Chronicle: Ruben Amorim finds the way to beat Tottenham on the bench


Sporting beat Tottenham 2-0, in a match on the second round of Group D of the Champions League, with two goals that came close to the end, scored by players who came off the substitutes’ bench.

At Estádio José Alvalade, in the first game ever between the two teams, Paulinho, who had entered the field in the 76th minute, gave Sporting an advantage in the 90th minute, with Arthur Gomes, who entered at 90+2 for his debut for the ‘Leões ‘, setting the result at 90+3.

With this triumph, Sporting is at the top of the group with six points, while Tottenham continue with three. Even today, Marseille welcomes Eintracht Frankfurt, in a duel between teams with no points yet.

Sporting came with three changes to the starting lineup, with Rúben Amorim calling up Pedro Porro, Matheus Reis and Morita to replace Ricardo Esgaio, Neto and Rochinha, while Tottenham came to this game more ‘fresh’, after Last weekend’s match against Manchester City was postponed due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

In the first minutes, the ‘Spurs’, with the ex-lion central Eric Dier in the starting line-up and an attack delivered to Son, Richarlison and Kane, put pressure on the ‘lions’, who found it difficult to leave the defensive zone, until the seventh minute.

That was the moment when Sporting managed to go fast for the first time to attack, with Marcus Edwards, who made his formation at Tottenham, putting the ball in Pedro Gonçalves, who shot for a tight save by Lloris.

The game then entered a more balanced phase, until in the 42nd minute Richarlison appeared isolated after a pass by Harry Kane and introduced the ball into the ‘lions’ goal, but the assistant signaled for offside, which was confirmed by the video referee.

In the first-half stoppage time, Sporting’s best opportunity arrived, with Edwards going through several opponents, scoring with Trincão and appearing in Lloris’ ‘face’, with the goalkeeper managing to avoid the goal with a of resource.

In the second half, Tottenham came back better and side Emerson was close to opening the scoreboard twice, both times served by Kane, but Adán was superior in both moves.

The ‘lions’, little by little, were balanced, with Ugarte important in the fight in midfield, and scared in the 67th minute, with Pedro Gonçalves tabulating with Edwards and at the entrance of the area with a weak shot for an easy defense by Lloris.

After the 70th minute, the coaches started to change the teams, but the game remained balanced and it was already in the 90th minute that Sporting had another opportunity to open the scoring, with Lloris stopping a dangerous shot from Pedro Porro.

Following the corner, taken by Pedro Gonçalves, Paulinho, who had come on for Trincão, jumped higher and headed towards the back of the goal, opening the scoring.

Coach Rúben Amorim immediately made two more exchanges, releasing Ricardo Esgaio and Arthur Gomes, with the Brazilian, a minute after joining for his debut in the team, receiving a ball on the left, passing through all the opponents that came to him. in front and fix the final result.


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