Estoril wins Vilafranquense and remains leader
Important victory for Mágico Estoril Praia this Sunday, December 6, in the visit to Vilafranquense, which allows the team guided by Bruno Pinheiro to continue in the isolated leadership of the Portugal 2 SabSeg League, after 11 rounds.
Estoril Praia entered the field with Dani Figueira on goal, Carles Soria, Hugo Basto, Hugo Gomes and Joãozinho in the defensive quartet, João Gamboa, Miguel Crespo and André Franco in midfield, Harramiz, Chiquinho and Yabuku Aziz in front of the attack.
With teams well organized on the pitch, opportunities were slow to come. Harramiz was the first to try the goal, with a header over the post after Aziz’s cross (minute 23), then Franco and Crespo, with finishing touches of grass, with the first to hit the opposite defense and the second to stop in the hands of the opposing goalkeeper.
Estoril Praia was always more dangerous in the first half, either with set pieces or in construction from its defensive stronghold, and even with an interesting replica by the Vila Franca de Xira team, Bruno Pinheiro’s men managed to control the game, both with and without a ball, however failing to undo the equality with which the halftime was reached.
Estoril Praia came back from the break with determination and in the 50th minute, Crespo hit a free fall on the left of the Magician’s attack and João Gamboa appears in the penalty area and heads the first goal of the match.
Winning, Mágico gained greater tranquility and 3 minutes after being in advantage in the marker Carles Soria of trivela was close to extending the advantage of Estoril Praia.
At 61 minutes, Yakubu Aziz was knocked down inside the opponent’s area and the same Aziz, in charge of converting the penalty, fired into the defense of Maringá.
Losing, Vilafranquense put more men on the front line, creating more danger close to Dani Figueira’s goal.
Bruno Pinheiro reacted with a double substitution in the formation of Estoril Praia, making João Carlos to replace Aziz and Bruno Lourenço to replace Chiquinho, 72 minutes passed.
In the 78th minute, against the formation of Cascais, Harramiz left due to injury and gave way to Murilo in front of Estoril Praia’s attack, now completely refreshed.
After 86 minutes, the last change in the Estoril Praia team, with Rosier replacing André Franco.
Until the end of the match the result did not change, Estoril Praia with character and courage won in a difficult terrain and maintains the leadership of Liga Portugal 2 SabSeg.
At the press conference, Bruno Pinheiro said that “The team that did the most to win during the 90 minutes won, that did the most for it and ends up being a fair victory for Estoril Praia, who won in all parameters of the game, except in the faults committed. “
After 11 rounds Estoril Praia has 26 points in the Portugal League 2 SabSeg. The canarinhos will return to the field next Wednesday, against Lusitano de Évora, counting for the 3rd Round of the Portuguese Cup.