Tondela and Vitoria de Guimarães tied 1-1, in the match of the 31st round of the league, which was held on Sunday evening, at the Joao Cardoso Stadium, in Tondela.
Pera was the most visible team during the first half, a period when only Bruno Varela prevented Minho from entering the break at a disadvantage. The Conquistadors goalkeeper made high-level interventions, with shots from Salvador Agra (41) and Daniel dos Anjos (45 + 1), thus leaving his team. Alive for an additional step.
In the second 45 minutes, Vitoria managed to balance and overtake himself at times, but it was rare for Pepa’s men to create dangerous situations near Pedro Tregueira’s goal. Tondela, who was still organized, began to focus on the transfers, and precisely the Tondela logo managed to open the goal: Rafael Barbosa, in the 63rd minute, after an excellent individual movement, a shot into an arc, in the edge of the area, causing the ball to enter the left corner The top of the Victorian goal.
Nuno Campos’ team were chasing a potentially very important win in the fight for permanence, but Vitoria, still dreaming of fifth, hit back immediately. Four minutes later, Rafa Soares, after a cross from the right of Miguel Maga, tied the match.
Until the end, the attacks could no longer overcome the defenses, and thus the confrontation ended… it served no one. Still in the relegation zone – 17th and penultimate, Tondella, with 26 points – and Vitoria can’t even get close to Gil Vicente – he’s still sixth with 43 points.
In the next round, Tondela will play in Pacos de Ferreira (Monday, May 2, 8:15 p.m.), while Vitoria de Guimarães will host Santa Clara (Sunday, May 1, 3:30 p.m.).
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