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As I've written here several times, I always doubted we were going to make it to Europe this season and last weekend's undeserved loss against Pacos was the final blow that confirmed it. It's very unlikely that in form Estoril will not win one of their two last matches so this game becomes almost irrelevant for us. For Olhanense it's exactly the opposite as they are struggling not to be relegated so they will bet high on this one.

The only interesting point for ustoday is that it will be the last game in Alvalade for Ricky van Wolfswinkel, whose transfer was the last pearl of the neverending series of gold nuggets by the former regime. The club will give him a deserved hommage at the end of the game. It will also be the 250th game of the great Rui Patrício for our first team.

Here's our line-up:

Rui Patrício
Miguel Lopes - Tiago Ilori - Marcos Rojo - Joãozinho
Adrien - Schaars
André Martins
Bruma - Ricky van Wolfswinkel - Carrillo


Subs: Marcelo Boeck, Cédric, Boulahrouz, Ricardo Esgaio, Zézinho, Diego Capel and Viola.​
 

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At 23' huge chance for us with Rojo first firing a missile which was saved by Bracalli, followed by a shot by Schaars that hit the crossbar and finally Bruma managed to miss the open goal about one metre away from it.
 

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For the 2nd consecutive game we have a freekick inside our opponent's box after a back pass by one of their defenders.
 

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And once again we can't pass the forest of legs.
 

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Bruma wasting another chance at 43' this time sending a volley close to the penalty spot to row Q.
 

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SPORTING 0-0 Olhanense at HT
 

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A first half that went more or less in the same way of all games under Jesualdo in Alvalade. Loads of ball possession, spending about 80% of the time in our opponents' half, creating a good amount of goal chances but lacking efficiency inside the box.

Bruma could have scored a couple and Ricky was also close but we are lacking the sting that Capel gave us in the last few matches upfront. Carrillo was very disappointing and I really hope he is subbed at HT.
 

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Jesualdo did bring on Capel for the 2nd half but not for the place of Carrillo. André Martins was the one subbed. Weird.
 

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Great shot by RvW just a little wide off the post.
 

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At 56' one more incredible miss inside the box, this time by Schaars.
 

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Huge chance to van Wolfswinkel at 62' trying an acrobatic kick that went just a little bit off the post.
 

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2nd sub at 66': Zézinho IN for Schaars.
 

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Superb work by Capel on the right but Carrillo is not a centre forward.
 

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72' later Jesualdo sees the light: Viola IN for Carrillo
 

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPEEEEEEEEEEEL
 

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Finally at 74' we break the bank. Rojo fired another missile that hit the post and Capel with a lot of class banged it in on the top left corner. More than deserved lead.
 

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At 83' RvW and Bruma missed two consecutive chances to make the second.
 

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Fantastic save by Patrício after a corner at 87'
 

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SPORTING 1-0 Olhanense - FT
 
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