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Primeira Liga: Porto recovers a 0-1 deficit to prevail over Vitória SC 2-1

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PORTO. Porto succeeded in turn the table against Vitória SC to win 2-1.

PORTO. Porto found a way to turn the table against Vitória SC to win 2-1. It was Vitória SC to strike first with a penalty of M. Edwards at the 36′. Then it was a goal in the 38′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, Evanilson gave the win to Porto in the 60′ minute with a goal. Porto was vastly superior ball possession (71%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

A. Mumin received a red card (53′)​. This double yellow card was one of the reason why Vitória SC lost the match.

The match was held at the Estádio Do Dragão Stadium in Porto on Sunday and this began at 8:30 pm local time. The referee was Luis Miguel Branco Godinho who had the assistance of Paulo Alexandre Santos Soares and Valter Rufo. The 4th official was Miguel Bertolo Nogueira. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 11.7 degrees Celsius or 53.11 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 94%.​

Match Statistics

Porto was in firm control of the ball 71% while Vitória SC was struggling with a 29% ball possession.

Porto was more aggressive with 22 dangerous attacks and 7 shots of which 3 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Porto won the encounter.

Porto shot 7 times, 3 on target, 4 off target. On the opposite side, Vitória SC shot 6 times, 2 on target, 4 off target.


Porto received 3 yellow cards (Z. Sanusi, Sergio Oliveira and Wendell). On the other side, Vitória SC received 5 yellow cards (A. Fonseca Amaro, T. Handel, A. Mumin, F. Sacko and A. Semedo).

Also, Vitória SC didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after A. Mumin (Vitória SC) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (53′).

After playing this match, Porto will have 32 points like Sporting CP to stay in the 1st place. On the opposite side, Vitória SC will stay with 16 points to stay in the 7th place.

Match Events

  • 11'

    A. Fonseca Amaro

  • 34'

    Z. Sanusi

  • 36'

    M. Edwards (Penalty)

  • 38'

    L. Diaz

  • 42'

    T. Handel

  • 45'

    M. Taremi (Goal Disallowed)

  • 45'

    A. Mumin

  • 45'

    Sergio Oliveira

  • 46'


    Sergio Oliveira

  • 53'

    A. Mumin

  • 58'

    J. Fernandes

    B. Duarte

  • 60'


  • 66'

    R. Quaresma

    N. Janvier

  • 66'

    A. Semedo

    T. Handel

  • 68'


    Z. Sanusi

  • 77'

    R. Lameiras


  • 78'

    J. Corona


  • 78'

    F. Sacko

    J. Ferreira

  • 78'

    W. Manafa

    Joao Mario

  • 79'

    F. Sacko

  • 80'


  • 85'

    A. Semedo

  • 90'

    F. Vieira

    M. Taremi

Next match

In the upcoming Primeira Liga match, Porto will play away with Portimonense on the 3rd of December with a 10-0 head to head stats in favor of Porto (0 draws).

Vitória SC will play away with Paços de Ferreira on the 4th of December with a 9-8 head to head stats in favor of Vitória SC (11 draws).

Porto: Formation and Lineups

Porto started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

The manager Sérgio Paulo Marceneiro Conceição chose to play with the following team: Diogo Costa (6.8), João Mário (6.2), Chancel Mbemba (6.5), Fábio Cardoso (7.0), Zaidu Sanusi (6.2), Otávio (7.1), Sérgio Oliveira (7.0), Mateus Uribe (7.4), Luis Díaz (7.6), Evanilson (7.2) and Mehdi Taremi (7.4).


Porto made 5 changes: Sergio Oliveira for Vitinha (46′), Z. Sanusi for Wendell (68′), Otavio for J. Corona (78′), Joao Mario for W. Manafa (78′) and M. Taremi for F. Vieira (90′).

Top player: Luis Díaz

The player who no doubt impressed Porto the most was Luis Díaz.

His rating is (7.6) with 1 goal, 27 passes (85% accurate) and 6 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 16. He performed 1 cross.

Vitória SC: Formation and Lineups

Vitória SC started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

On the other side, Pedro Miguel Marques da Costa Filipe played with: Bruno Varela (7.3), João Ferreira (7.4), André Amaro (7.0), Abdul Mumin (6.8), Rafa Soares (6.3), André Almeida (7.1), Tomás Händel (6.3), Nicolas Janvier (7.1), Marcus Edwards (7.7), Bruno Duarte (6.6) and Rochinha (6.6).


Vitória SC made 5 changes: B. Duarte for J. Fernandes (58′), N. Janvier for R. Quaresma (66′), T. Handel for A. Semedo (66′), Rochinha for R. Lameiras (77′) and J. Ferreira for F. Sacko (78′).

Top player: Marcus Edwards

Probably the most impressive player in Vitória SC was Marcus Edwards.

His rating is (7.7) with 1 goal, 14 passes (64% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 6 duels out of 10. He performed 1 cross.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Primeira Liga



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