AROUCA. Arouca recovers against Vitória SC with a goal on the Anderson 57′ and a penalty kick on the R. Lameiras 90′.
The match was played at the Estádio Municipal de Arouca stadium in Arouca on Sunday and it started at 3:30 pm local time. The referee was Fábio José Costa Veríssimo with the collaboration of Pedro Nuno de Sá Martins and Paulo Alexandre Santos Soares. The 4th official was João Pedro Sousa Mendes. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was extremely hot at 32.8 degrees Celsius or 91.11 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 58%.
There was not much difference in terms of ball possession. Arouca was in possession of the ball for 49% of the time vs. Vitória SC that controlled the ball for 51% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Vitória SC had a more offensive attitude with 54 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 6 were on target. However, that was not enough Vitória SC to win the encounter.
Arouca shot 11 times, 6 on target, 5 off target. Regarding the opposition, Vitória SC shot 12 times, 6 on target, 6 off target.
Arouca received 6 yellow cards (A. Bukia, Quaresma, A. Ruiz, Bruno Marques, E. Zubas and D. Simao). Regarding the opposition, Vitória SC received 3 yellow cards (A. Fonseca Amaro, T. Silva and Ze Carlos).
After this match, Arouca will have 8 points like Chaves to hold in the 12th place. Talking about the opposition, Vitória SC will have 10 points like Sporting CP to remain in the 9th place.
In the next match in the Liga Portugal, Arouca will play away with Paços de Ferreira on the 2nd of October with a 4-1 head to head in favor of Paços de Ferreira (6 draws).
Vitória SC will play away agasint Paços de Ferreira on the 8th of October with a 11-8 head to head record in favor of Vitória SC (11 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 , Nino Galović , Mateus Quaresma , Yaw Moses , André Bukia , Alan Ruiz , David Simão , Vitinho and Rafa Mújica .
The home team had on the bench: Antony Alves, Morlaye Sylla , Pedro Moreira, Arsénio Nunes , Bogdan Milovanov , Oriol Busquets, Bruno Marques , Rafael Fernandes and Ignacio de Arruabarrena.
Arouca could not rely on the presence of A. Alves Santos (injured).
Arouca made 5 changes: A. Bukia for Arsenio (54′), Vitinho for A. Alves Santos (54′), R. Mujica for Bruno Marques (73′), D. Simao for M. Sylla (73′) and Quaresma for B. Milovanov (82′).
Best player: Tiago Esgaio
The most impressive player for Arouca was Tiago Esgaio.
His rating iswith 30 passes (76% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 8. He performed 3 crosses.
Vitória SC – Formation
Vitória SC started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
João Miguel da Cunha Teixeira played with: Bruno Varela, André Amaro , Ibrahima Bamba , Mikel Villanueva , Zé Carlos , André André , Tiago Silva , Helder Sá , Rúben Lameiras , Anderson Silva and Nelson Luz .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Nicolas Janvier, Jota Silva , Michael Johnston , Safira , Daniel Silva, Afonso Freitas, Mamadou Tounkara, Antoñín and Antal Bencze.
Vitória SC could not rely on the presence of N. Janvier (injured).
Vitória SC made 5 changes: Helder Sa for M. Johnston (46′), Ze Carlos for N. Janvier (66′), T. Silva for Jota II (66′), A. Fonseca Amaro for Safira (72′) and N. Luz for Antonin (74′).
Best player: Safira
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Vitória SC was Safira.
His rating iswith 7 passes (71% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 7. He performed 1 cross.
His performance was remarkable also because he started the match from the bench before entering the filed in the 72′.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Liga Portugal.