Teams: SPORTING CP & Portugal NT
We had a good game and did a lot more than Vitória to win it but the lack of support to RvW was probably the key reason for the fact that we didn't manage to open the score.
Defensively we were very solid, I can't remember one single situation were we were shaky back there. In midfield we totally controlled the game before and after the changes introduced by Sá Pinto. The problems were upfront, as expected.
This 4x3x3 is not helping van Wolfswinkel and I fear that there are going to be many games like the one we've seen tonight - Sporting on top but having very much trouble to score. I sincerely hope that Viola is going to change this picture because this was a typical game that was there for the taking.
Two points lost more than one point won.
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”