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Primeira Liga 2015/2016

Jornada 3

Estádio Cidade de Coimbra,
30 August 2015, 20:15 CET
12,903 att.
Ref: Bruno Esteves (AF Setúbal)






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Académica 1-3 SPORTING CP
(Rabiola 33' pen.; Carlos Mané 6', Slimani 24', Aquilani 83' pen.)


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After the disappointing European tie this is a key match to assess how much that affected the team. The manner in which we have been denied the access to the CL group stage could take a toll to many teams but I don't think that will happen to this squad.

JJ said in the pre-match press conference that it is possible that there will be changes in the starting XI. One change is sure, João Pereira is suspended after having been (unfairly) sent off last weekend and it will be in principle Ricardo Esgaio filling his place. Jefferson is back after his thigh injury and probably will start.

There will be a huge amount of sportinguistas in Coimbra and, also because of them, we need to win this one.

List of players called by Jorge Jesus:



FORÇA SPORTING!!!




 

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Starting XI:



Bryan Ruiz gets a rest and Carlos Mané comes in for his place.
 

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Excellent breakthrough pass to Carlos Mané who beat his marker and sent a low shot that beat the keeper. 1-0 at 6'
 

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Great chance to João Mário but the keeper saves with his foot.
 

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Great long range effort by Jefferson going very close to the post. Sporting totally on top.
 

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Great attacking move by Sporting with Teo launching Carrillo on the right who then found Slimani unmarked and the Algerian finished with a classy lob with his left foot. Great goal! 2-0 at 24'.
 

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1-2 for Académica by Rabiola from the spot. Adrien made a clean tackle inside the box and the ref called a foul. That was not a penalty but traditions must be kept.
 

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Great chance for Sporting with Esgaio forcing the keeper to a tight save and Teo missed the rebound with a volley.
 

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Great pass by Mané but Teo couldn't beat the keeper on the 1 on 1.
 

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And now at 45' Slimani is hacked inside the box and the ref...doesn't call it.

Afterwards he sends JJ off. :jester:
 

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A great answer by the team to what happened midweek showing some very good football during this first half against a very harmless opponent. We reached a two goal lead without much sweat but we know we're not just playing against Académica.

In two key decisions the ref did what 9 out of 10 of his mates do in our games - in case of doubt, call it against Sporting. Adrien's clean tackle is transformed into a penalty that gave Académica a goal coming from the sky and João Real's bad tackle on Slimani is ignored. Jesus probably told the linesman that he loved his haircut, just like he used to do during his 6 seasons at the other side of town and gets sent off at his 3rd league game.

There's no other way to face this than ignoring it and keep playing better football than our opponent, as like that we may be able to win this one.
 

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First half stats:

ACA 1-2 SCP

3 Shots 9
1 Shots on Goal 6
99 Attempted Passes 307
59% Pass Accuracy 87%
26% Ball Possession 74%​
 

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Great chance to João Mário at 59' but his shot went just wide off the post.
 

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JJ makes the first sub at 64':

Bryan Ruiz IN for Teo Gutiérrez
 

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Penalty to Sporting after a long range shot is blocked inside the box by the arm of a defender. The usually very reliable Adrien hits the post from the spot. 2-1 for us at 69'.
 

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