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Braga beats Heerenveen 2-1 in UEFA Cup

Braga beats Heerenveen 2-1 in UEFA Cup

Renteria and Luis Aguair scored Thursday to give Braga a 2-1 win over SC Heerenveen and a spot in the next phase of the UEFA Cup.
Gerald Sibon scored with a 25-meter free kick to put Heerenveen in front in the 19th minute. Renteria headed Albert Meyong's cross in the 35th for Braga's equalizer before Luis Aguair curled in the winner in the 55th.
Braga is third in Group E with six points, three behind leader Wolfsburg and one back from AC Milan.
Heerenveen, seeking its first group win, created a few chances in the first half, failing to double the lead in the 33rd when Paulo Henrique's powerful header off Roy Beerens' cross was saved by goalkeeper Eduardo.
Christian Grindheim narrowly missed for Heerenveen with a long-range shot in the 52rd. He also had a close-range effort blocked by Eduardo in injury time.


Updated : 2021-10-20 14:12 GMT+08:00