Sporting today defeated Belenenses SAD by 2-1, in a friendly on Algarve soil, with an entertaining and quality first-half, in contrast to a second-half played at a very low pace.
At Estádio Algarve, captain Sandro introduced the ball into his own goal after just four minutes and ‘offered’ the advantage to the Sporting team, but Belenenses SAD responded by Alioune Ndour, in the 21st minute, although Jovane Cabral, from a penalty, had the result was sentenced during the first half, at 31.
The ‘green and white’ team started the particular one practically at an advantage, benefiting from a somewhat ridiculous own goal by Brazilian international Sandro, one of the ‘new faces’ of Belenenses SAD for this season and who already wore the captain’s armband, but who is far from the potential previously demonstrated.
On minute four, Pedro Porro shot low, with the ball bouncing off Sandro and heading towards goalkeeper Luiz Felipe, who defended against the Brazilian’s feet, throwing the ball into the back of the net, in a move of great unhappiness of the ‘blues’.
With intervention in the opening goal, Pedro Porro injured himself soon after, in the right ankle, having given the feeling of some seriousness, which forced the debut of the reinforcement Rúben Vinagre, signed from England’s Wolverhampton and adapted to the right wing.
After a threat from Bruno Tabata for a good defense by Luiz Felipe, he was also a novelty, Belenenses SAD reached equalization in the 21st minute, with a great goal by the powerful striker Alioune Ndour, the biggest highlight of the Lisbon team in this game.
Sporting regained the advantage at 31, through a penalty to punish a foul by Sandro, again being featured in the negative on Belenenses SAD’s side, over Tiago Tomás, superiorly converted by Cape Verdean Jovane Cabral, in a move validated by the video referee , used in this match as a test for the season.
Sandro’s lack of inspiration ended with a muscle injury, which forced him to leave the field of play, giving his place to Trova Boni, at a time when Nuno Santos had scored for the ‘Lions’, but the striker was out of the game. .
Before the break, Afonso Sousa’s attack on Luís Maximiano’s attentive defense is also noteworthy, but the second half allowed the two teams to refresh a little, with the entries of Portuguese internationals João Palhinha and Pedro Gonçalves on Sporting’s side, while Petit bet in Tomás Ribeiro, Sithole and César Sousa.
In a second half at a lower level, due to the stops for changes, Ndour once again disturbed the ‘Leonian’ defense, at 48, in a crossed shot that passed close to Luís Maximiano’s goal, while, on the other side, there was a Tiago Tomás’s front shot, at 76, for a great defense by the newly-entered Álvaro Ramalho.
Coach Rúben Amorim also brought in Nuno Mendes, also adapted on the right, for Rúben Vinagre’s departure, while Petit bet on his youth, with entries from Chico Teixeira, Luís Mota, Jójó, Danny Henriques and Jordan van der Gaag .
Source: Futebol 365 – Notícias by www.futebol365.pt.
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