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FC Porto started the match losing to Vizela, but ended up winning 4-1 in matchday 26 of the League

This Saturday, FC Porto beat Vizela (4-1), at Estádio do Dragão, for matchday 26 of the championship. Francisco Conceição (55m), Pepê (68m), Evanilson (77m) and Toni Martínez (89m) were the scorers in the blue and whites turnaround, and the Dragons are still third in the table, with 58 points, four behind the leader Sporting, who has two games in hand.

With the same team that started the match against Arsenal in London, FC Porto soon took control of the match, but it was not easy to shake the defensive organization of the opponent. Nine minutes in, Francisco Conceição was close to opening the scoreboard at Estádio do Dragão, but the visitors would be the ones to do it, with an own goal for Pepe (17m), getting a lead that came from nowhere. From here, the blue and whites increased the pressure even more and set up a siege to the opposing area. The result, however, would remain until the break.

The second half pretty much started with the second yellow and red card to Matías Lacava, leaving Vizela outnumbered with a lot of time to play. With one more man on the pitch, FC Porto sent the opponent further back and reached the tie shortly after: Francisco Conceição, with his signature style, moved up on the right wing, cut inside and shot for goal, giving no chances to goalkeeper Buntic, making it 1-1 (55m). A few minutes later, the Dragons almost took the lead, but Nico González’s shot ended in a great save for Buntic (56m) and then Evanilson headed at the bar, following a crossing from Wendell (62m).

But the goal finally came on the third attempt. Danny Namaso found Pepê in the area and the midfielder made it count, making it 2-1 with a beautiful left foot shot (68m). Awakened by the turnaround, FC Porto spared no effort in search for a bigger win and reached the 3-1: in the rebound to a shot from Otávio, Evanilson was in the right place to finish and confirmed his status of top scorer for the Dragons in the main national competition (77m). Before referee João Gonçalves called it a night, Toni Martínez, sent in by Sérgio Conceição from the bench, sealed the match at 4-1 in one of the easiest goals of his career (89m).

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