“This is the third consecutive victory for the championship, without conceding goals”

Ricardo Quaresma was right now the motive force of the victory (4-0) of Vitória SC within the Azores in opposition to Santa Clara, scoring a purpose and watching for 2 others, inserting the Minho provisionally within the fourth place of the Soccer League.

In a sport wherein effectiveness prevailed over the hosts’ biggest possession, the 37-year-old winger was the decisive participant, with two assists and scoring a purpose himself, which helped to briefly climb to fourth place with 19 factors, overtaking, by one, SC Braga, which on Tuesday receives Rio Ave.

The Victorians, who have been very efficient within the third consecutive victory within the competitors, interrupting a sequence of two successes of the opponent, have been solely two factors away from the third place, occupied by FC Porto, who visits Cidade Cradle within the subsequent spherical: Santa Clara retains seventh place, remoted, with 13 factors.

The Quaresma ‘pageant’ began at six minutes, by taking an opponent out of the way in which and crossing to André André’s diversion, on the first submit.

The luck of the islanders might have modified within the twenty second minute, nonetheless, the free-kick by Iraqi Rashid hit the submit, leaving the potential of equality, which was additional away after 5 minutes.

Ricardo Quaresma received the ball within the assault and superior in ‘slalom’ till capturing, proper foot, to 2-0.

After solely three minutes, at 30, André André crossed for the top of Estupiñán, who virtually sentenced the sport with the third purpose in 4 pictures from outsiders on purpose.

Rashid suffered a penalty shortly after the restart, however in not one of the two makes an attempt he had managed to scale back: first Bruno Varela saved and, within the repeat ordered by referee Rui Costa, the Iraqi missed the goal.

Colombian Estupiñán had higher purpose when he was launched by Quaresma, ‘double’ and providing the fourth purpose of the sport to the Victorians, who till this sport had solely scored seven instances.

Recreation sheet

I play on the São Miguel Stadium, in Ponta Delgada.

Santa Clara – Vitória SC, 0-4.

At vary: 0-3.


0-1, André André, 06 minutes.

0-2, Ricardo Quaresma, 27.

0-3, Estupiñán, 30.

0-4, Estupiñán, 54.


– Santa Clara: Marco, Ramos, Fábio Cardoso, Mikel Villanueva, Lucas (Diogo Salomão, 46), Rashid (Anderson Carvalho, 72), Nené, Costinha (Jean Patrick, 72), Ukra (Lincoln, 72), Carlos Júnior ( Lucas Marques, 84) and Shahriyar.

(Substitutes: André Ferreira, João Afonso, Lincoln, Jean Patric, Anderson Carvalho, Lucas Marques, Diogo Salomão, Mesquita and Sagna).

Coach: Daniel Ramos.

– Vitória SC: Bruno Varela, Sacko, Jorge Fernandes, Abdul Mumin, Sílvio, André André (Miguel Luís, 64), Pepelu (André Amaro, 84), André Almeida, Rochinha (Eduards, 74), Ricardo Quaresma (Janvier, 74 ) and Estupiñán (Bruno Duarte, 84).

(Substitutes: Trmal, Edwards, Poha, Bruno Duarte, Mensah, André Amaro, Noah, Miguel Luís and Janvier).

Coach: João Henriques.

Referee: Rui Costa (Porto).

Disciplinary motion: Mikel Villanueva (56) is proven a yellow card.

Help: Recreation performed behind closed doorways because of the covid-19 pandemic.

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