PORTO. Sporting CP was finally too much to handle for Boavista with the goal of M. Nunes (37′), R. Abascal (58′ own) and Tabata (83′ pen). Sporting CP took advantage of its superior ball possession (60%).
The match was played at the Estádio do Bessa Século XXI stadium in Porto on Monday and it started at 8:30 pm local time. The referee was Manuel Mota with the assistance of Jorge António Alves Fernandes and Nuno Eiras. The 4th official was Bruno José Ribeiro Pires Costa. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold around 14.3 degrees Celsius or 57.78 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 71%.
Sporting CP was in firm control of the ball 60% while Boavista was struggling with a 40% ball possession.
Sporting CP was more aggressive with 49 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 8 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Sporting CP won the contest.
Boavista shot 10 times, 1 on target, 9 off target. On the opposite side, Sporting CP shot 13 times, 8 on target, 5 off target.
Boavista received 2 yellow cards (K. Gorre and R. Abascal). On the other side, Sporting CP received 2 yellow cards (Neto and G. Inacio).
After this match, Boavista will stay with 33 points to stay in the 12th place. On the other side, Sporting CP will have 73 points to stay in the 2nd place.
R. Abascal (OG)
J. De Santis
Sporting CP will host Gil Vicente on the 1st of May with a 12-2 head to head stats in favor of Sporting CP (1 draw).
Boavista: Formation and Lineups
Boavista adopted the extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
The manager Armando Gonçalves Teixeira chose to play with the following team: Rafael Bracali , Reggie Cannon , Jackson Porozo , Rodrigo Abascal , Pedro Malheiro , Gaius Makouta , Ilija Vukotić , Filipe Ferreira , Nathan Santos , Jeriel De Santis and Kenji Gorré .
Boavista made 5 changes: Nathan for Y. Njie (60′), I. Vukotic for T. Reymao (69′), K. Gorre for L. Santos (74′), J. De Santis for P. N’Tep (75′) and F. Ferreira for Y. Hamache (75′).
Top player: Gaius Makouta
Probably the most impressive player in Boavista was Gaius Makouta.
His rating iswith 33 passes (78% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 6.
Sporting CP: Formation and Lineups
Also Sporting CP adopted the extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
On the opposite side, Ruben Filipe Marques Amorim played with: Antonio Adán , Luís Neto , Sebastián Coates , Gonçalo Inácio , Ricardo Esgaio , João Palhinha , Matheus Nunes , Nuno Santos , Marcus Edwards , Pablo Sarabia and Pedro Gonçalves .
Sporting CP made 5 changes: M. Nunes for M. Ugarte (57′), N. Santos for R. Vinagre (68′), Pedro Goncalves for Tabata (69′), P. Sarabia for D. Braganca (77′) and S. Coates for Z. Feddal (78′).
Top player: Matheus Nunes
Probably the most impressive player in Sporting CP was Matheus Nunes.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 42 passes (92% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 6 duels out of 8. He performed 1 cross.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Primeira Liga