BRAGA. Sporting Braga snatched a late win Vitória SC 1-0 after Tormena scored just 1 goal (90′). Sporting Braga was vastly superior ball possession (64%) was among the key factors of its victory.
R. Horta missed a penalty (58′) for Sporting Braga.
The match was played at the Estádio Municipal de Braga stadium in Braga on Saturday and it started at 3:30 pm local time. The referee was Nuno Miguel Serrano Almeida with the assistance of André Campos and Pedro Felisberto. The 4th official was Marcos Roberto Viegas Brazão. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 22.2 degrees Celsius or 71.96 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 50%.
Sporting Braga was in firm control of the ball 64% while Vitória SC was struggling with a 36% ball possession.
Sporting Braga was more aggressive with 66 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 2 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Sporting Braga won the match.
Sporting Braga shot 17 times, 2 on target, 15 off target. On the other side, Vitória SC shot 7 times, 3 on target, 4 off target.
Sporting Braga received 2 yellow cards (Al Musrati and Fabiano Silva). On the opposite side, Vitória SC received 7 yellow cards (A. Fonseca Amaro, A. Freitas, J. Fernandes, B. Varela, R. Lameiras, D. Silva and Safira).
After this encounter, Sporting Braga will have 10 points to stay in the 2nd place. On the other side, Vitória SC will stay with 6 points like Boavista and Arouca to stay in the 9th place.
A. Fonseca Amaro
In the next match in the Vitória SC will host Santa Clara on the 9th of September with a 4-2 head to head in favor of Vitória SC (2 draws).
Sporting Braga: Formation and Lineups
Sporting Braga started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
The manager Artur Jorge Torres Gomes Araújo Amorim chose to play with the following team: Matheus , Fabiano Silva , Vítor Tormena , Sikou Niakaté , Nuno Sequeira , Iuri Medeiros , Mutassim Al Musrati , André Horta , Ricardo Horta , Simon Banza and Vítor Oliveira .
Sporting Braga made 4 changes: Al Musrati for A. Castro (59′), I. Medeiros for A. Djalo (59′), A. Horta for A. Ruiz (76′) and Vitinha for D. Lainez (87′).
Top player: Fabiano Silva
The player who no doubt impressed Sporting Braga the most was Fabiano Silva even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 51 passes (86% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 12 duels out of 15. He performed 6 crosses.
Vitória SC: Formation and Lineups
Vitória SC started with a 5-4-1 line-up (5-4-1).
On the other side, João Miguel da Cunha Teixeira played with: Bruno Varela , Afonso Freitas , Jorge Fernandes , Ibrahima Bamba , André Amaro , Ryoya Ogawa , Rúben Lameiras , Tiago Silva , André André , Nelson Luz and Anderson Silva .
Vitória SC made 5 changes: A. Freitas for Ze Carlos (31′), J. Fernandes for M. Tounkara (46′), Andre for D. Silva (72′), Anderson for Safira (73′) and T. Silva for M. Salgueiro (77′).
Top player: André Amaro
The player who no doubt impressed Vitória SC the most was André Amaro.
His rating iswith 18 passes (72% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 10 duels out of 16.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Primeira Liga