They continued with difficult victories Sporting and Porto in the Primeira Liga.
The Lions beat Aruka 2-1 at home, while the Dragons eased Portimonense’s resistance 1-0, also playing at home. At 22 Sporting, at 21 Benfica, at 19 Porto.
For his team Jose Amorim, who played from the first half with ten men, Yokeres opened the scoring in the 31st minute with a spot-kick from Edwards’ cross, but then the game… went awry. Diomande saw a second yellow at 42′ and left his team with one less player. The visitors took advantage of the event in the second half, with Mujica equalizing in the 52nd minute in his team’s first final.
The home team took the lead again in the 68th minute with a free kick Morita after a shoot by P. Gonsalves. Three minutes before the end of the 90′, the visitors were left with ten, due to Fernandez being sent off with a second yellow card.
Porto broke the resistance of Portimonense thanks to his goal Evanilson early on, with the Brazilian going on the counter and the ball countering, as a result of which he gained height in his place, ending up in the net. Sergio Conceição’s side then missed a number of chances to make it 2-0, keeping the visitors alive, but they didn’t really threaten. In the 83rd minute, Karmos was expelled with a second yellow card, but even then Porto was in no danger. At 90’+5′, Tony Martinez sent the ball into the net, but it didn’t make it 2-0, since according to the VAR it was… 2 centimeters offside.
The schedule for matchday 8 in the Primeira Liga:
(35′ Andre Luiz – 21′ off Marcelo)
Chavez-Jil Vicente 4-2
(26′, 81′, 90’+8′ Hernandez, 58′ Cruz, -19′ Correa, 39′ Dominguez)
Braga-Rio Ave 2-1
(90’+1′ Banza, 90’+6′ Ruith – 5′ Ruith)
(90’+3′ Ant. Silva)
Casa Pia-Estrella da Amadora 0-1
(63′ Ottavio – 1′, 45’+4′ Mendes, 77′ Gaspar)
Sporting Lisbon-Aruka 2-1
(31′ Yokeres, 68′ Morita – 52′ Mujica)
Source: Sport Fm
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