Sporting Braga clutches a 2-1 win against Paços de Ferreira. HIGHLIGHTS

PAçOS DE FERREIRA. Sporting Braga beat Paços de Ferreira to win 2-1. A goal from S. Banza was decisive in the 90min.

Sporting Braga clutches a 2-1 win against Paços de Ferreira. HIGHLIGHTS

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%.​

Match Statistics​

  • ! 39 Ball Possession 61
Shots
  • 11 Total 15
  • 4 On Target 9
  • 7 Off Target 6
  • 0 Shots blocked 1
  • 87 Attack 129
  • 24 Dangerous attack 69
  • 13 Ball safe​ 9
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 4 Corners 10
Fouls
  • 6 Total 13
  • 2 Yellow Cards 4
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 1 Red Card 0
Other
  • 4 Substitutions 5

Ball possession

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.

Cards

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′).

Match Timeline

20'
Nuno Miguel Ribeiro da Cruz Jerónimo Sequeira- Yellow
20'
Nuno Miguel Ribeiro da Cruz Jerónimo Sequeira(var)
Luiz Carlos- Yellow
38'
38'
André Filipe Luz Horta- Yellow
58'
Vítor Manuel Carvalho Oliveira(goal)
59'
Álvaro Djaló Dias Fernandes- sub ->Hernâni Infande
Adrián Butzke- sub ->Alexandre Guedes
61'
Nigel Thomas- sub ->Uilton
61'
Jordan Holsgrove(goal)Nicolás Gaitán
68'
75'
Simon Bokote Banza- sub ->André Horta
76'
André de Castro Pereira- sub ->André Horta
76'
Cristian Alexis Borja González- sub ->Nuno Sequeira
Bastien Toma- sub ->Nicolás Gaitán
77'
81'
Vítor Manuel Carvalho Oliveira- Yellow
Marafona- Yellow
83'
87'
Jorge Silva- sub ->Luíz Carlos 
90'
90'
90'
Simon Bokote Banza(goal)Álvaro Djaló
Maracás- Red
90'

Standings

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.

Next matches

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
G
Marafona 28.Portugal
7.9
83'
D
Maracás 25.Brazil
7.3
90'
D
6.5
D
6.9
D
Juan Delgado 15.Chile
6.8
M
Luiz Carlos 22.Brazil
6.7
90' 38'
M
Rui Pires 26.Portugal
7.5
M
Jordan Holsgrove 6.Scotland
7.8
Goals68'
F
Nicolás Gaitán 10.Argentina
7.2
77'
F
Alexandre Guedes 30.Portugal
6.8
61'
F
Uilton 9.Brazil
6.6
61'
Substitutes
G
Igor Vekič 98.Slovenia
D
Pedro Ganchas 4.Portugal
D
Jorge Silva 21.Portugal
90'
D
Erick Ferigra 23.Ecuador
M
Bastien Toma 14.Switzerland
6.2
77'
F
Fábio 11.Brazil
F
Nigel Thomas 7.Netherlands
6.6
61'
F
Adrián Butzke 17.Spain
6.8
61'

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 (7.9), Juan Delgado (6.8), Nuno Lima (6.9), Maracás (7.3), Luís Bastos (6.5), Luiz Carlos (6.7), Jordan Holsgrove (7.8), Rui Pires (7.5), Nicolás Gaitán (7.2), Alexandre Guedes (6.8) and Uilton Silva (6.6).

The home team had on the bench: Igor Vekić, Fábio Gomes, Pedro Ganchas, Bastien Toma (6.2), Nigel Thomas (6.6), Jorge Silva, Arthur Sales, Erick Ferigra and Adrián Butzke (6.8).

Substitutions

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
G
7.3
D
P. Rodrigues de 15.Portugal
7.0
D
N. Ribeiro da 6.Portugal
6.4
76' 20'
D
V. Tormena de 3.Brazil
6.8
D
V. Gómez Perea 2.Spain
6.8
M
A. Ali Mohamed 8.Libya
7.5
M
A. Luz Horta 10.Portugal
7.1
76' 38'
M
I. Picanço Medeiros 45.Portugal
7.1
M
H. Tchuda da 71.Portugal
7.0
59'
F
A. Ruiz Ortega 9.Spain
7.1
87'
F
V. Carvalho Oliveira 99.Portugal
7.3
81' Goals58'
Substitutes
G
T. Sá 12.Portugal
D
C. Borja 26.Colombia
6.4
76'
D
S. Niakate 4.France
D
Fabiano 70.Brazil
M
A. de 88.Portugal
6.2
76'
M
P. Carvalho 89.Portugal
6.6
87' 90'
M
R. Gomes 7.Portugal
F
S. Banza 23.France
6.2
75' Goals90'
F
Á. Dias 14.Guinea-Bissau
7.0
59'

Sporting Braga started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

Artur Jorge Torres Gomes Araújo Amorim played with: Matheus (7.3), Victor Gómez (6.8), Vítor Tormena (6.8), Paulo Oliveira (7.0), Nuno Sequeira (6.4), Iuri Medeiros (7.1), Mutassim Al Musrati (7.5), André Horta (7.1), Hernani Infande (7.0), Vitinha (7.3) and Abel Ruíz (7.1).

They had on the bench: Tiago Sá, Cristián Borja (6.4), André Castro (6.2), Pedro Santos (6.6), Simon Banza (6.2), Sikou Niakaté, Fabiano Silva, Rodrigo Gomes and Álvaro Djaló (7.0).

Substitutions

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 is (7.5) with 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.​