Teams: Milan-Sporting CP-USA-Mexico
1-0 is teh final result.
I'd be tempted to diss Sporting again for boring disorganized play, but the field was garbage and to be fair, they were a better side in the second half. Had the pitch not been sh*t, a second or third goal could have been realistic.
Tiago made some great plays and then some scary ones, too. In the end, it evened each other out.
Other than a couple of questionable clearances (especially one by Hugo directly to a player at the top of the box) the back three played pretty well. They were under a pretty steady attack for long periods of time and held up.
The Bentos did their job and nothing more. Same story.
Tello made a few decent touches, but Ronald was invisible. Tonito scored the goal and could have scored another later on a breakaway that was slowed to a crawl by the pitch.
JVP assisted the goal (I believe) and played his usually energetic game. JArdel was pretty much invisible, but to be fair was given nothing to play with. He had a couple nice touches, including the previously mentioned ball to JVP.
Sa ran around a lot but didn't do anything special. He did seem to fill the gap between the attack and defense, but he'd need more time to convince.
Kutuzov came on with no time left and played mop up minutes.
Barbosa came on at some point, but I did not notice until near the end, so he obviously failed to make an impression.
All in all, a good result in a place where a loss was quite possible.
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