Alecsandro is worth a third of Sporting's goals
He participated directly in six of the Lions' goals so far.
The Brazilian striker is already the best scorer of Sporting (3 goals together with Nani), revealing himself to be very useful in the offensive actions - and not only for the goals scored.
by António Bernardino
Transl. from O Jogo
"The function of a forward is to score goals, but the most important is that our team can win" - the sentence was told by Alecsandro, on an interview to 'O Jogo'. Not being exactly new, it illustrates well the work that the number 19 has been doing in Sporting, as, besides having scored three goals, he had direct intervention in three other of the 18 scored so far by the team in 13 official matches. In conclusion, "Alecs" interfered in 33,3% of the offensive production of the Lions.
After nine rounds of the Portuguese League, the ex-forward of Cruzeiro is already the best scorer of the Lions in the tournament, but his usefulness goes beyond his finishing skills. To the three scoring shots in the League, "Alecs" adds still one goal assist - in the game with Leiria, he served Nani. On Monday, against Braga, he had a decisive action on Luís Filipe's own goal and...still in the move where the ball, touched by the last time, by Nem's head, ended up inside Braga's goal (2-0). The goal was given, by the 4th official, to "Alecs", but it is probable that the League will rectify it and decides to consider an own goal by Nem.
Revealing an interesting coordination with Liedson, Alecsandro brings power and mobility to the Lions frontline, bringing, still, more technical capacity to it.
During the reception to the arsenalists of Braga, he was determinant on the Lions' victory, scoring a goal and involving himself in the other two. Furthermore, that match showed his usefulness in the air, a detail that broadens his options when it comes to score.
With his level of trust on a high - he scored in two consecutive rounds -, he is two goals away from the record that he left in the current edition of the Brasileirão (5), where he is still the third best striker of the Brazilian team in that tournament, only passed by Élber (6) and Wagner (11).
Not changing his football shoes when he scores goals, he only needs to get the right pair of those to use in the Champions League, where he still did not find the back of the net.
3 Goals in the League
In seven games for the League, Alecsandro scored already three goals, making of Aves, Beira-Mar and Braga the first victims of his scoring power.
1 Assist to Nani
Apart from dominating the art of scoring goals, he already revealed a capacity to create: he assisted Nani for the first goal against Leiria.
557 minutes played
Adding the games of the Portuguese League and the Champions League (11), he was used during 557 minutes, showing to be very useful to the team.