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UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE 2015/2016

GROUP H
Matchday 4



Elbasan Arena, Elbasan (ALB)
5 November 2015, 21:05 CET

Ref: Kristo Tohver (EST)



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KF Skënderbeu (ALB) - SPORTING CP



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When we lost at home in the opening match of this group stage with Lokomotiv Moscow we also lost the chance of continue to hold a remarkable record. We were the only team that never had lost a home match since the start of Europa League. If we do what is expected from us and win tonight in Albania we will also break a record as we haven't won away in Europe since 2011.

JJ left important players in Lisbon (William, Bryan Ruiz and Teo Gutiérrez) and Aquilani is still absent due to injury but João Mário is available for the first time in this EL and we should field a strong XI. A win tonight and we jump to second place in the group surpassing Besiktas.

The starting line-up should be known soon.


 

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Here it is...

1 Rui Patrício

47 Ricardo Esgaio - 55 Tobias F. - 5 Ewerton - 3 Jonathan Silva

30 Bruno Paulista

36 Carlos Mané - 23 Adrien - 73 Matheus Pereira

10 Fredy Montero - 8 Tanaka



Subs: 22 Marcelo Boeck, 4 Jefferson, 15 Paulo Oliveira, 28 André Martins, 17 João Mário, 60 Gelson Martins and 9 Slimani.

 

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Sporting fielding a starting XI with an average age of 23,5 years old.

Damn! JJ doesn't like young players. :doh:
 

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Skenderbeu makes 1-0 at 15' after a quick counter that started on a foul not called over Matheus. Still, our defence was too soft.
 

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And just a few minutes later it's a penalty for Skenderbeu for a foul of Patrício who is sent off. It's a penalty but the red card is wrong as there were at least two defenders behind him. Marcelo comes in for the place of Tanaka but he can't avoid the 2-0 at 19'. What a lovely start. :rollani:
 

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No he would use young players when coaching Benfica, he simply refused to use young Portuguese players unless he had no choice.
Because some were too crap and the others were immediately sold by Vieira before he could use them. Here he uses young Portuguese and young foreigners.
 

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Why didnt sporting give the ball back to skenderbeu after tey threw it into touch for you when scp player was down?
 

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Skenderbeu 2-0 SPORTING at HT
 

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A bad start by Sporting didn't exactly foresee the nightmare that was coming. It's true that we didn't exactly looked hyper-motivated in the first 10' of this first half but two quick counters were enough for Skenderbeu to score a goal and to force Patrício to a clumsy foul and give away a penalty. His sending off was too harsh but this Kristo doesn't seem to like Jesus.

0-2 after 19' and playing with one man down seems like an impossible task to recover and from what we've seen in the rest of this first half it's not really looking like we are really up for it. Now let's see if JJ will try to do all that is still possible to overturn this and get at least one point or if we definitely throw the EL to the bin "EPL style".
 

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Ahh Filipe getting bitchy. LOL Take your own medicine and **** off yourself. :thumbsup:
You come here talk crap about Benfica on a Sporting match thread what did you expect? Flowers? If you have nothing to add to the conversation or are incapable of expressing an opinion you can only get one answer.
 

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Why didnt sporting give the ball back to skenderbeu after tey threw it into touch for you when scp player was down?
I don't know but probably they thought Skenderbeu didn't need to throw the ball out as our player didn't even need to get medical assistance. I think they should have done it but I guess that's what happened.
 

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You come here talk crap about Benfica on a Sporting match thread what did you expect? Flowers? If you have nothing to add to the conversation or are incapable of expressing an opinion you can only get one answer.
I was responding to your comment. You simply can not handle someone pointing out your BS when you spew it. I will let you be to your game. Dont worry...
 

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Eurodad always has SCP on his mind 24/7. lol.

anyways this game is atrocious, embarrassing. Guess SCP / JJ are mailing it in this year when it comes to European football.
 

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3-0 after Marcelo kicks the ball up , it gets intercepted and he gets lobbed.
 

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LOL Now Marcelo Boeck when trying to pass the ball to the midfield gives the ball away to an Albanian and a nice lob makes the 3-0 at 55'. Completely deserved so far as the towel has been thrown a long time ago.
 
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