Two first half goals by Joao Tomas, followed by singles from Kim Dong-Hyan, Matheus Nascimento and Diego Costa, gave Sporting Braga of the Portuguese First Divisiona 5-0 victory over Toronto Supra Portuguese of the Canadian Professional Soccer League’s International Division in an exhibition game played at Lamport Stadium in Toronto Friday night.
Earlier in the evening, Portuguese Second Division team Santa Clara defeated Serbian White Eagles also of the CPSL, by a 2-1 score. Both Santa Clara goals were scored in the first half by Hermes Rodrigues Juniorand Ruben Filipe Costa Rodrigues for a 2-0 halftime score. Gabrielle Pop scored the lone goal for Serbian White Eagles in the second half.
The two games are part of a four-game series of friendlies to be played with the visitors this weekend, the remaining two games to go at Lamport Stadium on Sunday when Toronto Supra Portuguese and Serbian White Eagles meet at to be followed byBraga vs. Santa Clara at
Sporting Braga attracted wide attention during the Portuguese season just ended with a strong bid for the top division title, ending the season in fourth position.