Chinaza Uchendu's Braga loses to SL Benfica in Portuguese Women's Cup

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The 21-year-old could not make her presence count as her side lost to Joao Marques' ladies in Portugal

SL Benfica defeated Chinaza Uchendu's Braga 4-2 at the Estadio 1º de Maio to qualify for the final of the Portuguese Women's Cup on Saturday.

The Nigerian striker had helped her side to a 2-1 first-leg lead in Lisbon, but Joao Marques' ladies overturned the deficit in Braga and advanced to the final.

Braga made a false start in the second leg of the semi-final as goals from Geyse Ferreira, Darlene and Yasmim Ribeiro gave the visitors a shock 3-0 lead after just eight minutes.

Then in the second half Benfica rubbed salt into the hosts' wounds, adding a fourth of the match.

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Five minutes later, Laura Luis and Vanessa Marques scored to reduce their deficit but their efforts were not enough for them to escape defeat to an unfancied Marques' side.

The 4-2 second leg defeat at home means the Portuguese top-flight leaders are out of the competition, having crashed 5-4 on aggregate to the second division outfit.

For Benfica, they will face the winners of the contest between Albergaria and Valadares Gaia in the final of this year's Portuguese Women's Cup.

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