Gil Vicente won today, at Estádio do Bonfim, Vitória de Setúbal, by 2-1, in the match that opened the 21st round of the Portuguese First League.
Lourency and Sandro Lima, at 43 and 61 minutes, respectively, scored the goals that allowed the Barcelos club to return home with the three points. Captain José Semedo, on 67 minutes, still reduced to the sadinos, who were unable to avoid defeat.
In relation to the previous journey with Moreirense, the sadinos presented the debutant Montiel (19-year-old Spanish midfielder, loaned by Fiorentina) and Carlinhos as news in the eleven, while the gilistas, in comparison with the duel in Braga, promoted the returns of Alex Pinto, Baraye, Lourency and Kraev.
In the first part of a lot of fighting, but with few reasons for interest, Vitória de Setúbal took danger to the goal of the 'roosters' in the fourth minute, when the reinforcement of January Montiel almost surprised Denis in the collection of a direct corner.
With a good filling of the spaces and immediate pressure on the opponent with the ball, Gil Vicente, who made it very difficult for the sadinos to leave the attack, responded in the 14th minute when Kraev pointed a corner on the right and Ygor Nogueira headed the figure of the guard. Makaridze networks.
With difficulties in freeing themselves from the ‘web’ built by Vítor Oliveira’s team, the setubalense set only a few approached Denis’s goal. In one of those rare shots, in the 39th minute, Montiel shot from the edge of the area over the crossbar.
More effective, Gil Vicente reached 1-0 by Lourency, in the 43rd minute. After Henrique Gomes's corner on the left, the ball was deflected by the gilistas Kraev and Ygor Nogueira inside the area before the finalization of the Brazilian striker, who put his team in advantage in the marker.
After the break, Vitória de Setúbal unsuccessfully aimed at Denis' goal with shots from Montiel and Éber Bessa, at 47 and 53 minutes, respectively.
More sharp in the offensive incursions, Gil Vicente extended the advantage to 2-0, at 61, in a strong and placed shot from Sandro Lima from outside the area.
On 67 minutes, Vitória de Setúbal responded with a free kick from Éber Bessa who was headed wide by José Semedo to the goal saved by Denis, who could not avoid the goal of the team coached by Julio Velázquez.
Until the end, the sadinos were in search of the equalizer, but the effort had no practical effects. With the triumph in Setúbal, Gil Vicente reached Vitória in the classification, both now have 26 points.
Program of the day:
Friday, February 14, 2020
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Portimonense – Moreirense, 15:30
Santa Clara – Tondela, 15:30
Benfica – Sp. Braga, 18:00
Rio Ave – Sporting, 20:30
Sunday, February 16, 2020
Marítimo – Paços Ferreira, 15:00
Boavista – Belenenses SAD, 15:00
V. Guimarães – FC Porto, 17:30
Famalicão – Desp. Birds, 20:00