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PL R7: SPORTING 3-0 Vit. Guimarães; Alvalade, 06.10.2007

For the third time in the space of two and a half months we are facing Vitória de Guimarães. On the two previous occasions we were unable to score against them during the 90' but we also kept two clean sheets: 0-0 on a friendly in Albufeira and 0-0 in Guimarães for the League Cup. This means that for the first time we will face them in Alvalade and I think that will make a difference in our favour.

Sporting showed to be in a good moment in this terrible match streak of September. In spite of the bad result against Setúbal, we've managed to go through in the League Cup, we've grabbed a point away against one of our two main rivals (in a game where we could have won) and we won our first 3 points in the CL this season in Kiev.

Historically, Sporting hosted Vitória de Guimarães for the League 63 times. We've won 46, drawn 11 and lost only 6 times.

Here is the list of players called by Paulo Bento for the game that will take place tomorrow, Saturday at 21h30 CET in Alvalade:

Goalkeepers: Stojkovic and Tiago;

Defenders: Abel, Tonel, Anderson Polga, Tonel, Marian Had and Ronny;

Midfielders: Miguel Veloso, Paredes, João Moutinho, Farnerud, Izmailov, Vukcevic, Celsinho and Romagnoli;

Forwards: Liedson, Purovic and Yannick Djaló.

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Official line-up for the game starting in 5':

Stojkovic
Abel - Tonel - Polga - Ronny
Miguel Veloso
João Moutinho - Vukcevic
Romagnoli
Liedson - Yannick Djaló

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0-0 HT

Very poor first half on par to the one we've played against the other Vitória from Setúbal. Guimarães is a very good team and they know well what to do to counter our game but our lack of inspiration is the main factor for this score. Let's hope that just like against Setúbal we will come into the 2nd half with another attitude.

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Paulo Bento as usual risking when it's needed...

Purovic IN for Ronny
Izmailov IN for Djaló

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLOOOO!!!!!! Izmailov!!!

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Lovely pass by El Pipi Romagnoli (MoM so far!) and a lovely chip by the Russian

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLOOO!!!! Izmailov...again!

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Now it's our turn to be helped by the f*ckin' grass

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Polga is slightly injured and his replaced by Marian Had. Miguel Veloso goes to CB on his third different positioning in this game.

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we are now playing like this:

Stojkovic
Abel - Tonel - M.Veloso - M.Had
J.Moutinho
Izmailov - Vukcevic
Romagnoli
Liedson - Purovic

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Tonel!!! 3-0

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Paulo Bento once again was brave and intelligent enough to change things when necessary. Izmailov brought the spark that was missing in the 1st half and the quality of our players did the rest.

Romagnoli with 3 (!) goal assists was for me the man of the match.

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2007/08 Portuguese League
Round 7

Saturday, 6 October 2007 (20h30 local time)
Estádio José Alvalade, Lisboa (31,099 att.)
Ref: Jorge Sousa [AF Porto]


SPORTING 3-0 Vitória de Guimarães
[Izmailov 60', 69', Tonel 85']

SPORTING
Stojkovic
Abel - Tonel - Polga
(Marian Had 76') - Ronny (Izmailov HT)
Miguel Veloso
João Moutinho - Vukcevic

Romagnoli
Yannick Djaló
(Purovic HT) - Liedson

Subs not used: Tiago, Paredes, Farnerud, Celsinho.
Coach: Paulo Bento


Vitória de Guimarães
Nilson
Andrézinho - Sereno - Geromel - Luciano Amaral
Flávio Meireles (Rabiola 70')
João Alves - Desmarets
Carlitos (Mrdakovic 64') - Ghilas - Alan

Subs not used: Sérginho, Radanovic, Momha, Moreno, Tiago Ronaldo.
Coach: Manuel Cajuda

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Booked: Sereno (VSC 14'), Izmailov (SCP 63'), Miguel Veloso (SCP 79'), João Moutinho (SCP 88').
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Romagnoli is in tremendous form right now, he's playing excellent. Great to see Tonel getting forward and being a presence offensively as well. Good performance by Sporting, an enjoyable game to watch this weekend. More than I can say of the Benfica-Leiria or Porto-Academica games.

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Romagnoli is in tremendous form right now, he's playing excellent. Great to see Tonel getting forward and being a presence offensively as well. Good performance by Sporting, an enjoyable game to watch this weekend. More than I can say of the Benfica-Leiria or Porto-Academica games.
I'm glad that you mention it because that is exactly what I was going to say to start my comments on the game.

I don't think that Sporting played that well but our 2nd half was better than both Porto's and Benfica's games put together.

It was an irritating first half and that had a lot to do with the fact that Guimarães really came to this match in order to fight for winning it and not only to keep a draw. I find that really positive from them and they just couldn't make it because we do have better players individually that ended up solving the match in our favour.

As you've said Romagnoli (MoM for me) is now confirming why was he one of the brightest hopes of Argentinian football. He is now a stronger player, physically, than when he arrived at Alvalade, and that linked with his natural skills and great vision are giving him the chance to become the reference that we were hoping to have in the number 10 position.


Of course that Izmailov should also be mentioned because it was his entry that ended up deciding the match. When inspired he is a lethal player capable of deciding matches and we do need that very much.

I also liked very much the way Miguel Veloso played (in all positions), Moutinho (of course) and also Liedson, who in spite of missing a sitter was one of the main responsible for the change of attitude of the team in the 2nd half.

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highlights of the game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHX-LcjcGTc

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