AROUCA. Arouca and Paços de Ferreira draw 1-1. R. Mújica scored the first goal (55′) for Arouca. N. Gaitán settled the score (75′). Arouca was not able to win even if it was better in terms of ball possession (57%)
João Basso didn’t convert a decisive penalty (17′). That would have allowed Arouca to win the match.
The match was played at the Estádio Municipal de Arouca stadium in Arouca on Saturday and it started at 6:00 pm local time. The referee was Vitor Jorge Fernandes Ferreira with the collaboration of Nélson Cunha and Tiago Oliveira Leandro. The 4th official was João Pedro Silva Pinho. The weather was clear. The temperature was extremely hot at 30 degrees Celsius or 86 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 85%.
- 57 Ball Possession 43
- 17 Total 15
- 5 On Target 5
- 8 Off Target 6
- 4 Shots blocked 4
- 118 Attack 84
- 41 Dangerous attack 42
- 98 Ball safe 85
- 1 Penalties 0
- 6 Corners 7
- 16 Total 13
- 3 Yellow Cards 3
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 3 Substitutions 5
Arouca had a superior ball possession 57% while Paços de Ferreira was struggling with a 43% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Paços de Ferreira was more pushing with 42 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 4 were on target. Nonetheless, that was not enough Paços de Ferreira to win the contest.
Arouca shot 17 times, 5 on target, 8 off target. On the other side, Paços de Ferreira shot 14 times, 4 on target, 6 off target.
Arouca received 3 yellow cards (Antony, Ismaila Soro and Tiago Esgaio). On the other side, Paços de Ferreira received 3 yellow cards (Maracás, Vitorino Antunes and Matchoi Djaló).
After playing this match, Arouca will have 38 points to sit in the 6th place. On the opposite side, Paços de Ferreira will have 16 points like Marítimo to remain in the 17th place.
Arouca – Formation
Arouca started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Armando Evangelista Macedo Freitas decided to play with the following team: Thiago da Silva, Tiago Esgaio , João Basso , Nino Galović , Mateus Quaresma , Ismaila Soro , David Simão , Morlaye Sylla , Alan Ruiz , Antony Alves and Rafa Mújica .
The home team had on the bench: Arsénio Nunes, Weverson, Yusuf Lawal, Bruno Marques, João Valido, Oriol Busquets, Benji Michel, Sema Velázquez and Pedro Moreira.
Arouca made 3 changes: Antony for Arsénio (76′), Rafa Mújica for Yusuf Lawal (84′) and Rafa Mújica for Bruninho (84′).
Best player: Alan Ruiz
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Arouca was Alan Ruiz.
His rating iswith 45 passes (84% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 11 duels out of 19. He performed 2 crosses.
Paços de Ferreira – Formation
Paços de Ferreira started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Paulo César da Silva Peixoto played with: Marafona, Juan Delgado , Nuno Lima , Maracás , Vitorino Antunes , Rui Pires , Jordan Holsgrove , Paulo Bernardo , Nicolás Gaitán , Alexandre Guedes and Nigel Thomas .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Uilton Silva, Matchoi Djaló, Hernani Infande , Erick Ferigra , Fábio Gomes , Luís Bastos, Igor Vekić, Luiz Carlos and Jorge Silva.
Paços de Ferreira made 5 changes: Alexandre Guedes for Fábio (12′), Paulo Bernardo for Luiz Carlos (20′), Maracás for Erick Ferigra (46′), Nigel Thomas for Hernâni Infande Tchuda da Silva (66′) and Rui Pires for Matchoi Djaló (66′).
Best player: Nicolás Gaitán
The most impressive player for Paços de Ferreira was Nicolás Gaitán.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 18 passes (55% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 6 duels out of 9. He performed 5 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Liga Portugal.
- Arouca – Paços de Ferreira – 1-1
- Portimonense – Vizela – 0-1
- Estoril – Chaves – 0-2
- Benfica – Vitória SC – 5-1