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Braga put three past Portsmouth

Published: Friday 24 October 2008, 0.53CET
SC Braga 3-0 Portsmouth FC
The English FA Cup holders were no match for the Portuguese hosts whose supremacy was sealed by goals from Luis Aguiar, Renteria and Alan.
Braga put three past Portsmouth
Luis Aguiar runs past Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp as he celebrates his goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BragaPortsmouth

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target5
 
3
Attempts off target6
 
3
Corners3
 
7
Offsides1
 
4
Fouls committed10
 
17
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Friday 24 October 2008, 0.53CET

Braga put three past Portsmouth

SC Braga 3-0 Portsmouth FC
The English FA Cup holders were no match for the Portuguese hosts whose supremacy was sealed by goals from Luis Aguiar, Renteria and Alan.

SC Braga are off to a flying start in UEFA Cup Group E thanks to a comfortable win against Portsmouth FC.

Braga triumph
Portsmouth are participating in their maiden European campaign and began the competition by knocking out Vitória SC. But while Braga are below their domestic rivals in the Portuguese Liga table, they got the better of England's FA Cup holders courtesy of Luis Aguiar's early free-kick and strikes at either end of the second half by Renteria and Alan.

Superb free-kick
Braga's team has a strong South American influence and it was a Uruguayan who broke the deadlock on eight minutes – Luis Aguiar's 25-metre free-kick swerving past the helpless David James. Portsmouth looked to respond as Peter Crouch's lob sent Jermain Defoe clear but the England forward shot straight at Eduardo. Crouch had earlier headed Glen Little's free-kick too high, yet Braga were clearly in the ascendancy with Sol Campbell and Sylvain Distin having to do some desperate defending.

Second goal
Vandinho warmed James's hands with another stinging strike from distance and Campbell nodded over his own bar from another Luis Aguiar free-kick. Then, 90 seconds after the interval, Colombian striker Renteria doubled the lead, timing his run perfectly to nip through the centre of Portsmouth's back line and finish coolly after a smart link-up between Albert Meyong and the busy Luis Aguiar.

Clincher
The Premier League outfit had the ball in the net themselves just before the hour when Crouch's header went in off the body of defender Evaldo after goalkeeper Eduardo fumbled, but a flag was raised for offside. And as time ran out Brazilian attacker Alan scored the third from close range. Portsmouth now have a month to recover before AC Milan visit Fratton Park; Braga go to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on 6 November.

Last updated: 24/10/08 0.50CET

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Lineups

braga

Braga

portsmouth

Portsmouth

1
EduardoEduardo (GK)
1
JamesDavid James (GK)
17
FrechautFrechaut (C)
23
CampbellSol Campbell (C)
5
MoisésMoisés
16
PamarotNoë Pamarot
Yellow Card75
2
Alberto RodríguezAlberto Rodríguez
30
TraoréArmand Traoré
Substitution62
6
EvaldoEvaldo
15
DistinSylvain Distin
88
VandinhoVandinho
Substitution86
28
DavisSean Davis
30
AlanAlan
Goal87
8
DiopPapa Bouba Diop
Yellow Card7
99
MatheusMatheus
Substitution63
7
HreidarssonHermann Hreidarsson
Substitution46
22
AguiarLuis Aguiar
Goal8
25
LittleGlen Little
Substitution21
18
RenteriaRenteria
Goal46
Yellow Card55
Substitution83
14
DefoeJermain Defoe
19
MeyongAlbert Meyong
9
CrouchPeter Crouch
Yellow Card22

Substitutes

24
Mário FelgueirasMário Felgueiras (GK)
21
AshdownJamie Ashdown (GK)
7
MossoróMossoró
17
UtakaJohn Utaka
Substitution21
9
Paulo CésarPaulo César
Substitution86
18
MvuembaArnold Mvuemba
10
JorginhoJorginho
22
HughesRichard Hughes
13
StélvioStélvio
Substitution83
27
KanuNwankwo Kanu
Substitution62
21
César PeixotoCésar Peixoto
Substitution63
39
BelhadjNadir Belhadj
Substitution46
Yellow Card78
47
João PereiraJoão Pereira
35
WilsonMarc Wilson

Coach

Jorge Jesus (POR) Harry Redknapp (ENG)

Referee

Darko Čeferin (SVN)

Assistant referees

Andrej Kokolj (SVN), Milan Kogej (SVN)

Fourth official

Matjaz Bohinc (SVN)

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