Teams: SPORTING CP & Portugal NT
FCP 3-2 SCP FT
A very fine game from both sides with Sporting playing way above what we did for 90% of this season. In spite of playing against the team that completely dominated the league this season we were really far from being outplayed even if Rui Patrício was indeed the man of the Match. Nevertheless we could have also scored more than two goals tonight but all in all the score is fair.
Apart from Rui, our best players were Evaldo, who had probably his best game for us since he came from Braga, André Santos, who did not lose the central midfield battle with Moutinho and Matías, who is showing in this final part of the season how good he can be if he is not stuck tactically to places where he should never be forced to play.
The 3rd place is not only in our hands now but if we keep this attitude I am sure we will get it.
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”