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Braga-Vezela, 2-1 Zalazar takes the podium as Rui Duarte (facts)

The Uruguayan jumped off the bench and was the hero of the three-match match

Rodrigo Zalazar only played the second half, but he had the potential to completely revolutionize SC Braga-Vizela. The Uruguayan international even had a false start in the match as he lost the ball for a goal that gave the away team the advantage, but he later redeemed himself with two goals that put the Warriors in third place in the league as they compensated for this. before that with two goals. Wait for the Casa Pia – FC Porto match this Sunday.

Despite the heavy blow suffered by the defeat at home to Chavez, which dropped the team to the bottom of the rankings, Visela arrived in Braga with a desire to respond and tried to take control of the match in the first minutes, despite the difficulties. it faced. do it. Shot on goal blocked by Matthews.

SC Braga even had the same eleven from the win in Estoril, but it took a while to get into the match. Bruma showed the first sign of danger after a joint pass from Ricardo Horta and Panza, but the ball went to Roberto (10), as did the Congolese striker with two subsequent headers (21 and 32). Visela looked for a goal from a set piece before the end of the first half, but Jota headed the ball wide of the goal (40).

Address the first effect

Needing to secure the match in another way, given the chance to finish third, SC Braga’s coach released Zalazar at the end of the first half, sacrificing Vitor Carvalho.

The Uruguayan’s first impact on the match was negative, as he was driven out of defensive midfield by Samu, who then saw Domingos put Quina Esinde through for Vizella’s goal.

Zalazar’s recovery took just three minutes, involving Vizella’s goalkeeper Roberto, whose weapon Panza tried to deflect as he tried to play on goal.

Both teams wanted more, but it was SC_Braga who took the three points. After a goal was disallowed and a penalty was awarded, the home team made it 2-1, again through Zalazar, after a beach football-worthy partnership with Horta and Moutinho.

At the end of an emotionally difficult week, with the news of the death of the coach’s eldest son, Braga’s team had a victory to dedicate to Ruy Duarte, who paid tribute before, during and after the match.