Rio Ave FC received the Leões de Porto Salvo this afternoon and drew 3-3. With this result the two teams continue with the same punctual difference in the league table.
The formation “rioavista” began the match with the following initial 5: Bruno Santos, Lincon, Balão, Cristiano and Simas. Renato Pontes (punished) and Pedro Saura (option) were left out in this match.
In the first half where the two teams tried to reach the goal, it was Rio Ave FC that they managed to achieve through Cristiano (16 ‘). The Lions’ response was ready and drew soon. The “rioavistas” formation reacted well to the conceded goal and returned to the advantage through Rúben Reis (18 ‘). In the final seconds of the first half, and after a Rio Ave’s error, the Lions tie and take the game tied for the break.
In the second half the story was similar. Both teams tried to reach the goal early and it was Rio Ave FC that scored. Cristiano (24 ‘) returned to score and put the “rioavistas” to advantage. Behind the result, Leões de Porto Salvo put the 5 × 4 to miss five minutes to the end and arrive at the equalizer in a shot from a distance.
In the final seconds of the match, Rio Ave FC could have stayed with three points, but Balão hit the post and tie was the end result.
On the next day, Rio Ave FC will travel to the last classified terrain, Vinhais.