The Eagle’s run to Minho and Moreirense causes the first upset of the season

ISit’s the first ‘punch in the abdomen’ throughout Benfica’s tenure. In order to win to advance in the League Cup, the Eagles drew (1-1) at the protection of Moreirense, this Saturday, failing to keep on both aspect.

In a first half with probabilities for each objectives, the canons put themselves on the board by means of a penalty transformed by André Luís, however noticed Benfica attain the finish of the half, by means of the return of Gonçalo Ramos.

The return to the locker room introduced a lot fanfare and, regardless of a number of makes an attempt, Pasinato and the Steel continued to resist the conversion aim, leading to the Eagles’ elimination from the League Cup.

Much to be desired in the first half

In a recreation marked by the return of António Silva and Gonçalo Ramos to the eleven eagles (after collaborating in the World Cup with the nationwide crew), Benfica began effectively and the younger participant was the first to threaten to intrude with the scoreboard. , forcing Pasinato to make a giant save at the finish of the first ten minutes.

A little bit later, Gonçalo Ramos was in a position to style the foot, however he noticed that his aim was prevented due to offside by Aursnes, which induced Moreirense to ‘get up’ and take dangers, with Camacho’s response quickly after, in a robust shot to be stopped. cross in the twenty first minute.

The fact is that the canons believed and ended up liberating the land. Following a throw-in from the line, Florentino bumped into an aerial problem with André Luís and ended up touching the ball along with his arm in the penalty space, prompting Tiago Martins to level on the spot. In the twenty fifth minute, Minho’s crew participant didn’t hesitate and not solely put his crew to victory, but additionally left Benfica compelled to rating two objectives to take the lead.

Benfica tried to react instantly, nevertheless it was Frimpong who, with an exquisite shot, got here shut to rising the benefit, one thing that was stopped by Vlachodimos.

In the final ten minutes of the first half, António Silva got here shut to scoring a header, noticed Grimaldo power Pasinato into one other nice save with a free kick and in the third, Gonçalo Ramos sealed the tie. In the forty third minute, Rafa “broke by means of” the opponent’s protection and helped the younger striker to rating a aim that left the hundreds of followers current in Moreira de Cónegos celebrating.

What a blackout…no outcomes

With the greatest consequence on the crew’s accounts, Moreirense defended extra in the second half and it was Benfica who managed the ball, dominating the opposing areas.

Moments later, Grimaldo struck once more with a free-kick, Chiquinho shot the put up from distance and Rafa, in a transfer that was nonetheless on his personal, noticed Pasinato deny him a aim from the remount. Soon after, it was Gonçalo Ramos who hit the crossbar, bringing the quantity of balls from the eagles to the steel to three.

Also on the different hand, in the battle, André Luís noticed a shot rejected by the put up, in the solely harmful approach of the canons to the aim of Vlachodimos, already inside the final quarter of an hour.

In the remaining minutes, newcomer Diogo Gonçalves had one of the greatest probabilities of the recreation, in entrance, however Pasinato shined once more and grabbed the go.

Although it was equal in time, Moreirense was in a position to smile based mostly on the outcomes (seven in opposition to six) and will face Arouca in the ‘quarters’, in a duel scheduled for Thursday, at 20:15.

In different group video games, between two groups with out factors in the first two rounds, Estrela da Amadora drew 1-1 in opposition to Penafiel. Regis opened the scoring for the tricolors in the 69th minute, however Semedo saved the factors in the 90+5′.

Final rating of the group

1st Moreirense, 7 factors (7 objectives scored, 4 objectives conceded)

2 Benfica, 7 factors (6 objectives scored, 3 objectives conceded)

third Estrela da Amadora, 1 level (5 objectives scored, 8 objectives conceded)

4 Penafiel, 1 level (2 objectives scored, 5 objectives conceded)

Game time: New striker Diogo Gonçalves regarded to have scored a aim, however Pasinato intervened once more and denied that Benfica had handed the ‘quarters’ of the League Cup.

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Also learn: At the finish of the half, Gonçalo Ramos pulls in opposition to Moreira de Cónegos


Moreirense: Matthew Pasinato; Frimpong, Rafael Santos, Hugo Gomes, David; Lawrence Ofori, Soriano Mané, Alan Guimarães; Gonçalo Franco, João Camacho and André Luís

Benfica: Odysseas Vlachodimos; Alexander Bah, António Silva, Morato, Alex Grimaldo; Aursnes, Florentino Luis, Chiquinho, Julian Draxler; Rafa Silva and Gonçalo Ramos


Moreirense and Benfica are negotiating, this Saturday, the final wave of the alternative to go to the ‘quarters’ of the League Cup, the place they already know that the opponent will likely be Arouca.

Both groups gained their matches (in opposition to Penafiel and Estrela da Amadora) in the competitors, so they’re forward, with the similar six factors, though they’ve the benefit…

The aim distinction (three) is the similar for each groups, nonetheless, Moreirense has extra objectives (six in opposition to 5), so they may play with two outcomes. Accounts are easy. Whoever wins leads alone and goes to the ‘quarters’. In the case of the tie, it’s the image of Guimarães that ends the celebration.

Face to face will likely be the leaders of the I and II League, whereas Benfica has not misplaced in official matches (it was solely defeated by Sevilla, final Sunday, in a pleasant), whereas Moreirense has already added two defeats, one of them in the competitors.

The opening whistle of the recreation must be at 7:00 pm (Portuguese time) at the Estádio Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freitas, will probably be judged by the referee Tiago Martins and it is possible for you to to comply with the occasions of the recreation. Sport and Minutes🇧🇷

Also Read: Moreirense-Benfica: There are those that play with two outcomes…

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