I Liga: Sporting de Braga tries to approach the leader, FC Porto returns to winning ways

Sporting de Braga seeks today to get closer to the leader Benfica, in the reception to Vitória de Guimarães, while FC Porto visits Gil Vicente, in the expectation of resuming the path of victories in the Portuguese I League of football.

With the suffered triumph on Friday, at the start of the fifth round, against Vizela (2-1), the ‘incarnates’ are isolated at the top, with 15 points, five more than the second-placed Braga, who in this round star in the Minho derby with the biggest rival, starting at 15:30.

The team led by Artur Jorge, the only one still unbeaten alongside Benfica, comes from three consecutive victories in the competition, all by expressive numbers, and will now face a Vitória de Guimarães with opposite performance, in a series of two defeats that leave the from Guimarães in ninth place, with 10 points.

From 20:30, in Barcelos, FC Porto will try to react to the first defeat of the season, registered in Vila do Conde, against Rio Ave, and the ‘dragões, in third position, with nine points, can even take advantage of an eventual slip by the ‘arsenalists’, to rise to vice-leadership.

On the other hand, Gil Vicente, 12th place, with five points, doesn’t know what it’s like to win for five official games – three of which in the I Liga – having only achieved one championship triumph, right in the opening round, against Paços de Ferreira, at home.

The fifth round of the I Liga started on Friday, with Benfica winning 2-1 against Vizela, and Sporting resuming the path of triumphs, in the visit to Estoril Praia, by 2-0.

day program

Friday, September 2, 2022

Estoril – Sporting, 0 – 2

Saturday, September 3, 2022

sp. Braga – V. Guimarães, 15:30

Gil Vicente – FC Porto, 20:30

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Casa Pia – Arouca, 15:30

Santa Clara – Maritime, 18:00

Portimonense – Famalicão, 20:30

Monday, September 5, 2022

Boavista – Paços Ferreira, 19:00

expense Chaves – Rio Ave, 21:15

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