Teams: SPORTING CP & Portugal NT
An interesting first half where we started quite well when compared with the last few matches and particularly having in mind the very long list of absences. We could have scored more than once during the first 20' but from then on and during approximately 15' Olhanense got the better chances, even if all coming from dead ball situations, while our midfield didn't seem to be able to show the same good flow of the first period of the game. Finally in the last 10' we were again the best team but our lack of a real forward has been an obvious handicap.
Individually Matías has been our best player and the two wingers, Capel and Carrillo, were also good. Jeffrén is obviously not comfortable in that central striker position and Renato Neto showed more than once that he has just arrived.
Domingos must bring on a forward sooner rather than later and I'd like to see André Martins instead of Neto.
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