PAçOS DE FERREIRA. Sporting Braga conquered Paços de Ferreira to win 2-1. A goal from S. Banza was decisive in the 90min. All goals were scored in the second half. It was Sporting Braga to strike first with a goal of Vitinha at the 58′. Then it was a goal in the 68′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, Simon Banza gave the win to Sporting Braga in the 90′ minute with a goal. Sporting Braga was much better in terms of ball possession (61%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
Maracás received a red card (90′). This red card was one of the reason why Paços de Ferreira lost the match.
The match was played at the Estádio da Capital do Móvel stadium in Paços de Ferreira on Saturday and it started at 3:30 pm local time. The referee was Cláudio Filipe Ruivo Pereira who had the assistance of André Cabral Almeida and André Filipe Nogueira Dias. The 4th official was João Pedro Costa Teixeira Afonso. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 13.2 degrees Celsius or 55.67 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 81%.
Sporting Braga had a superior ball possession 61% while Paços de Ferreira was struggling with a 39% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Sporting Braga was more pushing with 69 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 9 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Sporting Braga won the encounter.
Paços de Ferreira shot 11 times, 4 on target, 7 off target. Regarding the opposition, Sporting Braga shot 15 times, 9 on target, 6 off target.
Paços de Ferreira received 2 yellow cards (Luíz Carlos and Marafona). Regarding the opposition, Sporting Braga received 5 yellow cards (Nuno Sequeira, André Horta, Vitinha, Pedro Santos and Pedro Santos).
(Paços de Ferreira) was sent off after receiving a red card in the (90′).
After playing this match, Paços de Ferreira will stay with 6 points to hold in the 18th place. Talking about the opposition, Sporting Braga will have 40 points to sit in the 2nd place.
In the next match in the Liga Portugal, Paços de Ferreira will host Gil Vicente on the 31st of January with a 9-6 head to head stats in favor of Gil Vicente (4 draws).
Sporting Braga will play away agasint Sporting CP on the 1st of February with a 23-11 head to head statistic in favor of Sporting CP (4 draws).
Paços de Ferreira – Formation
Paços de Ferreira started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Paulo César da Silva Peixoto decided to play with the following team: Marafona, Juan Delgado , Nuno Lima , Maracás , Luís Bastos , Luiz Carlos , Jordan Holsgrove , Rui Pires , Nicolás Gaitán , Alexandre Guedes and Uilton Silva .
The home team had on the bench: Igor Vekić, Fábio Gomes, Pedro Ganchas, Bastien Toma, Nigel Thomas , Jorge Silva, Arthur Sales, Erick Ferigra and Adrián Butzke .
Paços de Ferreira made 4 changes: Alexandre Guedes for Adrián Butzke (61′), Uilton for Nigel Thomas (61′), Nicolás Gaitán for Bastien Toma (77′) and Luíz Carlos for Jorge Silva (90′).
Best player: Marafona
The player that probably impressed the most for Paços de Ferreira was the goalkeeper: Marafona. His rating is 7.93. He performed 7 saves.
Sporting Braga – Formation
Sporting Braga started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
Artur Jorge Torres Gomes Araújo Amorim played with: Matheus, Victor Gómez , Vítor Tormena , Paulo Oliveira , Nuno Sequeira , Iuri Medeiros , Mutassim Al Musrati , André Horta , Hernani Infande , Vitinha and Abel Ruíz .
They had on the bench: Tiago Sá, Cristián Borja, André Castro , Pedro Santos , Simon Banza , Sikou Niakaté, Fabiano Silva, Rodrigo Gomes and Álvaro Djaló .
Sporting Braga made 5 changes: Hernâni Infande for Álvaro Djaló (59′), André Horta for Simon Banza (75′), André Horta for André Castro (76′), Nuno Sequeira for Cristián Borja (76′) and Abel Ruiz for Pedro Santos (87′).
Best player: Mutassim Al Musrati
The most impressive player for Sporting Braga was Mutassim Al Musrati even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 68 passes (83% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 9. He performed 1 cross.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Liga Portugal.