Sporting Braga 2-1 Malmö: Visitors unable to get win at Braga Municipal

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Malmö succumbed to an away defeat against Sporting Braga at Braga Municipal on Thursday. Both Sporting Braga and Malmö came from defeats in their previous league games. Sporting Braga arrived at the match looking to pick up more points after losing their last match 1-0 to Union Berlin while Malmö had lost their previous match against Union Saint-Gilloise. Following this match, Sporting Braga and Malmö are 3rd (10 points) and 4th (0 points) in the final table respectively, after a total of 6 matches.

Sporting Braga found the net first, with a goal from Ricardo Horta on the 36 minute mark, finishing the first half 1-0.

Sporting Braga started the second half with renewed vigour, when Alvaro Djalo found the net in the 54th minute. Malmö in turn, then responded, 77 minutes in, grabbing the lead with an effort from Patriot Sejdiu. The match ended with a 2-1 win for Sporting Braga.

Substitutions for Sporting Braga included Alvaro Djalo, Hernani Infande, Uros Racic, Diego Lainez and Cristian Borja for Abel Ruiz, Rodrigo Gomes, Al Musrati, Ricardo Horta and Nuno Sequeira, respectively. Malmö brought on Isaac Thelin, Patriot Sejdiu and Sergio Pena, to replace Ola Toivonen, Mohamed Buya and Erdal Rakip.

There were bookings for Paulo Oliveira and Hernani Infande from Sporting Braga. For Malmö, Matej Chalus saw yellow.

Technical card:
Sporting Braga:Matheus Magalhaes, Victor Gomez, Vitor Tormena, Paulo Oliveira, Nuno Sequeira (Cristian Borja, min.79), Rodrigo Gomes (Hernani Infande, min.59), Andre Castro, Al Musrati (Uros Racic, min.59), Simon Banza, Abel Ruiz (Alvaro Djalo, min.46) and Ricardo Horta (Diego Lainez, min.74)
Malmö:Johan Dahlin, Matej Chalus, Denis Hadzikadunic, Felix Beijmo, Romain Gall, Erdal Rakip (Sergio Pena, min.74), Hugo Larsson, Soren Rieks, Mohamed Buya (Patriot Sejdiu, min.62), Ola Toivonen (Isaac Thelin, min.61) and Anders Christiansen
Stadium:Braga Municipal
Goals:Ricardo Horta (1-0, min. 36), Alvaro Djalo (2-0, min. 54) and Patriot Sejdiu (2-1, min. 77)