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Here's the final of the second edition of the Portuguese League Cup and once again Sporting is one of the contenders. Last year we've lost the final on the penalty shoot out against Vitória de Setúbal but this year the final will have the added flavour of being against our big rivals of Benfica. Both teams are passing through difficult periods (for different reasons) but entirely deserve to play the final.

Sporting already won a trophy this year and we're still fighting for the League whereas Benfica seem to have this as their only chance of silverware this season. Hopefully it will be a good game without any weird refereeing decisions.


Here is our starting line-up and bench:

Tiago
Pedro Silva, Daniel Carriço, Anderson Polga - Marco Caneira
Rochemback
Pereirinha - Vukcevic
João Moutinho
Derlei - Liedson


Subs: Rui Patrício, Abel, Tonel, Adrien, Romagnoli, Yannick Djaló and Hélder Postiga.
 

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Benfica started better but the best chance was ours...David Luiz saves one from Liedson off the line.
 

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What a great run finished by a great shot by Moutinho. Well saved by Quim. Good game so far.
 

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Studs up challenge from Reyes on Rochemback that goes unpunished.

edit: no it doesn't. Yellow card for the silly grin boy.
 

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0-0 at HT

Good first half with goal chances for both sides and some good attacking moves in both ends. Sporting attacked slightly more than Benfica and had more ball but it didn't really dominate this half. Still, the best chances came both for us, with Liedson escaping Quim and seeing his shot taken off the goal line by David Luiz and later João Moutinho making a superb raid in the middle finished with a 114km/h torpedo that Quim saved well.
 

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No comment on Derlei spending the majority of the half rolling around the ground?

What a joke of a player. Every game, the same thing.
 

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No comment on Derlei spending the majority of the half rolling around the ground?

What a joke of a player. Every game, the same thing.

He represents very well your club's school of acting but his method has been now perfectioned by the gorilla that answers by the name of a marvel comics character. :smileani:
 

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You'd trade all your forwards for Hulk, don't bring O Incrivel into this. I thought you already learned when he went on a 75 yard run, embarassing Rochemback to score at Alvalade. :)
 

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

P E R E I R I N H A !!!!

1-0 :)
 

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:yuck: :pp
 

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Beautiful flick by Vukcevic, great cross by Caneira, Liedson hits the post and Pereirinha smashes in the rebound. 1-0 after 48'
 

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First Polga and afterwards Derlei with close headers.
 

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Benfica fans start throwing pieces of the seats on the pitch. :rollani:
 

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Unbelievable the amount of diving from Benfica close to our box now. Hilarious.
 

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All is very clear now. Lucílio Baptista comes out with one of his perfect tricks. He "sees" a handball by Pedro Silva, gives him a red for that, calls a penalty and Benfica equalises. The replay shows that the ball bounced off Pedro Silva's chest but that matters little now.
 

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Vukcevic is replaced by Abel.
 

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Pereirinha and Liedson subbed by Romagnoli and Postiga before the end of the regular time.
 

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1-1 FT. Extra time coming.

We have been robbed and that is a fact. It is true that it was the fault of one of our CBs to allow Suazo to get a chance to escape on a completely harmless situation but that ball never touched Pedro Silva's arm or hand. I guess that's the only way Benfica will manage to win anything this year and they surely are doing it in style.

This second half was ours until that incident and now with one man down it's a matter of holding on and trying something on the break, even without Liedson and Vukcevic on the pitch.
 

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Actually, there is no extra time but it goes directly to penalties.
 
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