The racist insults towards Moussa Marega, who decided to leave the game in the 68th minute, tarnished Porto’s 1-2 victory on Sunday against Vitória de Guimarães, which places him one point behind the leader, Benfica.
It was three minutes of great tension. Marega, who had scored 1-2 on Munuto 61, got fed up and decided to leave the pitch, despite the insistence of both his teammates and rivals.
Racist shouts from the stands of the Vitória de Guimarães were answered by Marega – who played the 2016-2017 campaign in this club – with her thumbs down and taking the path of the changing rooms.
⚽️ The soccer player of Porto Moussa Marega left the playing field because of the racist songs of Guimarães fans, nor could his teammates stop him. We bank you Marega.pic.twitter.com/Lr37DqWwfY
& mdash; J̷o̷r̷g̷e̷ (@buamdenjorge) February 16, 2020
For three minutes the players failed to convince the Malian, while coach Sérgio Conceiçao shouted to the audience “this is a shame,” while many fans, aware of the seriousness of the racist insults, began chanting Marega’s name.
The match was face-to-face for the blue and whites in the 10th minute, after a goal from the Brazilian goalkeeper Douglas Jesus. Another Brazilian, striker Bruno Duarte, signed the boards in 49, although 11 minutes later striker Marega certified the final 1-2.
After Saturday’s defeat of Benfica against Braga, the League is squeezed above, since the incarnates have 54 points, one more than Porto.
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