Primeira Liga: Sporting CP estinguishes Santa Clara 4-0 showing huge dominance

LISBOA. Sporting CP demolishes Santa Clara 4-0 with goals of


LISBOA. Sporting CP demolishes Santa Clara 4-0 with goals of Tabata (41′), P. Porro (51′), P. Sarabia (56′) and M. Edwards (78′). 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 8:30 pm local time. In the presence of 28,942 spectators.​ The referee was Hugo Filipe Ferreira de Campos Moreira Miguel who was helped by Bruno Miguel Alves Jesus and Ricardo Jorge Ferreira Santos. The 4th official was José Dinis Lopes Nunes Godinho Gorjão. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 18.2 degrees Celsius or 64.81 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 79%.​

Match Statistics

Sporting CP was in firm control of the ball 61% while Santa Clara was struggling with a 39% ball possession.

Sporting CP was more aggressive with 39 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 8 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Sporting CP won the match.

Sporting CP shot 19 times, 8 on target, 11 off target. On the other side, Santa Clara shot 7 times, 0 on target, 7 off target.


Sporting CP received 1 yellow card (D. Braganca). On the other side, Santa Clara received 2 yellow cards (R. Oliveira and P. Gomez).

After this match, Sporting CP will have 82 points to stay in the 2nd place. On the opposite side, Santa Clara will stay with 40 points to stay in the 7th place.

Match Events

  • 41'


  • 51'

    P. Porro

  • 56'

    P. Sarabia

  • 57'

    P. Gomez

    R. Costa

  • 59'

    M. Edwards


  • 60'

    M. Ugarte

    J. Palhinha

  • 62'

    R. Ribeiro

    P. Sarabia

  • 67'

    K. Tagawa

    M. Mohebi

  • 66'

    O. Barreto


  • 67'

    Rúben Oliveira

    Júlio Romão

  • 69'

    R. Oliveira

  • 71'

    D. Braganca

  • 73'


    H. Morita

  • 75'

    P. Gomez

  • 78'

    M. Edwards

  • 79'

    José Martínez

    S. Coates

  • 79'

    André Paulo

    João Virginia

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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: João Virgínia (6.7), Luís Neto (7.4), Sebastián Coates (7.8), Gonçalo Inácio (7.6), Pedro Porro (8.2), João Palhinha (6.8), Daniel Bragança (7.6), Nuno Santos (8.3), Pablo Sarabia (7.7), Bruno Tabata (7.5) and Pedro Gonçalves (7.1).


Sporting CP made 5 changes: Tabata for M. Edwards (59′), J. Palhinha for M. Ugarte (60′), P. Sarabia for R. Ribeiro (62′), J. Virginia for Andre Paulo (79′) and S. Coates for J. Marsa (79′).

Top player: Nuno Santos

Probably the most impressive player in Sporting CP was Nuno Santos even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (8.3) with 49 passes (89% accurate) and 5 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 5. He performed 5 crosses.

Santa Clara: Formation and Lineups

Santa Clara started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the other side, Mário Fernando Magalhães da Silva played with: Ricardinho, Ricardo Fernandes (6.2), Pierre Sagna (6.8), Kennedy Boateng (6.7), João Afonso (6.3), Paulo Henrique (6.8), Júlio Romão (7.3), Hidemasa Morita (6.1), Rui Costa (5.8), Lincoln (6.3) and Ricardinho (6.6), Mohammad Mohebi (6.4).


Santa Clara made 5 changes: R. Costa for P. Gomez (57′), J. R. Romao for R. Oliveira (67′), M. Mohebi for K. Tagawa (67′), Ricardinho for O. Barreto (67′) and H. Morita for Nene (73′).

Top player: Júlio Romão

The player who no doubt impressed Santa Clara the most was Júlio Romão.

His rating is (7.3) with 24 passes (91% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 16.

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