FC Porto needed to win to keep up the pressure on leaders Benfica and that was what they did on Monday night by quietly beating Paços de Ferreira 2-0 in the match that marked the close of matchday 12. I league.
The dragons maintained their dominance in the match from start to finish, but Paços de Ferreira left a good image in the match, almost always presenting themselves in a very organized way.
Despite FC Porto’s dominance, the first half was far from thrilling and had few scoring opportunities. The Porto players were always having the most ball, but Pepa’s strategy prevented the home team from opening the scoring earlier.
The Porto players could not create dangerous situations through a running ball, but it was with a set ball that opened the scoring. Following a corner kick, Loum jumped higher than everyone else and elated the Dragon fans. It was the Senegalese midfielder’s first goal with the FC Porto jersey.
The Paços de Ferreira, despite the disadvantage, did not lower his arms and always sought to create danger near the opposing goal. Hélder Ferreira’s shot was noteworthy in the first half, which forced Marchesín’s close defense.
Pacenses went into the second half as they had left the first 45 minutes, but FC Porto did not allow many advances to the opponent and was creating several opportunities that put Ricardo Ribeiro, keeper who had to apply in two or more. three occasions to prevent the second goal by the portistas.
Still, the goalkeeper was unable to prevent what was the moment of the night at the feet of Zé Luís. Alex Telles’s cross from the Cape Verdean dominated his chest and delivered a spectacular acrobatic kick that only ended in the back of the net. networks.