A Rafa goal allowed Benfica to beat Braga and bring the team closer to the title. A fair triumph of a dominating team that “crushed” in some phases the opponent, initially impotent to react and that, even looser in the second half, showed little in relation to the recent past.
The result was meager, given the squandering of the eagles, who never managed to sentence the duel, and could have been punished if Banza, already in the final phase, concluded a vertiginous escape from Bruma.
The battle, experienced in a scorching way by more than 60 thousand in the stands, ended with moments of tension, with several shoves and insults between athletes, technicians and leaders.
Braga appeared at Luz with a high defensive line, but did not risk the offensive pressure and let Benfica play. The reds took the initiative and progressively provoked the opponent’s cantonment next to their area.
The offensive wave gained expression in the face of a Light in boiling with the offensive flow of the team, but who despaired with the ineptitude at the moment of the shot. Gonçalo Ramos, Neres and Aursnes failed in the moment of truth.
The people from Braga survived the very strong entry of Benfica and emerged in the second half more relaxed. The game became less rigorous on the defensive plan, but continued with a plus sign from the eagles, who, however, maintained the waste line. Gonçalo Ramos once again made the stands desperate and postponed the moment of celebration, only won after Rafa escaped. The attacker could have sentenced the duel, but carelessness led to uncertainty until the final whistle.
Here’s the game summary: