Europa League: Midtjylland beats Sporting Braga 3-2

HERNING. Midtjylland overcame Sporting Braga.

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HERNING. Midtjylland conquered Sporting Braga. Sporting Braga lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (60%).

The match was held at the MCH Arena Stadium in Herning on Thursday and this began at 5:45 pm local time. The referee was Matej Jug who had the assistance of Matej Žunič and Manuel Vidali. The 4th official was David Smajc. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 2.9 degrees Celsius or 37.22 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 93%.​

Match Statistics

Sporting Braga was in firm control of the ball 60% while Midtjylland was struggling with a 40% ball possession.

Midtjylland was more aggressive with 33 dangerous attacks and 10 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Midtjylland won the match.

Midtjylland shot 10 times, 6 on target, 4 off target. On the opposite side, Sporting Braga shot 14 times, 2 on target, 12 off target.


Midtjylland received 3 yellow cards (G. Isaksen, R. Onyedika and Evander). On the opposite side, Sporting Braga received 3 yellow cards (A. Castro, F. Moura and Galeno).

After playing this match, Midtjylland will have 8 points to stay in the 3rd place. On the other side, Sporting Braga will stay with 9 points to move up in the 2nd place.

Match Events

  • 3'

    E. Sviatchenko

  • 21'

    A. Castro

  • 43'

    R. Horta

  • 49'

    G. Isaksen

  • 58'

    G. Isaksen

  • 58'


    A. Castro

  • 64'

    R. Onyedika

  • 71'

    A. Ruiz

    I. Medeiros

  • 72'

    M. Gonzalez

    V. Oliveira

  • 75'

    F. Moura

    B. Rodrigues

  • 73'


    Junior Brumado

  • 76'

    N. Dyhr


  • 81'

    F. Moura

  • 85'


  • 87'


  • 88'

    V. Lind

    P. Sisto

  • 88'

    J. Cajuste

    R. Onyedika

  • 90'

    Evander (Penalty)

  • 90'


Next match

In the upcoming Europa League match, Midtjylland will play away against Ludogorets on the 9th of December with a 1-0 head to head in favor of Midtjylland (1 draw).

Sporting Braga will host Crvena Zvezda on the 9th of December with a 1-1 head to head stats.

Midtjylland: Formation and Lineups

Midtjylland started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).

The manager Kristian Bach Bak Nielsen chose to play with the following team: Jonas Lössl (6.1), Henrik Dalsgaard (6.2), Erik Sviatchenko (7.4), Juninho (6.6), Joel Andersson (7.3), Raphael Onyedika (6.4), Evander (7.2), Paulinho (6.4), Gustav Isaksen (6.8), Pione Sisto (7.0) and Júnior Brumado (7.0).


Midtjylland made 4 changes: Junior Brumado for Charles (73′), Paulinho for N. Dyhr (76′), P. Sisto for V. Lind (88′) and R. Onyedika for J. Cajuste (88′).

Top player: Erik Sviatchenko

Probably the most impressive player in Midtjylland was Erik Sviatchenko.

His rating is (7.4) with 1 goal, 42 passes (78% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 9.

Sporting Braga: Formation and Lineups

Sporting Braga started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

On the other side, João Mario Ferreira Oliveira played with: Tiago Sá (6.1), Yan Couto (6.3), Paulo Oliveira (6.1), Bruno Rodrigues (6.5), Diogo Leite (7.1), André Castro (6.7), Lucas Mineiro (7.1), Wenderson Galeno (7.3), Iuri Medeiros (7.3), Vítor Oliveira (7.0) and Ricardo Horta (7.2).


Sporting Braga made 4 changes: A. Castro for Chiquinho (58′), I. Medeiros for A. Ruiz (71′), V. Oliveira for M. Gonzalez (72′) and B. Rodrigues for F. Moura (75′).

Top player: Wenderson Galeno

The player who no doubt impressed Sporting Braga the most was Wenderson Galeno.

His rating is (7.3) with 1 goal, 24 passes (54% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 12. He performed 2 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.

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