The 24th round of the League ended in a goalless draw at Municipal de Braga. SC Braga and Santa Clara played a balanced match and showed a low level of efficiency.
After a first half with few chances – still a record for the mess of Arsenal player Ricardo Horta and Azorean Mansur – the second half brought more emotion to the match.
Suddenly, Vitinha touches the bar, Yan Couto forces Marco to make a good save and, on the rebound, the locals’ right-back touches the iron! In the response from the islanders, Mansur worked well and saw Ricardinho, at the far post, unmarked, miss the target two steps away from goal.
In the last half, with the eliminations of Mansur (78′) and Morita (89′), the visitors were limited to defending the point. Even with two men less and the natural pressure of the opponent, Marco and company suffered no major shocks, except for a serious threat from Iuri Medeiros – the Azorean…
With this result, SC Braga remain in 4th place, with 45 points, seeing Benfica (54) further in 3rd position and Gil Vicente a little behind (41) in 5th place. Santa Clara is 12th in the table (26).