Teams: SPORTING CP & Portugal NT
Liga 15/16 J28| Belenenses 2-5 SPORTING| Restelo, 04.04.2016, 22:00 CET
Primeira Liga 2015/2016
Estádio do Restelo, Lisboa,
4 April 2016, 22:00 CET
Ref: Tiago Martins (AF Lisboa)
Belenenses 2-5 SPORTING CP
(Bakic 75', Tiago Silva 89'; Slimani 23', 32' pen., Adrien 55', Teo Gutiérrez 58', 78')
The league is back after the international break with what used to be a great classic of Portuguese football but sadly became a game against a club that sold themselves like a cheap whore to Benfica. In fact it wasn't the club but rather the business side (SAD) of Belenenses which is led by a hardcore SLB fan, something that right now is causing a state of almost civil war inside the club: on one side the club and those that want to preserve the identity and the independence of one of the most classic clubs of Portuguese football, and on the other hand a bunch of money grabbing oportunists only interested in filling their pockets even if that means selling the club's pride and honour to an ex-rival.
It will be in this set up that Sporting will visit the old Restelo, which will be according to reports, witnessing the biggest crowd of the season, thanks to the neverending support that our fans continue to show in every game.
JJ said in the pre-match press conference that if we don't win this one we might as well forget any title hopes so, the stakes are where they should be.
Here is the list of players he picked for this match:
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
Last edited by Filipe Reis; April 4th, 2016 at 22:59.