Liga Sagres' kick off is today as Vitória de Guimarães and Vitória de Setúbal face each other in Guimarães.
Friday 22th August:
V. Guimarães 1 - 1 V. Setúbal
Saturday 23th August:
P. Ferreira 0 - 2 Sp. Braga
Sporting 3 - 1 Trofense
Sunday 24th August:
E. Amadora 1 - 0 Academica
Naval 1 - 0 Maritimo
Leixões 1 - 3 Nacional
FC Porto 2 - 0 Belenenses
Rio Ave 1 - 1 Benfica
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Vitória de Guimarães and Vitória de Setubal tied 1-1, on the opening match of Liga Sagres, Douglas scored for Guimarães at the end of the first half, and Elias scored for Setubal at minute 82. I didn't have oppurtunity to watch the highlights so far, but I will watch them tomorrow.
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I watched the higlights from yesterday's game, and it seemed pretty even, but Vitória de Guimarães had some supremacy in the secon third of the game (minute 30 to 60).
In today's matches Paços de Ferreira loss, at home, to Sporting de Braga. The final result was 0-2, Meyong and Paulo César made the goals, at minutes 47 and 86. In the other game of the day Sporting (Sporting Clube de Portugal, not Sporting Clube de Braga) beat Trofense in Alvalade XXI by 3-1, at minute 30 Sporting had already scored the three goals, but they would not end the match without seeing centerback Polga be sent off, in consequence of a foul made, presumbly, inside the penalty area, but this is where the controversy starts, the foul wasn't made inside the area, anyway it was a foul and Andersson Polga saw the red card, and at least that was a good decision.
Sporting's goals were scored by Tonel, at minute 4, Izmailov, at minute 23, and Djaló, at minute 27. At minute 59, Pinheiro, from Trofense, converted the penalty made by Polga setting the final score in 3-1.
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Today 5 more games happened.
Estrela da Amadora defeated Academica de Coimbra with a single goal, scored by Celsinho at minute 57.
Naval defeated Maritimo, two minutes after the kick off, Marinho scored the only goal of the game.
Leixões loss to Nacional at home, the home team scored early, at minute 16 by Wesley, 20 minutes later Bruno Amaro made the equalizer, and at minute 61, Bruno Amaro scored again breaking the tie, two minutes later, Edson set the final score in 1-3. This game is a serious candidate to the comeback of season. Bruno Amaro is the top scorer of the league so far with two goals.
Rio Ave and Benfica tied in Rio Ave Futebol Clube Stadium, 1-1 was the final score, Semedo scored for Rio Ave at minute 56, Benfica kick off and in that same play scored the equalizer by Nuno Gomes, who had just got in the game ten minutes before.
Last, Porto won at Estádio do Dragão, versus Belenenses, this was the only game I watched in its total (I was supporting Belenenses of course), Porto took over the game since the first to the last minute, but still, after the break, Belenenses reacted and made some dangerous plays. The first game came at minute 14 by Mariano, China tried to clear the ball from Belenenses area, but Mariano Gonzalez appeared and was able to score. The case of the game was at minute 73, Carciano, who had already seen a yellow card, made a foul over Lucho, and, personly I don't see reason for a second yellow card here, Lucho couldn't reach the ball, tha's true, but even that way, I think it is to hard to give a yellow card for that foul, besides he had already a yellow card and this was going to put Belenenses in a more dificult situation, you can say what you want, and you can say that I'm wrong, but this card was definitly in search of a second goal for Porto that would kill the game, that goal appeared 9 minutes later by Hulk in a great individual play, I have to say that Hulk is a great talent. Final Score 2-0 , Mariano at 16 and Hulk at 82, Carciano saw a red card by accumulation at minute 73, leaving Belenenses with 10 players, and he'll fail the next game against Paços de Ferreira in Belem.