Zaidu and Francisco Conceição scored in the turnaround of FC Porto in Guimarães (2-1)
FC Porto beat Vitória de Guimarães (2-1) at Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, on Saturday, in matchday 11 of the League. Zaidu and Francisco Conceição were the names in the turnaround of the Dragons, who now have 25 points, three behind Sporting, which has one less game played.
With only one change in the team that started the match against Antwerp, FC Porto could have gained the lead five minutes in, when Pepê left Evanilson in good position to score, but Bruno Varela denied the goal to the Brazilian forward. Vitória de Guimarães' response came from the penalty spot, as referee Nuno Almeida saw João Mário's handball in the area. Diogo Costa stopped André Silva's first shot, but the ball bounced to the home forward again and ended in the back of the net (17m).
Pushed by the lead, Vitória de Guimarães aimed for the second goal on several occasions, but Diogo Costa was a giant against Jota (18m and 22m), André Silva (34m) and Ricardo Mangas (38m). On the other side, Francisco Conceição crossed perfectly to Zaidu, and the Nigerian fullback scored the equalizer in D. Afonso Henriques with a nice header, giving no chances to Bruno Varela (39m). The second half started with a questionable play in the home area, but neither the referee nor the VAR saw Ricardo Mangas pull Pepe (50m).
After assisting Zaidu for the equalizer, Francisco Conceição scored the winning goal, in a magnificent individual play that ended in a shot that was impossible to save (59m). Shortly after, the Dragons lost their captain, Pepe, who, in pain, had to be replaced by Fábio Cardoso. Until the end, FC Porto held on to the lead with everything and took advantage of the trip to Guimarães to return to the victories in the main national competition.
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