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Sporting and Sporting de Braga in the semi-finals of the Portuguese Futsal Cup – Futsal

Sporting and Sporting de Braga in the semi-finals of the Portuguese Futsal Cup – Futsal

Today, Sporting and Sporting de Braga qualified for the semi-finals of the Portuguese Futsal Cup, in Sines, the stage of the “Queen” competition in the Portuguese calendar and for which the Lions of Porto Salvo and Caxinas also qualified.

The “Lions”, runners-up in the Portuguese Futsal League, defeated Belenenses 8-0 and will face Porto Salvo, which beat Dinamo Sanguanense 4-3.

The Arsenalistas, who lead the Portuguese Futsal Primera Division with the same points as Sporting, beat Rio Ave 7-4 and will face Caxinas, who beat Ferreira do Zizère 4-1.

In the last match of the first day of the “Final of Eight”, held at Pavilhão Maltiusos de Sinis, Sporting was already leading Belenenses 3-0 in the first half, with two goals from Alex Merlem (09 minutes). ), Zeke T (13 years old), and Tainan (18 years old).

Leonin's superiority continued in the second half, as Tainan (22nd) scored two goals, before Andre Cruz (29th) own goal, Bani Varela (31st), and Hugo Neves (39th, 40th) completed the victory. .

In this way, the “Lions” of Alvalade will face, in the semi-finals, on Friday, the Lions of Porto Salvo, who beat Dinamo Sanguanense 4-3, in a remarkably exciting and offensive confrontation, typical between two teams with nothing. To lose.

The first half saw five goals, as Rowan Silvestre (02) put Porto Salvo ahead, Robin Joyce (08) restored the lead, after Ricky Oliveira (07) equalised, and Mamadou Toure (20) ensured the score was 3-2 at half-time. -Time, after Diogo Tavares equalized the score again (11).

Wendel (25 years old) increased the advantage of the municipality of Oeiras as a whole and confirmed the “favour” of the I Liga team, although Sergio Costa (30) reduced it again to second place in the qualifying stage for the II Liga champion.

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Shortly after, Sporting de Braga also qualified for the semi-finals, clearing favor with a 7-4 win over Rio Ave, the leaders of the Futsal Second Division.

The Minho team scored early and reached the break with a 3-1 lead, with goals from Italo Rossetti (04), Thiago Brito (13) and Thiago Correa (17), although Villa Condensis still equalized through Felipe Simas (12).

In the blink of an eye, Igor Motta (23) and Robinho (24) had cleared the 'Arsenal players' on the scoreboard, and after Andre Luzia (35) had pulled one back for Rio Ave, Thiago Sousa (36) and Dudu (37) reassured the coaches once again. A team led by Joel Rocha, who saw Careca (39th) again reduce to the final with a score of 7-4.

Thus, in the semi-finals, Sporting de Braga will face Caxinas, who defeated Ferreira do Zizere 4-1 in the first match today, in a match that was balanced, contrary to what the final result indicates.

Caxinas scored only at the end of the first half through Francisco Oliveira (20), but Ferreira de Zizaire equalized through Diogo Simões (26), and only in the end did Caxinas advance through Thiago Fernandez (36) and Rodrigo Simão (39). ) And again Francisco Oliveira (40).

On Friday, the semi-final matches will also be held at Pavelhão Maltiusos de Sinis Stadium, where matches will be held between Porto Salvo and Sporting, at 5 pm, and between Caxinas and Sporting de Braga, at 8 pm.

The two winners will advance to the final on Saturday at 5 p.m.