LIVESTREAM – Portuguese semifinals – Portuscale Dragons v. Braga Warriors, Sat. April 14 5p (6p CET, 12 noon EST)

The undefeated Portuscale Dragons (10-0) will take on the 5-6 Braga Warriors in the semifinal of the Portuguese League of American Football Saturday, April 14 in Paredes, Portugal.

This is the first season in the league for Portuscale although the nucleus of the team was formed from the Maia Renegades who folded after reaching the final in 2017.

The Dragons as the top team in the PLFA North division and defeated the Warriors both times they faced them in the regular season, 49-12 and 42-7. Braga qualified for the semifinals by downing the Lisboa Navigators 17-13 in a wild card playoff last weekend.

Portuscale averaged 40.5 points a game during the regular season while allowing only 9.9. The Warriors on the other hand, gave up 275 points in five games, although in the playoff win against the Navigators they improved.

The Dragons offense is led by quarterback, #9 Awal Umaru. Running backs Carlos Matos #30 and Luis Pinto #45 will share the load.

In last week’s upset win over the Navigators, Warriors running back Miguel Oliveira was superb, scoring both touchdowns and will again be a factor. Braga’s defense could surprise after holding the number four offense in the country to just 13 points last week.


Watch the game live here. Portuscale Dragons v. Braga Warriors, Sat. April 14, 5p (6p CEt, 12 noon EST)


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