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After opposing results in the first round, rivals the Primeira Liga Boavista and Pacos de Ferreira will compete against each other on Monday evening at the Estadio do Bessa.
While the hosts suffered a three-goal defeat at the start of their season, Pacos contributed to their good win on matchday one with victory in Europe.
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After Boavista finished 13th in the top Portuguese league last season – and 12th the previous season – Boavista has recently moved into mid-table.
With two goals behind within the first half hour of their 2021/22 league season, they finally returned home with a 3-0 defeat against Gil Vicente Fran NavarroThe home side’s double helped them achieve success, which reflected their dominance in possession.
After Os Axadrezados had previously won both Taca de Liga games – against Maritimo and Portimonense – hopes had been raised to advance to the third round of the group stage, but they were unable to maintain that momentum until last Monday’s game.
Teenage forward Tiago Morais came to the fore during Boavista’s Cup matches after making his first senior appearance at the age of 17 years and 3 months last December – the club’s youngest Primeira Liga debutant. As a product of the youth system, which also spent some time in Benfica’s acclaimed academy, Morais scored both goals in the 2-0 win over Portimonense and started again at Gil Vicente; stationed on the right flank.
In the absence of last season’s loaner star Angel Gomes – who has returned to Lille after a successful period in Porto – has recently been appointed head coach Joao Pedro Sousa will surely hope for more inspiration from his exciting starlet on Monday.
Despite the home advantage, Boavista is likely to be considered an underdog before Pacos de Ferreira’s visit, as the away team ended up as “the best of the others” behind Portugal’s established top 4 last season.
Building on this excellent fifth place, Pacos boss could prove to be a challenge Jorge Simaothat of. take over Pepa Earlier this summer, despite being relegated to the Belgian club Mouscron just a few weeks earlier.
However, European progress would be a welcome highlight for the up-and-coming team, and with the 4-1 aggregate win over Larne mid-week, Tottenham Hotspur created a glamorous duel in the playoffs of the new UEFA Europa Conference League.
Os Castores had previously taken penalties against Gil Vicente in the second round of the Taca da Liga, while they got off to a flying start to the league season with a 2-0 win against Famalicao last weekend.
Goals from Lucas Silva and Nuno Santos Pacos earned three points on home soil at the beginning of the second half and now wants to compensate for the recent failure against the opponent on Monday evening. Before the game, they hadn’t won any of their last five games with Boavista; including the 2-0 defeat on their last trip to the Estadio do Bessa in April.
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Joao Pedro Sousa can now benefit from news that FIFA lifted sanctions on Boavista, which prevented the club from registering new signings, but Monday’s game could come early for a recent takeover Rodrigo Abascal – a Uruguayan central defender – makes his debut in the Primeira Liga.
Alireza Beiranvand, Filipe Ferreira and Kenji Gorre are among the men who are now available due to the decision during the US internationals Reggie cannon has just returned to Portugal after winning the Gold Cup with his country and could play as a right-back. Promoted Tiago Morais should keep his place on the same flank while Yanis Hamache is expected to be used as a left-back after the departure of Ricardo mangas to Bordeaux.
In the meantime, Pacos is likely to make changes from her midweek trip to Larne and perhaps return to the 4-3-3 line-up that led her to success against Famalicao.
Lucas Silva hit the net against Fama and should therefore start in the attack alongside the promising newcomer Denilsonwho recently arrived from Atletico Mineiro. The couple’s Brazilian compatriot, Douglas TanqueHe was surprisingly left out last time, speculation about his future continues.
Another new boy Rui PiresHe could make his first start in midfield but is a regular goalkeeper Jordi will fail again due to injury, with André Ferreira to be represented again.
Boavista possible starting line-up:
Beiranvand; Cannon, Garcia, Porozo, Hamache; Morais, Perez, Reymao, Santos; Pissed off, Njie
Pacos de Ferreira possible starting line-up:
Ferreira; Fonseca, Baixinho, Maracas, V. Antunes; Santos, Carlos, Pires; Delgado, Silva, Denilson
Probability: Boavista 1-2 Pacos de Ferreira
Pacos is set to win on Monday as they got off to a positive start to the new season, while Boavista is just emerging from the uncertainty of a possible transfer suspension and has started slowly.
A range of offensive weapons ensure that visitors can change the dynamics of the game even if it doesn’t work in their favor.