2018–19 Lebanese FA Cup

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2018–19 Lebanese FA Cup
CountryLebanon
Dates12 October 2018 – 25 May 2019
Teams28
Defending championsAhed
ChampionsAhed
Runners-upAnsar
Matches played27
Goals scored71 (2.63 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)El Hadji Malick Tall
(3 goals)[a]

The 2018–19 Lebanese FA Cup was the 47th edition of the national football cup competition of Lebanon. It started with the First Round on 12 October 2018 and concluded with the final on 25 May 2019.[1][2]

Defending champions Ahed beat Ansar in the final to win their second consecutive Lebanese FA Cup, their sixth in total. The winner qualified for the 2020 AFC Cup play-off round;[3] however, as Ahed also won the Lebanese Premier League, the AFC Cup spot went to second-placed Ansar.

Teams[edit]

Phase Round Dates Clubs
remaining
Clubs
involved
Winners from
previous round
New entries
this round
Leagues entering
at this round
First Phase First Round 12–14 October 2018 28 16 none 16 12 Second Division teams
4 Third Division teams
Second Round 17–18 November 2018 20 8 8 none none
Second Phase Round of 16 29–30 January 2019 16 16 4 12 12 Lebanese Premier League teams
Quarter-finals 27 April –10 May 2019 8 8 8 none none
Semi-finals 18–19 May 2019 4 4 4 none none
Final 25 May 2019 2 2 2 none none

First Phase[edit]

First Round[edit]

12 October 2018 (2018-10-12) Taqadom Anqoun (3) 1–0Islah Borj Shmali (2)
12 October 2018 (2018-10-12) Shabab Bourj (2) 2–0Sagesse (2)
12 October 2018 (2018-10-12) AC Sporting (3)1–2 Ahli Saida (2)
13 October 2018 (2018-10-13) Mabarrah (2)0–2 Homenetmen (2)
13 October 2018 (2018-10-13) Bourj (2)1–1 (a.e.t.)
(3–4 p)
Nasser Bar Elias (2)
13 October 2018 (2018-10-13) Noujoum Beirut (3)1–4 Shabab Arabi (2)
14 October 2018 (2018-10-14) Ahli Nabatieh (2) 4–1Nahda Barelias (2)
14 October 2018 (2018-10-14) Irshad Shhim (3) 2–1Egtmaaey (2)

Second round[edit]

17 November 2018 (2018-11-17) Taqadom Anqoun (3) 2–1Irshad Shhim (3)
18 November 2018 (2018-11-18) Ahli Saida (2)0–1 Shabab Arabi (2)
18 November 2018 (2018-11-18) Shabab Bourj (2)2–2 (a.e.t.)
(5–6 p)
Homenetmen (2)
18 November 2018 (2018-11-18) Ahli Nabatieh (2) 2–0Nasser Bar Elias (2)

Second Phase[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

29 January 2019 Ahli Nabatieh (2)0–1 Akhaa Ahli (1) Beirut
11:30 GMT Hijazi Goal Stadium: Ahed Stadium
29 January 2019 Racing Beirut (1) 0–0 (a.e.t.)
(4–1 p)
Bekaa (1)Bhamdoun
11:30 GMT Stadium: Amin AbdelNour Stadium
29 January 2019 Taqadom Anqoun (3)0–6 Nejmeh (1) Sidon
11:30 GMT Al Hajj GoalGoal
Bako GoalGoal
Jaafar GoalGoal
Stadium: Saida International Stadium
30 January 2019 Shabab Arabi (2)1–4 Ansar (1) Beirut
11:30 GMT Zayat Goal El Baba Goal
Tall Goal
Awada Goal
Onika Goal
Stadium: Ahed Stadium
30 January 2019 Homenetmen (2)1–3 Safa (1) Bhamdoun
11:30 GMT Najarian Goal (p) Tahan Goal
El Outa Goal
Saadi Goal
Stadium: Amin AbdelNour Stadium
30 January 2019 Tadamon Sour (1)0–1 Tripoli (1) Beirut
11:30 GMT Wilson Goal Stadium: Safa Stadium
30 January 2019 Shabab Sahel (1)0–1 Ahed (1) Jounieh
11:30 GMT Kdouh Goal Stadium: Fouad Chehab Stadium

Quarter-finals[edit]

27 April 2019 Racing Beirut (1) 1–0Salam Zgharta (1)Jounieh
13:00 GMT Said Goal 12' (p) Stadium: Fouad Chehab Stadium
28 April 2019 Safa (1)0–1 Akhaa Ahli (1) Sidon
13:00 GMT Carlos Alberto Goal 8' (p) Stadium: Saida International Stadium
5 May 2019 Tripoli (1)0–1 Ahed (1) Bhamdoun
13:00 GMT Sylla Goal 109' (og) Stadium: Amin AbdelNour Stadium
10 May 2019 Ansar (1) 2–1Nejmeh (1)Beirut
19:30 GMT Tall Goal 25'
Saad Goal 44'
Zein Goal 77' Stadium: Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium

Semi-finals[edit]

18 May 2019 Ansar (1) 2–1 (a.e.t.)Akhaa Ahli (1)Jounieh
19:30 GMT Tall Goal 2'
Abo Atik Goal 44' (og)
Darwiche Goal 44' Stadium: Fouad Chehab Stadium
19 May 2019 Racing Beirut (1)1–4 Ahed (1) Bhamdoun
13:00 GMT Mekkaoui Goal 78' Toshev Goal 32'70' (p)
Kdouh Goal 46'
Zreik Goal 84'
Stadium: Amin AbdelNour Stadium

Final[edit]

Ansar0–1Ahed
Zreik Goal 75'

Bracket[edit]

The following is the bracket which the Lebanese FA Cup resembled. Numbers in parentheses next to the score represents the results of a penalty shoot-out.

 
Round of 16
29–30 January 2019
Quarter-finals
27 April–10 May 2019
Semi-finals
18–19 May 2019
Final
25 May 2019
 
              
 
 
 
 
Shabab Arabi1
 
 
 
Ansar4
 
Ansar2
 
 
 
Nejmeh1
 
Taqadom Anqoun0
 
 
 
Nejmeh6
 
Ansar (a.e.t.)2
 
 
 
Akhaa Ahli1
 
Homenetmen1
 
 
 
Safa (a.e.t.)3
 
Safa0
 
 
 
Akhaa Ahli1
 
Ahli Nabatieh0
 
 
 
Akhaa Ahli1
 
Ansar0
 
 
 
Ahed1
 
Racing Beirut (p)0 (4)
 
 
 
Bekaa0 (1)
 
Racing Beirut1
 
 
 
Salam Zgharta0
 
Salam Zgharta3
 
 
 
Chabab Ghazieh2
 
Racing Beirut1
 
 
 
Ahed4
 
Tadamon Sour0
 
 
 
Tripoli1
 
Tripoli0
 
 
 
Ahed1
 
Shabab Sahel0
 
 
Ahed1
 

Top scorers[edit]

Only Second Phase matches are taken into consideration.

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Senegal El Hadji Malick Tall Ansar 3
2 Lebanon Ali Al Hajj Nejmeh 2
Lebanon Abou Bakr Al-Mel Nejmeh
Syria Mohamad Jaafar Nejmeh
Lebanon Mohamad Kdouh Ahed
Bulgaria Martin Toshev Ahed
Lebanon Ahmad Zreik Ahed

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Only Second Phase matches are taken into consideration.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lebanese Cup 2018/2019". www.goalzz.com. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Summary - Cup - Lebanon - Results, fixtures, tables and news - Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Entry Manual: AFC Club Competitions 2017-2020". the-afc.com. Retrieved 15 May 2019.

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