AROUCA. Boavista was capable to reverse the score against Arouca to win 2-1. It was Arouca to strike first with a goal of Rafa Mújica at the 27′. Then it was a goal in the 31′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, M. Tavares gave the win to Boavista in the 71′ minute. Boavista was decisively better in terms of ball possession (67%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
Also, Arouca had 2 players sent off: I. Soro (10′ for a red card) and J. Opoku (84′ for a red card).
The match was played at the Estádio Municipal de Arouca stadium in Arouca on Sunday and it started at 6:00 pm local time. The referee was João António Ferreira Gonçalves who was helped by Nuno Manso and Alvaro Daniel Carvalho Mesquita. The 4th official was Humberto Teixeira. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was extremely hot at 31.5 degrees Celsius or 88.63 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 66%.
Boavista was in firm control of the ball 67% while Arouca was struggling with a 33% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Boavista had a more offensive attitude with 55 dangerous attacks and 9 shots of which 3 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Boavista won the match.
Arouca shot 5 times, 1 on target, 4 off target. Talking about the opposition, Boavista shot 9 times, 3 on target, 6 off target.
Arouca received 1 yellow card (A. Ruiz). On the other side, Boavista received 2 yellow cards (K. Gorré and R. Cannon).
After playing this match, Arouca will stay with 7 points like Estoril to sit in the 12th place. Regarding the opposition, Boavista will have 12 points like Portimonense to hold in the 5th place.
In the next match in the Liga Portugal, Arouca will host Vitória SC on the 18th of September with a 5-2 head to head record in favor of Vitória SC (4 draws).
Boavista will host Sporting CP on the 17th of September with a 17-1 head to head stats in favor of Sporting CP (4 draws).
Arouca – Formation
Arouca started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).
The manager Armando Evangelista Macedo Freitas decided to play with the following team: Emilijus Zubas, Tiago Esgaio , João Basso , Jerome Opoku , Mateus Quaresma , Ismaila Soro , André Bukia , Alan Ruiz , David Simão , Arsénio Nunes and Rafa Mújica .
The home team had on the bench: Bruno Marques, Oriol Busquets , Ignacio de Arruabarrena, Nino Galović, Morlaye Sylla , Vitinho , Antony Alves , Yaw Moses and Bogdan Milovanov.
Arouca made 6 changes: Arsenio for A. Alves Santos (65′), R. Mujica for B. Maques (78′), A. Ruiz for M. Sylla (78′), A. Bukia for Vitinho (78′), David Simão for Oriol Busquets (89′) and D. Simao for O. Busquets (89′).
Best player: Alan Ruiz
The player that probably impressed the most for Arouca was Alan Ruiz.
His rating iswith 32 passes (81% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 16. He performed 2 crosses.
Boavista – Formation
Boavista started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).
Armando Gonçalves Teixeira played with: César Dutra, Reggie Cannon , Vincent Sasso , Rodrigo Abascal , Pedro Malheiro , Sebastián Pérez , Gaius Makouta , Bruno , Bruno Lourenço , Kenji Gorré and Róbert Boženík .
They had on the bench: Filipe Ferreira, Luís Santos, Masaki Watai, Salvador Agra , Martim Tavares , Rafael Bracali, Ricardo Mangas , Ibrahima Camará and Robson.
Boavista made 5 changes: R. Cannon for Salvador Agra (46′), K. Gorre for M. Tavares (46′), B. Lourenco for M. Watai (69′), R. Bozenik for I. Camara (80′) and S. Perez for R. Mangas (89′).
Best player: Rodrigo Abascal
The player that probably impressed the most for Boavista was Rodrigo Abascal even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 101 passes (87% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 6. He performed 2 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Liga Portugal.