Braga sent a strong message in the first leg of the Portuguese Cup semi-finals with a resounding 5-0 victory over Club Nacional, with Simon Panza as the hero. The Congolese striker scored two goals in the 76th and 91st minutes, and provided two assists in the 25th and 43rd minutes, which helped his team take control.
Banza, nicknamed the “Congolese Tiger”, played the whole match and was the catalyst for Braga’s attack. This impressive performance comes on top of his already successful season, in which he played 1,989 minutes, scoring 13 goals and five assists in 38 out of a possible 43 Liga Portugal Bwin matches.
The match was a real spectacle for Braga, who showed his superiority from the start by scoring quickly thanks to Panza’s assists. CD Nacional struggled to contain Braga’s relentless attack and ended up conceding five goals, the last two scored by Banza late in the game, as Braga secured a crushing victory.
With this convincing win away from home, Braga advanced comfortably before reaching the second leg of the Portuguese Cup semi-final. They are well positioned to qualify for the final and continue their quest for the prestigious title.
Braga’s next challenge will be in the Portuguese First Division Bowen, where he will face Gil Vicente in the 28th round. The match is scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 16, 2023 at 6:00 pm Kinshasa DRC time and 7:00 pm Lubumbashi time. Braga will be looking to keep their momentum going after that impressive win in the Portuguese Cup and continue fighting for the Liga Portugal Bwin title.
The Municipal Stadium in Braga will be the stage for this upcoming encounter, and Banza and Braga fans can’t wait to see their team in action. With Banza in scintillating form and Braga playing with confidence, fans are optimistic about another title-winning performance from their side in the upcoming matches.