FC Porto won in Vizela, 3-1, and will face Sporting in the semi-finals of the Portuguese Cup, played in two hands
This Wednesday, FC Porto qualified for the semi-finals of the Portuguese Cup, after beating Vizela 3-1, in the quarter-finals. Matheus Uribe (8m), Fábio Vieira (65m), penalty, and Evanilson (89m) were the scorers for the Dragons, who will now face Sporting in the semi-finals of the competition, played in two hands.
With Marchesín defending the blue and white goal, and as the only new player in comparison to the team that faced Estoril, FC Porto went in controlling the match and was in the lead even before the ten minutes mark. Following a corner-kick taken by Vitinha, a number of rebounds placed the ball right in front of Matheus Uribe, who shot a missile with his left foot (8m). The Colombian midfielder’s powerful shot was duly validated by the VAR, but Vizela’s response didn’t take long and Raphael Guzzo almost tied after a bad clearance from Mbemba in the area (19m).
Vizela’s braveness would be rewarded shortly after: Guilherme Schettine found Cassiano and the Brazilian forward lobbed Marchesín, tying the match (24m). In response, Luis Díaz aimed for goal (37m), but hit the bar following a long throw-in from Matheus Uribe (39m). Despite the blue and white superiority throughout the first 45 minutes, the match went to halftime with a tie. Right at the start of the second-half, Evanilson went up and, from a difficult angle, hit the post (47m).
The good restart for the Dragons would pay-off, with a player sent in by Sérgio Conceição for the second-half taking a decisive role: Fábio Vieira forced Zag to hand the ball in the area and then took the penalty himself. Shot to one side, goalkeeper to the other and FC Porto was in the lead (65m). After scoring, Fábio Vieira almost passed to Evanilson make it 3-1, but Pedro Silva was able to oppose the header with class (68m). Until the final whistle, there was still time for Evanilson to score the final 3-1, in a header, in a corner-kick well taken by Bruno Costa (89m). With skill, FC Porto moves forward in the Portuguese Cup.
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