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Porto's Moussa Marega quits match over racist abuse at Vitoria Guimaraes

Published on: 16 February 2020

Mali forward Moussa Marega gave fans the thumbs down at Vitoria Guimaraes

Porto forward Moussa Marega walked off mid-way through his side's win at Vitoria Guimaraes, saying he was subjected to racist abuse from fans.

Marega, 28, started to walk towards the dugouts in the 69th minute, nine minutes after scoring what would prove the winner in Porto's 2-1 victory.

He pointed his thumbs down and also raised his middle fingers to the crowd.

Team-mates and opposition players tried to persuade him to stay on, but he was eventually substituted.

"We are a family regardless of nationality, skin colour, hair colour," said Porto boss Sergio Conceicao. "We are human, we deserve respect. What happened here is unfortunate.

"We are completely indignant about what happened. I know the passion that exists for Vitoria and I think most of the fans do not see themselves in the same attitude of some people who have insulted Moussa since the warm-up."

FC Porto's match report on their website described it as "a sad situation that should make the Guimaraes club and Portuguese football blush with shame".

Team-mates including Alex Telles, Sergio Oliveira and Ivan Marcano all tried to stop Marega walking off the pitch, grabbing the Malian player around the waist - but he pushed everyone aside on his way to the tunnel.

Marega spent a season on loan at Vitoria in the 2016-17 campaign, scoring 15 goals in 25 games.

Porto defender Alex Telles tried to prevent Moussa Marega from leaving the pitch

And staff from the dugouts tried to persuade Marega to remain

    Line-ups Match Stats Live Text

Line-ups

Vitória Guimarães

    1Renato de Jesus

    17Sacko

    3VenâncioSubstituted forSousa Silvaat 83'minutes

    2Pereira da Silva

    29Hanin

    7Evangelista Santana de OliveiraSubstituted forBonatiniat 75'minutes

    88Figueiredo Rodrigues

    11Brás André

    23Edwards

    96Duarte da Silva

    8JohnSubstituted forda Luz Pereiraat 76'minutes

Substitutes

    4Bondarenko

    13Bonatini

    27Ouattara

    28Poha

    45Sousa Silva

    56Macedo Silva

    91da Luz Pereira

FC Porto

    32Marchesín

    17JM CoronaSubstituted forNakajimaat 84'minutes

    19Mbemba

    5Marcano

    13Telles

    25OtávioSubstituted forMonteiro Pinto Leiteat 88'minutes

    16Uribe

    27Oliveira

    7Díaz

    20Mendes AndradeBooked at 44mins

    11MaregaBooked at 61minsSubstituted forManafá Jancóat 72'minutes

Substitutes

    4Monteiro Pinto Leite

    8Silva Baró

    9Aboubakar

    10Nakajima

    18Manafá Jancó

    31Meireles Costa

    77Machado Ferreira

Referee:

Luís Godinho

Match Stats

Home TeamVitória GuimarãesAway TeamFC Porto

Possession

Home47%

Away53%

Shots

Home13

Away8

Shots on Target

Home3

Away1

Corners

Home4

Away5

Fouls

Home15

Away15

Live Text

Posted at

Match ends, Vitória Guimarães 1, FC Porto 2.

Full TimePosted at 90'+7'

Second Half ends, Vitória Guimarães 1, FC Porto 2.

Posted at 90'+6'

Attempt missed. Davidson (Vitória Guimarães) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Florent Hanin with a headed pass.

Posted at 90'

Luis Díaz (FC Porto) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at 90'

Foul by Florent Hanin (Vitória Guimarães).

Posted at 89'

Foul by Iván Marcano (FC Porto).

Posted at 89'

João Pedro (Vitória Guimarães) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

SubstitutionPosted at 88'

Substitution, FC Porto. Diogo Leite replaces Otávio.

Posted at 87'

Zé Luís (FC Porto) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Posted at 87'

Foul by Léo Bonatini (Vitória Guimarães).

Posted at 86'

Corner, Vitória Guimarães. Conceded by Wilson Manafá.

SubstitutionPosted at 84'

Substitution, FC Porto. Shoya Nakajima replaces Corona.

SubstitutionPosted at 83'

Substitution, Vitória Guimarães. João Pedro replaces Frederico Venâncio.

Posted at 82'

Attempt missed. Corona (FC Porto) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Otávio.

Posted at 80'

Zé Luís (FC Porto) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 80'

Foul by Pepe (Vitória Guimarães).

Posted at 80'

Foul by Alex Telles (FC Porto).

Posted at 80'

Marcus Edwards (Vitória Guimarães) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at 79'

Attempt missed. Iván Marcano (FC Porto) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Sérgio Oliveira with a cross following a corner.

Posted at 79'

Corner, FC Porto. Conceded by Pedro Henrique.

Posted at 76'

Corner, Vitória Guimarães. Conceded by Iván Marcano.

SubstitutionPosted at 76'

Substitution, Vitória Guimarães. Davidson replaces Ola John.

Posted at 76'

Foul by Zé Luís (FC Porto).

Posted at 76'

André André (Vitória Guimarães) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

SubstitutionPosted at 75'

Substitution, Vitória Guimarães. Léo Bonatini replaces Lucas Evangelista.

SubstitutionPosted at 72'

Substitution, FC Porto. Wilson Manafá replaces Moussa Marega.

Posted at 68'

Corona (FC Porto) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 68'

Foul by Florent Hanin (Vitória Guimarães).

Posted at 67'

Otávio (FC Porto) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at 67'

Foul by André André (Vitória Guimarães).

Posted at 66'

Luis Díaz (FC Porto) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at 66'

Foul by Florent Hanin (Vitória Guimarães).

Posted at 65'

Attempt missed. Florent Hanin (Vitória Guimarães) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ola John.

Posted at 64'

Attempt blocked. Marcus Edwards (Vitória Guimarães) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Posted at 64'

Corner, Vitória Guimarães. Conceded by Corona.

Posted at 62'

Attempt missed. Lucas Evangelista (Vitória Guimarães) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Florent Hanin with a cross.

BookingPosted at 61'

Moussa Marega (FC Porto) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!Posted at 60'

Goal! Vitória Guimarães 1, FC Porto 2. Moussa Marega (FC Porto) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Posted at 58'

Foul by Chancel Mbemba (FC Porto).

Posted at 58'

André André (Vitória Guimarães) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Source: bbc.com

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