Teams: SPORTING CP & Portugal NT
Académica 1-0 SPORTING at HT
It was always going to be a one sided affair with one team attacking and the other parking the bus and playing on the counter. Académica took advantage of a lucky break scoring with a cross to the centre of our box where Polga was absent because he was fouled in the build up of that same attacking move. Sporting accused the blow and in spite of having created some nice moves, mainly through the left side with Capel, Matías and Insúa, we were never incisive enough upfront. Our central midfield is not participating enough in the attacking moments of our game and if we want to win this cup Sá Pinto needs to change that in the second half.
Obviously that a referee like Paulo Batista would always do what he is doing but that unfortunately is something that we always need to be prepared for.
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
Last edited by Filipe Reis; May 20th, 2012 at 17:58.