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David Neres assists, and Benfica beats Vizela with two from João Mário

David Neres assists, and Benfica beats Vizela with two from João Mário

This Saturday, Benfica beat Vizela, 2-0, in a duel valid for the 22nd round of the Portuguese Championship, at Estádio de Vizela. João Mário scored the goals of the game. With this result, Benfica remains in the lead of the Portuguese, with 59 points. On the other hand, Vizela is in 10th place, with 26 points.

Benfica returns to the field next Friday, March 3, when they face Famalicão, for the 23rd round of the tournament, at 6:15 pm (Brasília time), at Estádio da Luz, in Lisbon. Vizela is already committed to Estoril, on Saturday, at 2.30 pm, at Estádio António Coimbra da Mota.

The game

Before the ten minutes of the first half, Benfica had a chance to open the scoring. Gonçalo Ramos received a good ball in the area and ended up sending it over Vizela’s goal. Afterwards, the Portuguese had another opportunity, but the defense made the cut before the bid was completed.

Vizela also built a good move. At 26 minutes, Kiko Bondoso was left with the ball and finished strong in the corner of Odysseas, who made the save. Afterwards, Grimaldo had space, but the shot went smoothly for Buntic to defend. Until at 38, João Mário made it 1 to 0. The Portuguese took advantage of David Neres’s pass and rocked the net.

At 20 minutes of the second half, Samu crossed in the area and found Osmajic in front of the goal and the number 9 hit the crossbar. On the rebound, Kiko Bondoso tried again and Odysseas closed the angle and made good defense to avoid the tie.

Vizela got one less, at 42 minutes. Anderson Jesus received the second yellow card in the game and ended up expelled. In added time, João Mário extended for Benfica, in penalty kick.


Source: Gazetaesportiva

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