Sp. Braga wins the League Cup

Braga wins the League Cup, in the last minute against FC Porto.

Ricardo Horta, scored the only goal of the game in the discounts, after Manafá’s failure, beat Diogo Costa and thus Braga wins their second League Cup and again to Porto, who disputed their fourth final.

With a well-played first half, with Porto and Braga trying to score on the counterattack, but Bruno Amorim’s Braga had the best chances to score, the first was by Ricardo Horta who sent the ball into the post, and in the memo throw Paulinho also tried and it was Alex Telles who prevented the goal.

Despite Braga having greater possession of the ball, he was unable to reach the goal of Porto, which by Corona and Luis Díaz was the one who created more danger to Braga, and even at the end of the first half, one of the best opportunities for Porto emerged, with Corona fail in front of Matheus and Soares to do the most difficult in the refill to send to the bar.

The second half was weaker and with opportunities for both to be scarce, but with several fouls, yellow cards, assistances to the players and of course substitutions, there were many stops in the game, and little football was played.

It was at the end of the clearing time and when both teams were already thinking about taking penalties, that Ricardo Horta took advantage of a mistake by Manafá, who was unable to cut a ball in the Porto area, and scored the winning goal for the Braga, for an explosion of joy for the players, coaches and fans.

The game ended shortly thereafter, giving Porto no chance to score the equalizer, with Braga celebrating a new title, and a new victory over FC Porto that had also won for the I Liga.

There are already three wins over 2 of the big three, 2 against Porto and one over Sporting in the League Cup semi-finals for Braga, who in the last 5 games with Rubem Amorim at the helm have only won.

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