Portimonense: Paying the penalty – Portugal Resident


Portimonense suffered last-minute heartache to emerge the undeserved losers from an incident-packed come across with Braga on the Municipal Stadium final Sunday night.

The guests ruled the early exchanges and will have taken the lead after 20 mins however for a very good double save from keeper Kosuke Nakamura, who went on to say the man-of-the-match award, retaining out Tomena and Ricardo Horta in fast succession.

Thereafter, supervisor Paulo Sérgio’s males steadily received extra of a foothold within the event with Yago Cariello turning an Anderson shot towards the crossbar sooner than Ouattara was once fastest to react and poke the ball house having had his preliminary effort blocked by means of Braga goalie Matheus.

Following the spoil, Portimonense defended their lead till an unlucky 64th-minute Diaby handball proficient Iuri Medeiros the chance to equalise from the spot which was once duly taken effectively by means of the skilled winger.

Portimonense: Paying the penalty
Photograph: PEDRO PRATAS

Referee Tiago Martins then started to an increasing number of lose keep watch over of court cases at the pitch leading to a flurry of yellow playing cards and culminating in a minimum of 3 reds over the remainder duration of play. Crucially, the guy in black additionally failed to identify Vitinha hiking far and wide Portimonense’s Ricardo Matos previous to scoring what became out to be the 84th-minute winner.

Extra drama ensued all over 12 (!) mins of time added on, Mr Martins brushing aside José Antunes from the Braga bench, all of a sudden adopted by means of defender Tomena.

Virtually right away, the sent-off Braga duo have been joined by means of colleague Paulo Oliveira, his handball within the space handing Portimonense the golden alternative to take hold of some extent on the dying. Alternatively, and most likely on account of the interminable time taken by means of Martins over the VAR replay of the incident sooner than awarding the penalty, the typically dependable Paulo Estrela blasted his effort top into the night time sky.

League motion will go back following a six-week Global Cup spoil on December 28 at house by contrast season’s wonder bundle Casa Pia. Sooner than then Portimonense will contest 3 Allianz League Cup workforce section ties beginning with a go back and forth to Nacional de Madeira this Saturday.


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