Teams: SPORTING CP & Portugal NT
Gil Vicente 1-0 SPORTING at HT
Our first half an hour was pretty much spineless even if our opponents also didn't do anything that could justify their lead. The last 15' were better and we were not far from scoring more than once.
The 4x2x3x1 formation that worked so well against Guimarães in the last league game is not working so far. Elias has been quite poor, on the contrary to what happened in that game, and the link up game in the central areas of our midfield has been suffering with it. Once again Matías was our best player and for a couple of times he almost went all the way to score a goal that we could and should already have netted.
Sá Pinto might bring on Jeffrén and Carrillo but perhaps it would be more fruitful to see Diego Rubio pairing upfront with RvW.
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