LISBOA. Sporting CP demolishes Portimonense 4-0 with goals of Trincao (7′), Trincao (41′), Pedrao (73′ own) and N. Santos (76′). Sporting CP was vastly superior ball possession (61%) was among the key factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Estádio José Alvalade stadium in Lisboa on Saturday and it started at 6:00 pm local time. The referee was Cláudio Filipe Ruivo Pereira who had the assistance of André Cabral Almeida and André Costa. The 4th official was José Bessa. The weather was clear. The temperature was hot around 25.8 degrees Celsius or 78.37 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 57%.
Sporting CP was in firm control of the ball 61% while Portimonense was struggling with a 39% ball possession.
Sporting CP was more aggressive with 42 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Sporting CP won the contest.
Sporting CP shot 17 times, 6 on target, 11 off target. On the opposite side, Portimonense shot 5 times, 1 on target, 4 off target.
Sporting CP received 3 yellow cards (N. Santos, Rochinha and R. Esgaio). On the opposite side, Portimonense received 3 yellow cards (Pedrao, M. Seck and M. Diaby).
After playing this encounter, Sporting CP will have 7 points like Estoril and Arouca to stay in the 10th place. On the other side, Portimonense will stay with 12 points like Porto to stay in the 4th place.
Portimonense will host Chaves on the 16th of September with a 4-0 head to head in favor of Chaves (0 draws).
Sporting CP: Formation and Lineups
Sporting CP started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
The manager Ruben Filipe Marques Amorim chose to play with the following team: Antonio Adán , Luís Neto , Sebastián Coates , Gonçalo Inácio , Ricardo Esgaio , Hidemasa Morita , Pedro Gonçalves , Nuno Santos , Francisco Trincão , Marcus Edwards and Rochinha .
Sporting CP made 5 changes: Goncalo Inacio for M. Reis (46′), Rochinha for M. Ugarte (54′), Neto for P. Porro (54′), M. Edwards for Paulinho (61′) and H. Morita for S. Alexandropoulos (60′).
Top player: Pedro Gonçalves
Probably the most impressive player in Sporting CP was Pedro Gonçalves even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 52 passes (90% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 8. He performed 2 crosses.
Portimonense: Formation and Lineups
Portimonense started with a conservative line-up (4-5-1).
On the opposite side, Paulo Sérgio Bento Brito played with: Kosuke Nakamura , Fahd Moufi , Pedrão , Filipe Relvas , Moustapha Seck , Zié Ouattara , Paulo Estrela , Henrique Jocu , Luquinha , Gonçalo Costa and Welinton Junior .
Portimonense made 5 changes: G. Costa for B. Rochez (31′), P. Estrela for M. Diaby (46′), H. Jocu for Ewerton (46′), Zie Ouattara for Rui Gomes (70′) and Luquinha for B. Reis (78′).
Top player: Pedrão
The player who no doubt impressed Portimonense the most was Pedrão.
His rating iswith 41 passes (87% accurate) and 0 key passes.
Results of the day
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