Is it just me or did Ricardo not look overly happy? They showed Carlos Martins pumping his fists and jumping around after the PK save, while Ricardo sat there quiet.
It must be you because I saw Ricardo giving a huge hug to Rui as soon as the game was over. Apart from that I've read that he was right until the kick off for this game talking with Rui probably giving him advice for the game.FigoIsGod said:Is it just me or did Ricardo not look overly happy? They showed Carlos Martins pumping his fists and jumping around after the PK save, while Ricardo sat there quiet.
I don't think it was lucky at all. Only team that was lucky this weekend was Benfica in that they were lucky not to get whipped by Braga by even more goals. Now THAT was an embarassment.kleber said:Lucjy win for Sporting and even my grandmother will had defend that penalty.
Maritimo miss a 100 per cent chance to score before Tello goal.FigoIsGod said:I don't think it was lucky at all.
Maritimo got some chances as they are fast on the counter-attack, but Sporting always looked in control in my opinion.
I think that Paulo Bento's post-match interview answers your question very clearly.FigoIsGod said:Ah, I didn't stick around after the game, went to go check on my bifanas which turned out bad anyways.
Any chance Rui gets more starts or back to Ricardo you think? Of course the Inter game I expect Ricardo, but I mean the "easier" games of the league.
That's true, but Sporting entirely dominated the first half and if it wasn't for Bueno and for their keeper we should be easily at least 2-0 up by half time.kleber said:Maritimo miss a 100 per cent chance to score before Tello goal.
Fist half belong to Sporting,second half no.
Even if Miguel Veloso doesn't play against Inter I think he was right as we've seen that he was not missed in this game. Tonel was physically well again, Polga was probably the Man of the Match and Custódio had a good game too.FigoIsGod said:Yeah, like I said, I didn't stick around after the final whistle.
Whatever Bento says, I agree with. He seems great in handling the kids. I disagree with his decision on Veloso but watch him play a great game against Inter and prove me wrong of course. p He seems to understand the pressures and work load of the boys, and handles it superbly.
It's pathetic to see Luisão being called ahead of Polga for the Brazilian NT but that's not the only weird call by Dunga :rollani:FigoIsGod said:Yeah, Polga went for some runs forward too. I never knew his dribbling ability was that good! But I guess when you're Brazilian, it's in your blood.
You know very well that those are two very different games. The coming match is absolutely decisive and Inter is now in much better form than they were 2 months ago when we played them in Alvalade. Paulo Bento should choose the players he feels are more suitable to win that game and not pick them according to what they've done against the same opponent two months ago.FigoIsGod said:I think it would be an injustice not to start Veloso against Inter after his performance against them the first time. Just my opinion.