AROUCA. Boavista was capable to turn the table against Arouca to win 2-1. It was Arouca to strike first with a goal of R. Mujica 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 with a goal. Boavista was vastly superior ball possession (67%) was among the key factors of its victory.
Also, Arouca had 2 players sent off: I. Soro (10′ for a red card) and J. Opoku (84′ for a double yellow 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 had the assistance of Nuno Manso and Alvaro Daniel Carvalho Mesquita. The 4th official was Humberto Teixeira. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was extremely hot around 31.5 degrees Celsius or 88.63 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 66%.
Boavista was in firm control of the ball 67% while Arouca was struggling with a 33% ball possession.
Boavista was more aggressive with 55 dangerous attacks and 9 shots of which 3 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Boavista won the match.
Arouca shot 5 times, 1 on target, 4 off target. On the opposite side, Boavista shot 9 times, 3 on target, 6 off target.
Arouca received 2 yellow cards (A. Ruiz and J. Opoku). On the other side, Boavista received 2 yellow cards (K. Gorre and R. Cannon).
J. Opoku (Arouca) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (84′).
J. Opoku (Arouca) was sent out after receiving a red card in the (10′).
After this match, Arouca will stay with 7 points like Estoril to stay in the 11th place. On the other side, Boavista will have 9 points like Vitória SC to move up in the 8th place.
A. Alves Santos
In the next match in the Boavista will host Sporting CP on the 17th of September with a 17-1 head to head statistic in favor of Sporting CP (4 draws).
Arouca: Formation and Lineups
Arouca started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).
The manager Armando Evangelista Macedo Freitas chose 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 .
Arouca made 5 changes: Arsenio for A. Alves Santos (65′), R. Mujica for B. Maques (78′), A. Ruiz for M. Sylla (78′), A. Bukia for Vitinho (78′) and D. Simao for O. Busquets (89′).
Top player: Tiago Esgaio
Probably the most impressive player in Arouca was Tiago Esgaio.
His rating iswith 32 passes (46% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 4. He performed 3 crosses.
Boavista: Formation and Lineups
Boavista started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).
On the other side, 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 .
Boavista made 5 changes: K. Gorre for M. Tavares (46′), R. Cannon for S. Agra (46′), B. Lourenco for M. Watai (69′), R. Bozenik for I. Camara (80′) and S. Perez for R. Mangas (89′).
Top player: Rodrigo Abascal
Probably the most impressive player in Boavista was Rodrigo Abascal even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 97 passes (89% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 5. He performed 2 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Liga Portugal