Teams: SPORTING CP & Portugal NT
Scrappy first half, just like Boavista would like it. We didn't manage to attack as well and as quickly as we did in the last couple of matches, partly because Boavista, as expected, defends deep with loads of people in their last third, but also thanks to some lack of attacking intent from our full backs and a clearly under par Nani. It seemed from kick off that he didn't look 100% and probably this injury was something he was carrying before. The truth is that is a big blow for us in this crucial moment of the season but we'll have to deal with it.
Carrillo actually improved our game upfront and it was from his flank that came the cross for the biggest goal chance of the first half with Slimani's free header incredibly hitting the post.
Montero, again, is having a very good game, showing that this is no Plan B.
We need to speed up and we need to use more the flanks because this defence can be broken.
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”