BRAGA. Sporting Braga tops Porto 1-0 after R. Horta scored just 1 goal (54′). Porto was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (61%).
The match was played at the Estádio Municipal de Braga stadium in Braga on Monday and it started at 6:00 pm local time. The referee was Hugo Filipe Ferreira de Campos Moreira Miguel with the help of Ricardo Jorge Ferreira Santos and Nuno Filipe Santos Tomás Pereira. The 4th official was Miguel Bertolo Nogueira. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 16.8 degrees Celsius or 62.15 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 57%.
Porto was in firm control of the ball 61% while Sporting Braga was struggling with a 39% ball possession.
Porto was more aggressive with 72 dangerous attacks and 21 shots of which 3 were on target. Nevertheless, Sporting Braga was capable to find the solution to win this contest.
Sporting Braga shot 9 times, 4 on target, 5 off target. On the opposite side, Porto shot 21 times, 3 on target, 18 off target.
Sporting Braga received 1 yellow card (P. Oliveira). On the opposite side, Porto received 2 yellow cards (Pepe and Galeno).
After playing this encounter, Sporting Braga will have 56 points to stay in the 4th place. On the other side, Porto will stay with 82 points to stay in the 1st place.
Porto will host Vizela on the 30th of April with a 1-0 head to head in favor of Porto (0 draws).
Sporting Braga: Formation and Lineups
Sporting Braga started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
The manager Carlos Augusto Soares da Costa Faria Carvalhal chose to play with the following team: Matheus , Yan Couto , Paulo Oliveira , David Carmo , Vítor Tormena , André Castro , Mutassim Al Musrati , André Horta , Rodrigo Gomes , Abel Ruíz and Ricardo Horta .
Sporting Braga made 4 changes: Y. Couto for Fabiano Silva (64′), Al Musrati for F. Moura (64′), A. Ruiz for V. Oliveira (76′) and A. Horta for Lucas Mineiro (75′).
Top player: Ricardo Horta
Probably the most impressive player in Sporting Braga was Ricardo Horta.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 27 passes (70% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 11. He performed 2 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.
Porto: Formation and Lineups
Porto started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
On the opposite side, Sérgio Paulo Marceneiro Conceição played with: Diogo Costa , Pepê , Chancel Mbemba , Pepe , Zaidu Sanusi , Otávio , Marko Grujić , Vitinha , Evanilson , Fábio Vieira and Mehdi Taremi .
Porto made 5 changes: Evanilson for Joao Mario (48′), M. Grujic for T. Martinez (63′), Zaidu for Wendell (65′), Galeno for (63′) and F. Vieira for F. Conceicao (71′).
Top player: Vitinha
The player who no doubt impressed Porto the most was Vitinha.
His rating iswith 96 passes (89% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 2. He performed 3 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Primeira Liga