Primeira Liga

Primeira Liga: Joao Teixeira takes Vitoria to seventh heaven

The former Liverpool midfielder was sublime as Famalicao were demolished 7-0 at home

 
12:54pm on Monday 10th February 2020
By
Martin Macdonald
João Teixeira
M (L), AM (C) - Vitória SC - 27 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
80'
10
Feb 8, 2020
80Minutes played
2Goals
1Assists
5Total shots
9Final third passes
2Dribbles
15Passes completed
44Touches

Joao Teixeira may only have completed 15 passes in Vitoria's huge win this week, but most of them were meaningful.

He scored two goals, assisted another, and played a fantastic part in another in what was an outstanding performance.

For his first goal, he took advantage of a poor touch from an opponent to steal possession 25 yards out, steady himself, and lash a low strike across goal into the bottom corner. His second was even better, as he ran through on goal to confidently dance a dribble around the goalkeeper before slotting home.

The goal to make it six was neither scored nor assisted by the Portuguese, but his incredibly clever dummy before the ball reached Davidson da Luz took a couple of defenders out of the game in the box.

He would eventually record an assist, though, and it was a via another lovely piece of skill as he flicked a pass in behind the Famalicao defence for Marcus Edwards to score.

27 yrs - M (L), AM (C) - Vitória SC
69
Defending
Creative
Passing
Attacking
Shooting
Decisive
Aerials
Physical
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962
Played matches
15
4
2
Shots P90
2.43
Shots On target P90
0.75
Successful passing %
76%
Final third passes P90
14.77

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