William Jebor scores first goal as Rio Ave lose to Braga in Portuguese Cup
Braga previously won the first leg of the semi-final 3-0, a fixture Ahmed Hassan ‘Koka’ did not play a part in. Koka also did not feature for his club on Thursday night due to the injury he suffered a few weeks back, instead, spearheading Rio Ave’s attack was former Egyptian Premier League top goalscorer William Jebor.
Portuguese international Eder scored the game’s first goal just two minutes before the half-time whistle as he scrambled the ball over the line after the hosts failed to clear a corner.
Liberian international and ex-Tala’a El-Gaish striker Jebor, who joined the Portuguese club last summer, scored Rio Ave’s only goal over the course of the both legs. The 23-year-old’s shot initially looked to be save by Braga’s goalkeeper Stanislav Kritsyuk, however, the ball bounced past the keeper.
Braga, who won the trophy in 1966, have reached the final after a 17-year wait and will face Sporting Lisbon at the old National Stadium on the 31st of May to decide who is to be crowned champions.
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