Borja and Braga continue to hope to qualify for the Champions League

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Borja and Braga continue to hope to qualify for the Champions League

Cristian Borja is excited about the Champions League. The full-back of the Colombian National Team, who had a good performance in the group stage of the continental tournament, started in the 1-1 draw against Unión Berlin which forced the Portuguese team to beat Napoli on the last day of the match, for more than one goal. , to qualify for the round of 16. Robin Gosens opened the scoring for the visit and Álvaro Djaló declared the final 1-1.

Cristian Borja is a fundamental part of the Sporting Braga scheme. The Colombian owns the left lane and is one of the main offensive weapons of those led by Artur Jorge. Against Unión Berlin, he was one of the most prominent in the local team and, with the dismissal of Niakaté, He took on a more defensive role to give his team more balance.

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How was Cristian Borja’s game against Unión Berlin?

From the beginning of the game, Borja suggested 1v1 with Josip Juranović and looked, often in conjunction with Ricardo Horta and Rodrigo Zalazar, to attack the spaces left by the Germans on the left. In addition, in defense, he was confident against Kevin Volland and did not struggle. Sikou Niakaté, after a heavy foul, was sent off in the 31st minute.

In the 59′, the winger made one of the most obvious choices of the second half: a good play on the left, which ended with an assist for Horta, who, after avoiding his mark, finished a little target. Sporting Braga, despite the small man, He continued to attack and almost secured the victory at the Municipal Stadium.

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With this result and the tie between Real Madrid – Napoli, the Colombian team is in third position in group C and partially qualified for the Europa League. On the last date, they have to visit the Diego Armando Maradona stadium and, if they win by more than 2 goals, they match their way to the next round.

Changes

Serdar Saatçi (35′, Vitor Carvalho), Janik Haberer (61′, Lucas Tousart), David Datro Fofana (61′, Kevin Behrens), Abel Ruiz (67′, Simon Banza), Alex King (77′, Aïssa Laïdouni), Brendan Aaronson (78′, Rani Khedira), Joe Mendes (81′, Víctor Gómez), Roger Fernandes (81′, Álvaro Djaló), Andre Horta (81′, Rodrigo Zalazar)

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Goals

0-1, 41′: Robin Gosens1-1, 50′: Alvaro Djaló

Cards

Referee: Clément Turpin
Referee VAR: Willy Delajod, Stuart Attwell
bones (2′, Yellow) Sikou Niakate (30′, Red) Victor Gomez (32′, Yellow) Lucas Tousart (38′, Yellow) Rodrigo Zalazar (45′, Yellow) Bonucci (48′, Yellow) Rani Khedira (53′, Yellow) Torres Gomes Araújo Amorim (92′, Yellow)

classifications

Group C PT PJ PG PE PP

1 15 5 5 0 0
2 7 5 2 1 2
3 4 5 1 1 3
4 2 5 0 2 3

Group C PT PJ PG PE PP

1 15 5 5 0 0
2 7 5 2 1 2
3 4 5 1 1 3
4 2 5 0 2 3