Teams: SPORTING CP & Portugal NT
Nacional 0-1 SPORTING at HT
Fantastic return by Rinaudo not only because of the great goal that is giving us the lead so far but also because of his crucial role in making our midfield, and all our overall game, function properly. He was absolutely everywhere, winning divided balls, passing quickly and efficiently, bringing to our game what was missing...since he got injured. Elias, and at times Matías and Carrillo were also very good. Good debut so far by Xandão as well. João Pereira was, as always, our weakest link.
One more note for that linesman that followed our attack in this first half. Robbed us of a clean goal, robbed us of an open goal chance. Let's see how he will behave in the second half.
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