Famalicão sweated in Alverca, but keeps going in the Cup of Portugal
This Saturday, Famalicão stamped the passport to the last 16 of the Portuguese Cup in football, by beating Alverca, by 2-1, after having lost much of the match against the Liga 3 team.
A masterpiece by Ricardo Rodrigues (31) put Alverca in front of the scoreboard, and the tie for Famalicão came in the second half, by Pedro Brazão (69). Simon Banza (72) made the final result in the penalty kick, in which despite failing the first attempt, he was happier in the reload.
Alverca started the match better and after just two minutes, the Famalicense defense was on edge, with Jorge Bernardo appearing alone and shooting for a tight defense by Luiz Júnior, after a good combination with Jefferson Nem, who also failed to open the ball on the rebound. highlighter .
After the good start of Alverca, Famalicão began to increase the pressure in the middle of the field and eleven indices of ball possession. In the 27th minute, Ivo Vieira’s team had a great opportunity to get ahead, but Adrian Marin’s shot was cut off by Tiago Gomes on the goal line.
In the next move, the Ribatejo side Ricardo Rodrigues in-depth depth and Alverca’s left wing signed the best moment of the game: he cut the ball to the interior zone, left the mark by Diogo Figueiras on the ground and fired in an arc for a goal that occurs in the Stadium .
Famalicão did not take long to respond to the advantage of the Liga 3 team, and in two spears it was close to a draw: in the first, Simon Banza’s shot went just past the post, and in the second, Ivan Jaime, after an individual move, saw José Costa made a great save when he had already hit the ball over the Portuguese keeper.
At the start of the second half, Ivan Jaime came close to reproducing Ricardo Rodrigues’ goal for Alverca and only the post prevented Famalicão’s draw.
Clearly balanced in attack, Famalicão sinned in the finishing and Pedro Brazão was another of the protagonists to waste, with José Costa preventing the goal after the midfielder had passed three opponents but had a loose shot.
In the 69th minute, Famalicão scored the same, with Pedro Brazão losing an error by Alverca’s defense. Simon Banza isolated his teammate and João Sousa missed the cut, leaving or forward in the face of José Costa, who this time was unable to prevent the winning shot, which tied Famalicão.
João Sousa’s unhappiness wasn’t over and two minutes later he was back in the spotlight, knocking down Simon Banza in the area, committing a penalty. The forward went to the 11-metre line, José Costa saved the first shot, but the Franco-Congolese was quicker in the reload and confirmed Famalicão’s turnaround, making the final 2-1 for the team coached by Ivo Vieira.
Until the end, he also noted the injury to Simon Banza, who, after a collision in midfield, left a stretcher and was transported by ambulance.
Game at the FC Alverca Sports Complex
Alverca – Famalicão, 1-2
At halftime: 1-0
1-0, Ricardo Rodrigues, 31 minutes; 1-1, Pedro Brazão, 69; 1-2, Simon Banza, 72