Teams: SPORTING CP & Portugal NT
A very intelligent and mature first half by Sporting managing to have more ball but never exposing its back line too much to the poisonous counters of the Russians. It's true that we didn't create much danger upfront but neither did CSKA.
The goal came from a great pass and a great finish, in fact by the only player, Teo, that I felt was not defending as he should. Slimani works his socks off and I could see him doing that job very well in this game but, and this is a huge but, his finishing is not as accurate as Teo's and maybe that's why Jesus opted to play the Colombian.
In any case this result will force the Russians to attack much more than they did in this first half and that will open spaces in their not very quick defence. Let's keep it up!
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