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Porto beat Vitoria and don't let Sporting slip away from the top

Porto beat Vitoria and don’t let Sporting slip away from the top

NS Porto took over and won, on Sunday, Vitoria SC (2-1), in a match from the 12th round of the first league. A few hours after Sporting’s victory over Tondela, the Dragons did not leave their rival in the lead alone and won as well.

Even the Porto club played more than half an hour with another player, due to a secured dismissal, but he did not know how to take advantage of the opportunities created in the second half.

However, the biggest goal was achieved – victory – and Sergio Conceicao’s team continued to lead jointly with Sporting (32 points). Immediately after Benfica, by one point less.

game movie

The first part was very lively. FC Porto went to the match against Vitoria with several bottoms in the starting lineup. The Dragons managed to create danger whenever the ball was at the feet of Luis Diaz and Taremi, but a foul by Zedo in the penalty area allowed the visitors to take the lead.

Marcus Edwards (36 min) was called up to convert the maximum penalty kick into a goal and did not tremble even under the pressure of the white and blue fans in Dragao.

However, the foreign party did not last long. In the next play, Luis Diaz (38 minutes) unleashed his genius on the grounds of Dragao and unleashed a shot that combined strength and space. calendar? Great goal brought back equality on the scoreboard.

Until the end of the first half, which ended at a frantic pace, FC Porto celebrated a second goal, but the video assistant referee later canceled the show.

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In the second half, FC Porto was looking to win and Vitoria suffered a severe setback. Moamen received the second yellow card, in 53 minutes, Pepa’s team was reduced to ten units for more than half an hour.

The dragons benefited and didn’t need that long. in 59 minutes, Luis Diaz let the ball go to Ottavio and the Portuguese international follows Evanelson to score the goal. Who completed a somersault on the mark.

FC Porto were more comfortable in the match, but never managed to increase their advantage, despite having a numerical advantage. Taremi even had two chances, but he prolonged the drought (6th game in a row without scoring) and the Dragons accidentally won.

game time: Luis Diaz’s superb goal, right after Edwards’ successful penalty kick, prevented FC Porto from entering a very difficult and very complicated situation. Aces like that. They appear when teams need them most.

starting teams

Porto Club: Diogo Costa, Joao Mario, Fabio Cardoso, Mpemba, Zedo; Uribe, Sergio, Olivia, Ottavio, Luis Diaz; Taremi and Evanelson.

Vitoria SC: Bruno Varela; Joao Ferreira, Momen, Andre Amaro, Rafa Soares; Handel, André, Almeida, Janvier; Marcus Edwards, Rochinha and Bruno Duarte.


On Sunday, FC Porto will host Vitoria in a match from the 12th round of the Spanish League. After the defeat in the Champions League, recorded on Wednesday, the Dragons intend to return to the path of victories and not lose the “train” in the fight for the title.

On the other hand, Vitoria SC is going through a complicated moment, mainly due to the recent elimination in the Portuguese Cup.

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Therefore, the components that make Porto Vitoria Football Club this main game have been collected in the twelfth round of the tournament.

Follow, live and in detail, this match report from 20:30.

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