On the 3rd of October one of the matches of the Champions League took place. Union (Berlin) and Braga (Portugal) met.
Union ( Berlin) - Braga (Portugal ) - 2:3 (2:1)
Goals: S. Becker (30), S. Becker (37) - Sikou Niakaté (41), Bruma (51), André Castro (90+4)
Warnings: Orta (13), Bonucci (13), Simon Banza (46), Diogo Leite (54), R. Zalazar (72).
Review of the match Union vs Braga:
In an exciting UEFA Champions League match played at Berlin's Olympiastadion, Union Berlin hosted SC Braga. The score was 2-1 in favour of Union at half-time, but Braga ended up winning 3-2. To the disappointment of Union Berlin fans, R. Gosens' goal was cancelled in the 4th minute due to offside. In the 13th minute, SC Braga player R. Horta received a yellow card, which repeated the fate of L. Bonucci. In the 30th minute, S. Becker, playing for Union Berlin, broke the deadlock in the match, causing the fans to cheer wildly. Just seven minutes later, Becker struck again, increasing the score to 2-0 in favour of Union Berlin. SC Braga were quick to respond, however, and in the 41st minute, S. Niakate struck the opponent's goal. Union Berlin had a slight advantage at half-time, but SC Braga took the lead in the second half. In the 51st minute, Bruma scored a fantastic goal to level the score and put Union Berlin at a disadvantage. In the 54th minute, Union Berlin's D. Leite was cautioned with a yellow card, indicating the physicality of the match.
In the 63rd minute both teams made substitutions: K. Behrens and L. Tusart took the field instead of K. Voland and A. Laidouni respectively. In the 72nd minute, SC Braga player R. Zalazar received a yellow card, which increased the tension in the match. In the 73rd minute, he was replaced by J. Moutinho. Moutinho, while his team-mate C. Borja replaced A. Marin. In the 79th minute, Braga faced a setback when Artur Jorge received a red card, leaving the team with ten men. Union Berlin seized the opportunity and brought J. Haberer into the game in the 81st minute, replacing B. Aaronson. Braga also made changes in the line-up: in the 83rd minute, R. Horta replaced Vitor Carvalho and A. Djalo replaced A. Ruiz. Ruiz. Four minutes before the end of the match, Union Berlin hoped for a draw, but Braga had other plans. In the 90th minute, A. Castro put the ball in the net, sealing the victory for his team. Both Union Berlin and SC Braga showed great football skills, turning the match into an exciting spectacle for the fans. Despite the defeat, Union Berlin fought valiantly for the win, but were stopped by a late surge from SC Braga.
In the next round, the following matches await the rivals: Union vs Napoli, Braga vs Real.
Statistics of the match Union - Braga:
|6||Kicks to the goal||6|
|73%||Accuracy of passes||87%|