Xtratime Community banner

1 - 19 of 19 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
36,665 Posts
Discussion Starter #1


2008/09 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Group C - Matchday 2​


Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon
Wednesday 01.10.2008, 20h45 (CET)
Ref: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)


SPORTING CP vs FC Basel (SUI)

After losing the hardest match of our group we are now facing the one that in principle should be the easiest.
Domestically, Sporting started the season in great shape with three consecutive wins but last Saturday's defeat at the Lisbon derby did show that the team is not yet in full shape.
Nevertheless a weaker Sporting was last year good enough to destroy this same Swiss team 2-0 at home and 3-0 away therefore I do think we will take the 3 points from this one and keep intact our objectives.

Here is the list of players called by Paulo Bento for tonight's match:

Goalkeepers: Rui Patrício and Tiago

Defenders: Pedro Silva, Abel, Tonel, Polga, Daniel Carriço and Grimi

Midfielders: Miguel Veloso, Romagnoli, João Moutinho, Vukcevic, Bruno Pereirinha and Rochemback

Forwards: Yannick Djaló, Liedson, Hélder Postiga and Derlei
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
36,665 Posts
Discussion Starter #2
Composure crucial to Sporting chances
in uefa.com
Wednesday 1 October 2008
Match preview by Andy Brassell from Lisbon


Paulo Bento has promised that his Sporting Clube de Portugal side will keep their composure when they attempt to kick-start their Group C campaign at home to FC Basel 1893.

'We need to win'
Bento was disappointed by Sporting's display in losing at FC Barcelona on Matchday 1, but is adamant that his team's need to gain their first points of the UEFA Champions League season should not unduly affect their approach. "We need to win but it's not an eliminator at this stage," he said. With the Swiss champions also being beaten two weeks ago, Bento believes Sporting will not fall into the trap of over-committing themselves, adding: "Basel need the points too."

Weekend setback
Sporting have had far from ideal preparations, losing their 100 per cent league record with a weekend derby defeat at SL Benfica and missing the opportunity to reclaim the Portuguese Liga leadership. While conceding that the result hurt, the coach said his charges will enter the game full of confidence: "We will be at a good level." The Lisbon outfit's 5-0 aggregate success against the same opponents in last season's UEFA Cup Round of 32 should increase Sporting optimism, although Bento will ensure that his side show plenty of respect. "Those games won't have any influence at all on this one."

Recent meetings
After fourth and third-placed finishes in the last two UEFA Champions League group stages, Sporting are bidding to reach the knockout rounds for the first time, yet Bento is keen to calm expectations raised by a more favourable draw this term. "The lineup in this group doesn't make it any easier to qualify," the 39-year-old said. "Barcelona are big favourites now, whereas in previous seasons we have had two other teams who have been favourites. But all three sides will be battling and trying their hardest to get second place [behind Barça] and qualify."

'Intelligent and courageous'
Basel's first campaign in this competition for six years got off to a dismal start with their home subsidence against FC Shakhtar Donetsk, although Christian Gross is staying positive. "After the result against Shakhtar we are determined to get the right reaction," said the coach, who is without injured Swiss internationals Eren Derdiyok and Valentin Stocker. "Sporting are obliged to go for the win too, but to have any chance of going through we need the three points. That means we need to be intelligent and courageous. We're not going to get ten chances, but we may get four and hopefully we can score two of those."

'Right spirit'
Gross, who recently celebrated a decade in charge at St. Jakob-Park, has overseen a run of unprecedented success with last season's Super League championship being his fourth at the club. His team did, however, taste defeat on Saturday, falling 2-1 at home to BSC Young Boys. Of those more distant losses suffered at the hands of Sporting in the UEFA Cup, the Basel boss agreed with Bento that they should have no bearing on this fixture, saying: "It's a new season and a different team. We know their strengths and it will be a tough game, but we are coming here with the right spirit."
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
44,603 Posts
This must be a win game for Sporting.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
36,665 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Here's Sporting's official line-up:

Rui Patrício

Abel - Tonel - Polga - Grimi

Miguel Veloso

Rochemback - João Moutinho (c)

Romagnoli

Derlei - Hélder Postiga

Subs: Tiago, Daniel Carriço, Pedro Silva, Pereirinha, Vukcevic, Yannick Djaló and Liedson.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
25,376 Posts
good luck:D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
36,665 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
good luck:D
Obrigadinho.

Well, it's 0-0 at half time and things are not looking good for us. Sporting played nervously, slowly and under pressure, the usual situation after losing a derby. Our luck is that Basel is a pretty poor side or else we could be already trailing in the score. However it's also good to notice that the biggest goal chance was ours with Derlei "Liedsonizing" one of their CBs but his shot was well saved by the keeper.

Too bad those that have the luck to be in Alvalade have been jeering every time one of our players commits a mistake instead of supporting the team.

It all points for seeing Vukcevic coming in during the break. He scored a brace in the 2-0 win last season in the UEFA Cup against...Basel...so, the floor is yours Simon.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
44,603 Posts
Seeing Shakhtar-Barça and Sporting-Basel.

Very poor games.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
36,665 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
It's confirmed...Vukcevic comes in for Rochemback. This will be our midfield at the start of the 2nd half:

Miguel Veloso
João Moutinho - Vukcevic
Romagnoli​
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
36,665 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

El Pipi 1-0 :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
36,665 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Ninja kills the swiss 2-0 :lick:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
36,665 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
Sporting 2-0 Basel FT

A very different second half where Sporting finally showed in this CL, a little of what this team is capable of. Vukcevic brought a very different dynamic but also Romagnoli and later Djaló, were very important in the improvement of our midfield game. A deserved win that could have been even bigger, that leaves us with the same points of Shakhtar, our main opponent for the 2nd place, before facing them twice.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
44,603 Posts
Sporting is crap but Shitkar is worst...Sporting will go trough.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
36,665 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
Sporting is crap but Shitkar is worst...Sporting will go trough.

Do you want me to tell you what you should do with your opinion?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
44,603 Posts
Do you want me to tell you what you should do with your opinion?

This cl group is a joke.......sporting/shitkar/basel all together.it gets the cl award for worst last 16 team.:thumbsup:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
36,665 Posts
Discussion Starter #15
This cl group is a joke.......sporting/shitkar/basel all together.it gets the cl award for worst last 16 team.:thumbsup:
Your "dor de corno" could be funny if you had a clue of what you spew but you can't even achieve that.

Keep trying though as maybe in 25,000 posts from now you may be able to make it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,218 Posts
Was a pretty scrappy game but Sporting overall were the best team and deserved the win, good to see Veloso back in the team
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
36,665 Posts
Discussion Starter #17
Sporting see off determined Basel
in uefa.com
Wednesday 1 October 2008
Match report by Andy Brassell from Estádio José Alvalade


Sporting Clube de Portugal got their UEFA Champions League campaign off the ground against FC Basel 1893, although it took a bizarre own goal to break the Swiss side's staunch resistance.

Second-half strikes
Basel had conceded five times against these opponents last season in the UEFA Cup Round of 32, but proved more obdurate in this Group C game until David Abraham's attempted clearance struck Reto Zanni and rebounded into his own goal ten minutes into the second period. With Basel forced to commit more men forward, Sporting looked increasingly likely to double their advantage and four minutes from time the impressive Derlei duly sealed victory – and condemned Basel to a second successive defeat.

Rapid start
Any thoughts the home side had of an easy ride against opponents they beat convincingly in February were quickly dispelled, the Swiss champions making good on coach Christian Gross' pledge that they would come to attack. Jürgen Gjasula, replacing the injured Valentin Stocker, made space for an early shot but failed to seriously trouble Rui Patrício, before Tonel had to make an acrobatic clearance to deny the returning Marco Streller a clear run on goal.

Abraham opening
The home side did threaten through Derlei, although it was unfortunate for Basel that the first clear-cut chance of the night fell to defender Abraham. The Argentinian centre-back was afforded plenty of time and space to meet Streller's intelligent lay-off only to slice his shot wide. The lively Derlei was then almost presented with a chance to score a first UEFA Champions League goal since his semi-final winner against RC Deportivo La Coruña in 2003/04, but failed to control. At the other end Streller's touch also let him down, although it was the home team who went closest before half-time with Romagnoli and Rochemback both getting shots in.

Bizarre goal
Home coach Paulo Bento clearly felt there was room for improvement and introduced Simon Vukčević, scorer of two goals against Basel last season, but it was Derlei who almost broke the deadlock, heading João Moutinho's acrobatic overhead cross against the post. Instead, Basel were undone by one of their own ten minutes into the second period, Abraham attempting to clear under pressure from Romagnoli and the ball striking Zanni and looping beyond Franco Costanzo. Romagnoli almost quickly increased the lead, the goalkeeper turning his powerful strike around the post.

Important saves
Still the visitors refused to lie down and Benjamin Huggel was only denied an equaliser by a sprawling save from Rui Patrício, who then touched over a Gjasula free-kick. That was as good as it got for the visitors as Sporting exploited the extra space, the unlucky Derlei again denied by the woodwork with a header. Having had an effort ruled out for offside, Derlei got the goal his efforts had warranted in the 86th minute, slotting in Romagnoli's pass to ensure Sporting go into a tricky and potentially decisive trip to FC Shakhtar Donetsk in good heart, while Basel must regroup swiftly for a daunting double-header against 2006 winners FC Barcelona.


uefa.com MAN OF THE MATCH: DERLEI (Sporting CP)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
36,665 Posts
Discussion Starter #18
2008/09 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Group C - Matchday 2


Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon (22,638 att.)
Wednesday 01.10.2008, 20h45 (CET)
Ref: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)


SPORTING CP 2-0 FC Basel
(Zanni 55' OG, Derlei 86')

SPORTING
Rui Patrício (7)
Abel (6) - Tonel (6) - Polga (6) - Grimi (4)
Miguel Veloso (6)
Rochemback (3)
[Vukcevic (5) HT] - João Moutinho (7)
Romagnoli (7)
[Pereirinha (-) 87']
Derlei (7) - Hélder Postiga (6) [Yannick Djaló (4) 73']

Subs not used: Tiago, Pedro Silva, Daniel Carriço, Liedson.
Coach: Paulo Bento

***

FC Basel
Costanzo (6)
Zanni (3) - Abraham (3) - Ferati (4) - Safari (3)
Huggel (4) - Galabert (4) [Ergic (3) 60']
Gjasula (4)
Carlitos (6) - Streller (3) [Mustafi (2) 79'] - Chipperfield (4) [Perovic (2) 82']

Subs not used: Stöckli, Morganella, Eduardo Rubio, Eduardo.
Coach: Christian Gross

-----------------------------------------
Booked:
Grimi (SCP 17'), Miguel Veloso (SCP 45'), Streller (FCB 74'), Tonel (SCP 85').
-----------------------------------------
Player ratings (1 to 10) by O Jogo


Com coragem se desfez a teimosia
João Sanches in O Jogo
02.10.2008


Um dos factos relevantes saídos do grande dérbi lisboeta perdido para o Benfica no último sábado foi ignorado por Paulo Bento na estruturação da equipa do Sporting para o jogo da Champions, que estava obrigado a vencer. Por teimosia - para o bem ou para o mal, esse é um traço do perfil do treinador que tantas alegrias desportivas tem dado aos adeptos leoninos - ou apenas com a intenção, arriscada, de dar um voto de confiança aos jogadores, Bento repôs o meio-campo que, na Luz, acusara insuficiências em parâmetros tão básicos como intensidade, dinâmica, movimentação e agressividade. Ao insistir na repetição, deu, à vontade, 45 minutos de avanço a um Basileia que, se tivesse tanta competência e qualidade como tem generosidade, entrega e organização, poderia ter elevado a dimensão sonora dos assobios que os simpatizantes das cores anfitriãs foram soltando ao longo da primeira parte. Se ainda havia dúvidas, elas foram desfeitas pela incipiente actuação da linha média até ao intervalo - por alguma razão o treinador da equipa suíça antevira que a partida se decidiria na relação de forças a meio-campo. Mas Paulo Bento emendou no descanso e, numa decisão puramente técnico-táctica, prescindiu de Rochemback, soltando Vukcevic, uma unidade mais eléctrica, desconcertante e capaz de acrescentar velocidade e de explorar os corredores laterais, dando largura ao jogo ofensivo.

A noite europeia foi um contributo para o reforço de uma evidência em crescimento: em partidas mais vivas e exigentes do ponto de vista físico, é difícil arrumar em simultâneo, no sector intermédio, elementos com as características de Rochemback e Romagnoli. Já se vira isso em Barcelona, na estreia nesta edição da Liga dos Campeões; e a recente derrota em casa do rival encarnado apenas confirmou o problema, que se torna ainda mais tormentoso na ausência de Izmailov, que ontem, por lesão, foi outra vez impedido de alinhar, ele que, pela facilidade com que sai de zonas interiores para abrir nas alas e dar profundidade às acções ofensivas, foi, no início da temporada, o principal responsável pela elasticidade apresentada pelo losango. Não havia russo, mas houve montenegrino: a entrada de Vukcevic desestabilizou o jogo no sentido que mais convinha ao Sporting. Até Moutinho, que acabara o primeiro tempo como o médio que mais fez por animar o colectivo, beneficiou da presença de Vuk, pois transitou da esquerda para a direita - como interior -, zona onde se sente mais confortável. E Romagnoli conseguiu, enfim, ser importante! É a questão do momento, e é sobre ela que Paulo Bento terá de matutar até domingo, dia em que se jogará, em Alvalade, o clássico com um FC Porto ferido pela estrondosa queda em Londres, aos pés do Arsenal.

Mais profundos nas investidas, graças, também, à cooperação dos laterais Abel e Grimi, mas nem sempre seguros na construção e circulação de bola - a pressão de ganhar foi agravada pelo desaire no dérbi... -, os leões chegaram onde queriam: à baliza adversária, aos golos - o primeiro assinado, sem querer, por Romagnoli (55') e o segundo com a chancela de Derlei (86'), que tanto lutara para desencravar o resultado e, depois, para sossegar os adeptos - e, claro, ao triunfo.

A Estrela
:star:DERLEI:star:

Persistência de Ninja!

A noite até nem estava fácil para o avançado luso-brasileiro, que teimava em não acertar com as redes à guarda de Costanzo, preferindo fazer abanar os ferros da baliza, o que aconteceu primeiro aos 49', cabeceando ao poste, e depois aos 70', quando acertou na barra. Mas, mostrando a tenacidade inerente à alcunha, foi também furtivo como um verdadeiro ninja, sendo recompensado com o golo da tranquilidade aos 86'.​
 
1 - 19 of 19 Posts
Top