II League: Casa Pia wins in the fight for the ascent, Ac. Viseu guarantees maintenance

Casa Pia received and defeated Vilafranquense by 2-1, at Estádio Pina Manique, in the match between 33rd round of the Portuguese 2nd Football League. A triumph that allows the geese to assert themselves in the fight for the climb to the last and, at the same time, postpones the possible promotion of Rio Ave this Saturday and puts pressure on Desportivo de Chaves, which does not enter in play only on Sunday.

Leonardo Lelo advanced Casa Pia in the 40th minute, he would score an own goal for the 1-1 in the 53rd minute, but Savior Godwin appeared soon after to be decisive, with the 2-1 in the 58th minute .

With this result, Casa Pia climbs, on condition, to second place, with 65 points. It remains two miles from Rio Ave, which has 67, after the victory of this Saturday in Covilhã. Chaves, who has 63 points and a game less, enters the field with the reception of Estela on Sunday.

In training, and even if Chaves wins on Sunday and scores 66 points, Casa Pia is one victory away – far against Leixões in the last lap – from coming back, given that there is a Rio Ave-Chaves in the last lap .

At the same time, in Choupana, Famana Quizera was the hero of Académico de Viseu, who won 2-1 against Nacional and ensured the maintenance. Quizera scored in the 6th and 37th minutes, earning his brace in the end, before João Camacho’s goal reduced him in the 88th minute, following the dismissal of the visitors’ goalkeeper, Domen Gril (84m).

Académico reaches 37 points and is safe from relegation, just like Sporting da Covilhã, 16th instead of playoffsretained the 33 points with the loss on Saturday.

At the start of the day, FC Porto B and Leixões won away against Penafiel and Mafra respectively.

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