 2015
Matchday 4: 28 and 29 January 2015 (groups with 5 teams)
Matchday 5: 4 and 5 February 2015 (groups with 5 teams)

*any alterations will be announced via an official statement from

Useful Links
Official Website
Portuguese League Cup on Wikipedia