58-1! Braga knocks wind out of Porto’s sail

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FC Porto saw their 58-game unbeaten run in the Primeira Liga ended by Braga on Monday night, but the defeat did not just lift the air of invisibility around Dragões , it also set the team back on their planned league title celebrations.

Braga, 4th placed but still with a mathematical chance of picking a qualification ticket for the UEFA Champions League stunned Porto at Estádio Municipal de Braga from a 54th minute Ricardo Horta goal.
The goal sparked three changes not long after, including Zaidu Sanusi’s replacement for Wendell in the 63rd minute.
Sanusi started in his 21st appearance for Sergio Conceição’s side, the 24 year-old didn’t have much impact before his substitution.
Regardless, the defeat was certain and Porto remain on 86points from 31 rounds of matches.

 

 

Currently, they’re six points ahead Sporting with just three matches left, so a win in their next game – should their title rivals slip up – could guarantee a 30th league title.
The run of fixtures include games against Vizela (H), Benfica (A) and Estoril (H).

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