Estoril Praia won this Sunday, November 8, UD Oliveirense by 1-0, in a match counting for round 9 of the Portugal League 2 SabSeg, played at the Carlos Osório Stadium, in Oliveira de Azeméis.
The Magician entered the field with Dani Figueira on goal, Carles Soria, Hugo Basto, Hugo Gomes and captain Joãozinho in the defensive quartet, João Gamboa, Zé Valente and Crespo in the midfield, Harramiz, Vidigal and Yakubu Aziz as more forward men.
The first dangerous play of the match came in the 12th minute and for the home team, with Jorge Teixeira appearing inside the area and shooting beside the direct goal post to Dani Figueira’s guard.
In the 16th minute, free from Zé Valente close to the midfield line, the Estorilista midfielder hits the area, Hugo Basto heads and inside the small area Harramiz slopes towards the bottom of the Oliveirense nets, the marker was opened with advantage for Estoril Praia.
After the Magician reached the advantage, the game entered a more disputed phase and with less space to play. Oliveirense tried to close the pass lines, but the team guided by Bruno Pinheiro was discovering the paths to the opposite goal.
At 35 minutes Vidigal fell to the right and discovered Crespo inside the area, the midfielder let it pass to Aziz who at the second post introduces the ball into the goal of Oliveirense, but the move would be invalidated by assistant Pedro Sancho, for allegedly out of play of the Estoril Praia Mágico.
Estoril Praia continued to impose its game, betting on the possession of the ball and building from its defensive stronghold, settling in the opposite midfield in the last 10 minutes of the first half.
Until the whistle for rest the result remained 0-1 in favor of the Cascais team.
In the second part, UD Oliveirense even tried to react to the disadvantage, but those commanded by Bruno Pinheiro, very well organized and with very clear game ideas, were able to control the game, with and without the ball, approaching the men goal with danger de Oliveira de Azeméis.
From the 65th minute onwards, the home team put more pressure on the opponent, and already in time of discounts Daniel Figueira responds with a great defense to the shot in the small area of a man from Oliveirense, guaranteeing that in another round the Mágico’s goal was inviolable.
In the end, Estoril Praia won 1-0, in a well-played game with goal situations for both teams. Harramiz was elected “Homem do Jogo” by SportTV.
In the analysis of the game, Bruno Pinheiro, coach of Mágico said that “our way of playing implies always being at a competitive pace, this season is the third game we have after a stop over 10 days. It takes courage to play with the ball and close to the goal, for that we need that rhythm. I agree that the result is better than the exhibition ”.
Estoril Praia wins 3 more points, now adding 19 points in the 8 games played, occupying the second position of the league table, two points from the leader Mafra, who has 9 games played.