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Liga R20| SPORTING 0-2 Benfica, Alvalade, 21.02.2011

No matter what is the form or the table position of both clubs this is THE game of the season for the two classic rivals of Portuguese football.

Our neighbours are clear favourites, not just because of their recent form but also because they simply have a much better and deeper squad than we do - 43.5M Euros more expensive to be precise.

The pressure, as their coach admitted yesterday, is much more on their side. Any result but a win will for them mean the final goodbye to the title. For us even a loss will not change our position in the table. For this reason I expect them to come with everything they've got on top of us from the start and if they can score early we may witness a tragedy. We have everything against us for this one so if we can avoid defeat I will, honestly, be very surprised.

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One more last minute injury to add to our wonderful odds. Our captain Carriço is out of the game.

Rui Patrício
João Pereira - Polga - Torsiglieri - Grimi
André Santos - Pedro Mendes
Yannick Djaló - Matías Fernández - Cristiano
Hélder Postiga


Bench: Tiago, Abel, Nuno André Coelho, Maniche, Zapater, Diogo Salomão and Saleiro.

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Grimi. 4'. Yellow card. Normal.

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15' 0-1 Sálvio, after the 10th bad ball coming from the feet of our keeper.

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The early booking for Grimi didn't allow him to step into that 50-50 with Toto..you always have to be careful but now he didn't even step in. RP with a horrible kick though.

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What's up with the SCP-fans? They're ruining the stadium.

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Great move by Matias who ends up scoring but Postiga who assisted was offside.

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44' Sidnei gets a second yellow after a very ugly foul on Yannick. It was obvious that this game was not going to finish with 22 on the pitch.

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SCP 0-1 SLB at HT

In spite of the bad score I am happy with the attitude our players showed in this first half. It's clear that our squad is inferior but that was really not noticed in these first 45'. Benfica scored from our mistake and inspite of many dangerous crosses coming from the left they haven't really created anything else. We haven't also created any clear goal chances but we've put up a real fight in the midfield with Matias and above all Yannick breaking some chicken kidneys. On the bad side Cristiano was wasting chance after chance and Diogo Salomão should obviously come in on his place asap.

The red card was more than deserved but if the second half will be played at the same rhythm of this first I could bet that it will not be the only one.

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The early booking for Grimi didn't allow him to step into that 50-50 with Toto..you always have to be careful but now he didn't even step in. RP with a horrible kick though.
Grimi is an absolute disgrace of a player. He has a terrible tackle timing, like Scholes x 10 if you see what I mean.

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Unbelievable chance wasted by Sporting now. If this one doesn't get in nothing will. Fantastic Matias.

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Nasty shock of heads between Cristiano and Jardel and the latter, who came in at HT, seems to be going off now.

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oooooooh Postiga almost

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At 63' Gaitan makes 0-2 with a deflected shot. Lucky goal.

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Everything goes against Sporting, it seems..

Saleiro on now.

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Paulo Sérgio, in his usual brilliance, replaces Pedro Mendes by...Saleiro. FFS

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The idiot took 72' to replace the horrible Cristiano by Salomão.








And Maniche comes in for Grimi.

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SCP really lack creativity, especially deep and proper movement.

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Brilliant Salomão.

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SCP 0-2 SLB FT

We didn't play well, as it's been usual this season, we were unlucky, as it's been usual this season, our coach did not read well the game, as it's been usual this season.

One more disappointing performance from a team that is a mirror of what is happening inside the club.

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