Ten-man Braga keep last-16 hopes alive with Union draw

Ten-man Braga came from a goal down to draw 1-1 at home with Union Berlin in Champions League Group C on Wednesday to keep alive their hopes of reaching the last 16.

Midfielder Robin Gosens gave Union the lead three minutes before halftime when he sent a low shot past Braga keeper Matheus before the hosts levelled through Alvaro Djalo after the break with an unstoppable shot into the roof of the net.

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The Portuguese side were left with 10 men after the half-hour mark when Union forward Kevin Behrens was fouled by Sikou Niakate, who was initially shown a yellow card that was upgraded to a red following a VAR review.

Braga, third in the standings with four points, can still finish in the top two if they beat second-placed Napoli by more than one goal in the final game next month. The Italian champions won 2-1 in Portugal.

Leaders Real Madrid, who had already clinched a last-16 spot, top the group with 15 points following a 4-2 win over Napoli. Union are bottom on two points.