Teams: Benfica; Portugal
Benfica - Sporting
Benfica wins this one with a late goal by David luiz, who was simply a monster all game long. He was in charge of keeping Liedson in his pocket and did so masterfully. Just love the kids attitude, spanking Liedson every chance he got. Then topped it all off with a great goal from a Manny set piece.
Good, well contested game with worthy matchups all over the field. Moutinho and Manny, Manny and... well, Manny and practically the entire Sporting midfield. It was fun to watch.
All in all, Benfica were the deserved winners, Sporting rarely threatened and benfica had a previous blatant opportunity to hit first. but for 99% of the time, this game was contested in the midfield, with Veloso and Manny doing most of the contesting for each respecctive side - a far cry from last season's friendly where Sporting was clearly more athletic and younger than Benfica. Tonight, the matchups were worth the price of admission.