Teams: SPORTING CP & Portugal NT
0-0 at HT
A first half that went exactly as expected. Sporting had 73% of ball possession, created three clear goal chances and did not allow Famalicão to create one single dangerous situation upfront. It's been a game of patience, with one team trying to open a good defensive line on a tiny pitch.
The bet on Isúa as left winger is not working because he has zero support from the worst player of our squad. Don't know why Evaldo was not sent on the same bus of Grimi & Co but we have to put up with him. In the midfield André Santos and Matías do not give the same dynamism to our game when compared to Elias and Rinaudo.
I hope Domingos brings on Diego Rubio for the place of Matías and I'd like to see Evaldo going to bed and Santiago Arias coming in to the right flank of our midfield, Capel moving to his original left wing position and Insúa as LB.
In any case, sooner or later I think we will end up scoring and when that happens I don't see Famalicão capable of creating danger without opening huge gaps in the back.
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