Teams: SPORTING CP & Portugal NT
Náutico 1-1 SPORTING - FT
Sporting had a good second half, controlling the game in spite of being one man down and being physically less fresh than Náutico, which is not surprising as we are finishing the season and the Brazilians are starting. Rinaudo and Adrien were very good in the middle and Ricardo Esgaio also came very well into the game.
Unfortunately this referee seemed to be set to spoil the party and after the ridiculous sending off decided to invent a penalty so that the hosts wouldn't go down in history with a loss in the first game in their stadium.
It was the last game of a season that we shouldn't forget, so that will never happen again.
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”