GUIMARãES. Porto beats Vitória SC 1-0 after J. Mário scored just 1 goal (45′). Porto was definitely better in terms of ball possession (65%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Estádio Dom Afonso Henriques stadium in Guimarães on Saturday and it started at 8:30 pm local time. The referee was Luis Miguel Branco Godinho with the help of Rui Teixeira and Pedro Mota. The 4th official was Pedro Miguel Torres Ramalho. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 10.1 degrees Celsius or 50.11 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 78%.
Porto had a strong ball possession 65% while Vitória SC was struggling with a 35% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Porto was more aggressive with 61 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 2 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Porto won the match.
Vitória SC shot 10 times, 0 on target, 10 off target. Talking about the opposition, Porto shot 15 times, 2 on target, 13 off target.
Vitória SC received 6 yellow cards (Nicolas Janvier, Nélson Luz, Jota Silva, Alisson Safira, André Amaro and Gonçalo Nogueira). On the other side, Porto received 4 yellow cards (Otávio, Pepe , Wendell and Iván Marcano).
After this match, Vitória SC will stay with 24 points to hold in the 7th place. Talking about the opposition, Porto will have 39 points to hold in the 3rd place.
In the next match in the Liga Portugal, Vitória SC will host Chaves on the 30th of January with a 6-2 head to head stats in favor of Vitória SC (1 draw).
Porto will play away agasint Marítimo on the 1st of February with a 24-4 head to head stats in favor of Porto (8 draws).
Vitória SC – Formation
Vitória SC started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
The manager João Miguel da Cunha Teixeira decided to play with the following team: Bruno Varela, Mikel Villanueva , André Amaro , Jorge Fernandes , Miguel Maga , Daniel Silva , Nicolas Janvier , Afonso Freitas , Jota Silva , André Silva and Michael Johnston .
The home team had on the bench: Goncalo Nogueira, Allison Safira , Nelson Luz , Indio, Mamadou Tounkara, Bruno Gaspar, Ibrahima Bamba , Helder Sá and Celton Biai.
Vitória SC made 4 changes: Jorge Fernandes for Ibrahima Bamba (52′), Mikey Johnston for Nélson Luz (67′), Nicolas Janvier for Alisson Safira (77′) and Nicolas Janvier for Gonçalo Nogueira (78′).
Best player: Miguel Maga
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Vitória SC was Miguel Maga.
His rating iswith 32 passes (78% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 7.
Porto – Formation
Porto started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
Sérgio Paulo Marceneiro Conceição played with: Diogo Costa, João Mário , Pepe , Iván Marcano , Wendell , Otávio , Mateus Uribe , Stephen Eustaquio , Wenderson Galeno , Toni Martínez and Mehdi Taremi .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Fábio Cardoso, André Franco, Pepê, Danny Namaso, Gonçalo Borges, Gabriel Veron, Cláudio Ramos, Marko Grujić and Rodrigo Conceição.
Porto made 3 changes: Toni Martínez for Pepê (60′), Stephen Eustaquio for Marko Grujić (85′) and Mehdi Taremi for Danny Namaso (90′).
Best player: João Mário
The most impressive player for Porto was João Mário.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 40 passes (77% accurate) and 2 key passes. He performed 3 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Liga Portugal.