Farense beats Oliveirense and climbs to 2nd place in the II League

Algarve climbed to second position

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Farense beat Oliveirense by 2-0 and amassed three more points for their “candidate” for the promotion to the I Liga, in a game played today, Sunday, October 30th, at Estádio de São Luís, in Faro.

The Algarve are already in second place in the II Liga ranking table, only behind Moreirense, who have 28 points, seven more than the team from Faro, but also has one more game.

In this afternoon's match, Farense practically won. At 2 minutes, a collective error by the Oliveirense team, following a corner in their favor, allowed Rui Costa to unmark himself and remain isolated, from before the midfield, to the great opponent's area, where, in the face of Ricardo Ribeiro , did not fail.

The game started lively and continued to do so, with opportunities for both sides.

One of the most eye-catching was Cristian Ponde's shot to the crossbar, in the 12th minute. Shortly after, at 16, Rui Costa returned to put the ball in the opponent's goal, but the goal was disallowed for offside, in a move that left many doubts.

Until the end of the first half, Oliveirense forced the keeper of Faro Ricardo was trying hard, but the result did not change.

In the second half, the game started without great opportunities from side to side.

And if the northern team already had the difficult task, it was worse with the expulsion of Rodrigo Borges in the 58th minute, after seeing two yellow cards in the space of five minutes.

Farense's second goal came soon after, in the 60th minute, and was scored by Cláudio Falcão, following a corner hit by Marco Matias.

From here, Farense created several blatant goalscoring opportunities, exploiting their numerical superiority and a two-goal advantage.

In added time, Elves Baldé was very close to 3-0, but he hit the post.

Farense now has 21 points in the II Liga championship, on the 11th round, but with only 10 games played and is in second place, with Benfica B and Porto B (19 points) and Feirense (17 points), in pursuit.