BRAGA. Sporting Braga annihilates Estoril 4-1 with goals of Abel Ruiz (17′), Pizzi (70′), Iuri Medeiros (82′ pen) and Joe Mendes (90′). On the opposite side, Estoril scored with Carlos Eduardo (48′). Sporting Braga was surely superior in terms of ball possession (66%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Cidade Desportiva SC Braga stadium in Braga on Saturday and it started at 8:30 pm local time. The referee was Vitor Jorge Fernandes Ferreira assisted by Nélson Cunha and Luís Carlos Lopes da Costa. The 4th official was Carlos Teixeira. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 14.3 degrees Celsius or 57.81 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 69%.
- ! 66 Ball Possession 34
- 16 Total 6
- 6 On Target 3
- 9 Off Target 0
- 1 Shots blocked 3
- 123 Attack 82
- 70 Dangerous attack 23
- 70 Ball safe 74
- 1 Penalties 0
- 7 Corners 3
- 2 Off Sides 2
- 14 Total 5
- 3 Yellow Cards 2
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 5 Substitutions 4
Sporting Braga was in firm control of the ball 66% while Estoril was struggling with a 34% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Sporting Braga had a more offensive attitude with 70 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 6 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Sporting Braga won the match.
Sporting Braga shot 16 times, 6 on target, 9 off target. On the opposite side, Estoril shot 6 times, 3 on target, 0 off target.
Sporting Braga received 3 yellow cards (André Horta, Ricardo Horta and Abel Ruiz). Talking about the opposition, Estoril received 2 yellow cards (Tiago Araújo and Chico Geraldes).
After this contest, Sporting Braga will have 62 points to hold in the 3rd place. On the other side, Estoril will stay with 25 points to sit in the 15th place.
In the next match in the Liga Portugal, Sporting Braga will play away with Casa Pia on the 21st of April with a 1-0 head to head statistic in favor of Casa Pia (0 draws).
Estoril will host Portimonense on the 15th of April with a 3-1 head to head record in favor of Estoril (2 draws).
Sporting Braga – Formation
Sporting Braga adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Artur Jorge Torres Gomes Araújo Amorim decided to play with the following team: Matheus, Victor Gómez , Vítor Tormena , Sikou Niakaté , Cristián Borja , Mutassim Al Musrati , André Horta , Iuri Medeiros , Ricardo Horta , Bruma and Abel Ruíz .
The home team had on the bench: Josafat Mendes, Rodrigo Martins Gomes, Pizzi , Tiago Magalhães Sá, Uroš Račić, Paulo André Rodrigues de Oliveira, Simon Banza, Álvaro Djaló and André Castro .
Sporting Braga made 5 changes: André Horta for Pizzi (59′), Bruma for André Castro (74′), Cristián Borja for Josafat Mendes (74′), Iuri Medeiros for Álvaro Dias Fernandes (83′) and Abel Ruiz for Simon Banza (83′).
Best player: Iuri Medeiros
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Sporting Braga was Iuri Medeiros.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 42 passes (88% accurate) and 5 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 7. He performed 3 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.
Estoril – Formation
Also Estoril adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
José Ricardo Soares Ribeiro played with: Daniel Figueira, Shaquil Delos , Pedro Álvaro , Bernardo Vital , Tiago Araújo , Mor Ndiaye , Francisco Geraldes , Tiago Gouveia , Joao Marques , Carlos Eduardo and Alejandro Marqués .
These were the players on the bench: João Gamboa, Rodrigo Martins, James Edward Lea Siliki, Edson André Sitoe, Cassiano, Pedro José Moreira Silva, Rafik Guitane , Tiago Santos Carvalho and João Carlos Cardoso Santo.
Estoril made 4 changes: Alejandro Marqués for Cassiano (60′), Carlos Eduardo for Rafik Guitane (77′), Tiago Gouveia for Rodrigo Martins (85′) and Mor Ndiaye for Gamboa (85′).
Best player: Francisco Geraldes
The player that probably impressed the most for Estoril was Francisco Geraldes.
His rating iswith 31 passes (77% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 12. He performed 4 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Liga Portugal.
- Arouca – Marítimo – 1-0
- Paços de Ferreira – Famalicão – 1-3
- Sporting Braga – Estoril – 4-1
- Portimonense – Rio Ave – 2-2