We played like crap. In the second half, we pulled back and sat on the lead. Farense took off their right back early in the 2nd half, so Tello had plenty of space to create down the left side on the counterattack. However, there was never anyone in the area for him to play to. We were essentially playing 8 players behind the ball! Also, Naliztis missed so many chances, I thought he was Acosta!
We were completely out of sync. Paulo Bento and Barbosa were sorely missed. A couple of the papers said he play well, but I thought Rui Bento sucked out there. Quaresma also had a bad day.
Other notes from the game:
-Jardel was dressed and was available in case of emergency. For those who don't know, he had minor surgery last week. At first it was reported it was a hernia, but it turned out to be much less. He should be back next week.
-Cruz came off limping at half-time. Quiroga came in for him in the 2nd half.
-Hugo and Luis Filipe came back from injury and played in the 2nd half. Filipe had a couple of nice crosses that were wasted by Nalitizis.
-Because of injuries and supsensions, there were 3 B team players on the bench: Gisvi, Afonso Martins, and Custodio
. I can't wait to see this last kid play; supposedly he's one hell of a central midfielder!