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Braga-Vezela, 2-1 Zalazar takes the podium as Rui Duarte (facts)

Braga-Vezela, 2-1 Zalazar takes the podium as Rui Duarte (facts)

The Uruguayan jumped off the bench to be the hero of the three-match match

Rodrigo Zalazar only played the second half, but he had the potential to completely revolutionize SC Braga-Vizela. The Uruguayan international even had a false start in the match, as he lost the ball for a goal that gave the visiting team the advantage, but he later redeemed himself with two goals that put the Warriors in third place in the league, while they compensated for that with two goals. Wait for the Casa Pia – FC Porto match this Sunday.

Despite the heavy blow suffered by the defeat at home to Chavez, which led to the team falling to the bottom of the league table, Visela arrived in Braga with a desire to respond and sought to control the match in the first minutes, despite the difficulties it faced. do it. Shot on goal blocked by Matthews.

SC Braga even had the same eleven from the victory in Estoril, but it took some time to get into the game. Bruma showed the first sign of danger after a joint pass between Ricardo Horta and Panza, but the ball went to Roberto (10), as did the Congolese striker with two subsequent headers (21 and 32). Visela searched for a goal from a set piece before the end of the first half, but Jota headed the ball wide of the goal (40).

Address the first effect

Since it was necessary to secure the match in another way, given the chance of finishing third, SC Braga coach released Zalazar at the end of the first half, sacrificing Vitor Carvalho.

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The Uruguayan's first impact on the game was negative, as he found himself dislodged in defensive midfield by Samu, who then saw Domingos Quina send Esinde through for Vizella's goal.

It took just three minutes for Zalazar's recovery, involving Vizella's goalkeeper, Roberto, whose weapon Panza tried to deflect when he tried to play on goal.

Both teams wanted more, but it was SC_Braga who won the three points. After a goal was disallowed and a penalty awarded, the home side made it 2-1, again through Zalazar, after a partnership with Horta and Moutinho worthy of beach soccer.

At the end of an emotionally difficult week, with the news of the death of the coach's eldest son, the Braga team had a victory to dedicate to Ruy Duarte, who paid tribute before, during and after the match.