Teams: SPORTING CP & Portugal NT
A very hectic first half filled with goals, a penalty not called, ridiculous refereeing and some moments of very nice football, ie. a Sporting match.
We conceded a weird goal from a corner very early, more thanks to the well drafted set piece by Académica than due to our mistake, but our reaction was very strong. Sporting played with pace, thanks to some very good combinations on the right side between Joăo Pereira and Carlos Mané and on the left with Marvin Zeegelaar, who really is a very good addition to our squad. Our good game was also influenced by the usual class of Joăo Mário, Bryan Ruiz and, above all tonight, Adrien. Our captain scored a great goal and was always pivotal in most of what we did well so far.
One last word for the bald man with the whistle. One penalty not called in our favour, a ridiculous yellow to Adrien and the subsequent sending off of our coach. They really can't disguise it this season.
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