Malmö 0 – Sporting Braga 2: Visitors ecstatic after win at Stadion

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Malmö open Europa League Group Stage season with a defeat against Sporting Braga. Today’s result, Malmö and Sporting Braga currently occupy 4th and 1st spots in the table, with 0 points and 3 points respectively after 1 match.

It was an impressive opening from Sporting Braga, when Bruno Rodrigues found the net on the 30 minute mark, finishing the first half 1-0.

Sporting Braga continued to apply pressure in the second period, when Ricardo Horta found the net in the 70th minute, leaving the final score at 2-0.

Substitutions for Malmö included Mohamed Buya, Ola Toivonen, Sergio Pena, Joseph Ceesay and Jonas Knudsen for Erdal Rakip, Isaac Thelin, Oscar Lewicki, Felix Beijmo and Martin Olsson, respectively. Sporting Braga brought on Alvaro Djalo, Uros Racic, Rodrigo Gomes, Andre Castro and Cristian Borja for Vítor Carvalho, Andre Horta, Diego Lainez, Ricardo Horta and Nuno Sequeira.

There were bookings for Erdal Rakip, Martin Olsson, Mohamed Buya, Niklas Moisander and Jonas Knudsen from Malmö, and Vítor Carvalho and Nuno Sequeira, for Sporting Braga.

In the second round of action in the Europa League Group Stage Malmö will play against Union Saint-Gilloise away and Sporting Braga will play against Union Berlin at home.

Technical card:
Malmö:Ismael Diawara, Lasse Nielsen, Denis Hadzikadunic, Niklas Moisander, Felix Beijmo (Joseph Ceesay, min.56), Anders Christiansen, Oscar Lewicki (Sergio Pena, min.46), Martin Olsson (Jonas Knudsen, min.88), Erdal Rakip (Mohamed Buya, min.25), Isaac Thelin (Ola Toivonen, min.46) and Jo Inge Berget
Sporting Braga:Matheus Magalhaes, Fabiano, Bruno Rodrigues, Paulo Oliveira, Nuno Sequeira (Cristian Borja, min.85), Al Musrati, Andre Horta (Uros Racic, min.73), Diego Lainez (Rodrigo Gomes, min.74), Abel Ruiz, Vítor Carvalho (Alvaro Djalo, min.61) and Ricardo Horta (Andre Castro, min.85)
Goals:Bruno Rodrigues (0-1, min. 30) and Ricardo Horta (0-2, min. 70)