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  • Updated: June 05, 2023

Porto Retain Portuguese Cup In 2-Nil Victory Over Braga

Porto Retain Portuguese Cup In 2-Nil Victory Over Braga

Porto Win Taca de Portugal

Porto managed to retain the Portuguese Cup with a remarkable 2-0 victory over Braga on Sunday, even after being reduced to 10 men for the final half hour of the match.

Led by their esteemed coach Sergio Conceicao, Porto seized the lead in the 53rd minute through an unfortunate own goal by Braga's Andre Horta. Determined to secure their triumph, Porto continued to press forward, and with just nine minutes remaining, Otavio delivered a decisive strike that sealed the victory at the Estadio National in Oeiras.

However, Porto's path to glory faced a significant obstacle when Wendell received a straight red card for a reckless, high lunge at Victor Gomez. With a man down, the Porto defence, brilliantly marshalled by 40-year-old centre-back Pepe, stood firm and showcased their resilience.

Braga, too, found themselves down to 10 men in the 79th minute when Sikou Niakate collided with Porto striker Mehdi Taremi, leaving the referee no choice but to send him off.

With the numerical value even, Porto capitalized on their opportunity to further solidify their lead. Otavio's well-timed slide resulted in the ball finding the back of the net, securing a 2-0 victory for Porto.

This victory marked their 19th Portuguese Cup triumph, leaving them only behind record-holders Benfica, who have clinched the trophy 26 times.

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