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 By Chris Wright

Mysterious floating ball in Portuguese Cup final as Desportivo stun Sporting

Sunday afternoon saw comparative minnows Desportivo Aves rock Sporting Lisbon to win the first ever Portuguese Cup in their 80-year history.

Whether or not dark magic was responsible for the shock result is unlikely, though it certainly looked as though some form of ancient sorcery was employed before kick-off -- specifically to deliver the match ball to the referee.

Don't ask, because we honestly do not know. Magnets, maybe?

Having only ever played three seasons of top-flight football before, Aves finished 13th in the Primeira Liga this season but nevertheless won the cup with a 2-1 victory over Sporting, who have previously won the competition 16 times.

Chris covers the funny side of the game for ESPN FC in the Toe Poke blog.

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