Teams: Sport Lisboa e Benfica
Ui Ui Ui, I come back here and see the usual suspects..... first things first, we played better than Maritimo but couldn't put the game away, silly mistakes, consecutive games letting goals in and a team that didn't seem sure of itself still dealing with last year's ghosts, tough start.
Dominated the game, 2 shots, one goes in. Bench comes in and does well. Our wingers are horrible crossers, Salvio as good as he is not a guy that goes down the line and puts the ball in the perfect spot for someone to tap in, Sulejmani on the other hand showed that he can cross very well, Markovic..... Beast so far, hope he keeps it up.
Sporting came on top of us as expected, played very well and pressured high, that calls for a lot of physical demand which showed in the second half, goal shouldn't have been allowed but it was close and the bad call is accepted, Markovic shows that he's in very good form and creates two good chances, Patricio does a great job on the first but could not stop our prodigy on the second.
PK on Cardozo should have been called as well since contact is to be expected but Mauricio hugged the Paraguayan locking fingers lol, bad call in my opinion.
Montero, good little rat, saw him play in the MLS, looks like you found a subfor Liedson, congrats.
In the end i felt that we could have done more but a tie in the Derby when the other team was perfect isn't that bad.
Sporting overall, BDC has been doing an excellent job getting rid of the evil caused by previous presidents but I'm afraid that i do not see your squad as a title contender, perhaps a good 3rd place finish because both Benfica and Porto have better squads, 3rd place will get you into CL territory which means a lot of $$$$$
Porto: New season, new foul outside the box for a penalty, Jackson pushing the defender and heading in the ball, seems like you're 100% in stride and playing to your full capabilities.
Overall i still think we have the best team on paper, hope that we can put this new Serbian "Feijao" at 6, move Matic to 8, Enzo to the Wing and be ok with Salvio's injury.
Oblak and Bruma = failed attempt from their reps to make money, these guys should be banned from the sport, I just don't know why.
Porto will lose points, we just need to start playing like we can, Cortez is a joke defending btw.