Teams: SPORTING CP & Portugal NT
Eventful last minute of added time in the game. The ref invents a freekick against us very close to our box, their keeper comes upfront trying to imitate Rui against Twente, our defence launches a counter and Angulo, with Liedson completely unmarked, tries the lob on the deserted goal but misses it.
Ventspils 1-2 SPORTING FT
A poor second half from our side, with more of the same regarding the last few matches.
Ventspils showed in this last 45' that they were clearly the best side we've played so far in this group. Nevertheless we should have won this one in a much more relaxed way but what counts now is that we are now top of the group with 9/9 points whereas the 2nd placed team, Heerenveen has 4, and Ventspils 3.
With this result Paulo Bento equalled a record that was already his: Sporting had its 7th consecutive game in Europe without losing.
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
Last edited by Filipe Reis; October 22nd, 2009 at 22:12.