One by one, party only for Sporting – Sport

One point for each and one more than likely end point in the top league accounts.

Benfica and FC Porto shared the result that leaves the treadmill extended to the Sporting title, which may already be champion in the next round, against Boavista.

And if the gold is delivered to the men of Alvalade, right next door, in Luz, FC Porto still managed to hold on to the valuable silver, maintaining the advantage in the fight for the millions of direct access to the Champions League.Calculations done, let’s go to the game. Jesus with three defenses, Conceição without formula Champions, opting for the preferred 4x4x2, with Luis Díaz, curiously the author of the first shot of the match, without danger.With the concentration levels at maximum, space was scarce at the start of the match, the number of fouls multiplied – there would be 34 at the end – and both teams tried to explore the depth with long passes. In one of these moves, Marega appears, at 20 ‘, who meets Taremi in the area. The Iranian misses the goal.FC Porto forgave, Benfica did not. Everton Cebolinha ends with a beautiful shot in a bow that mixed art and luck. Marchesín without a chance. 1-0.At a disadvantage, the dragons went further ahead, but without really bothering Helton Leite. Uribe became a midfield monster, with only a lack of accuracy when shooting at goal.Now, Benfica was on the lookout for the error and Rafa, isolated on a counterattack, was carried by Manafá. Marked penalty, a decision that the VAR reversed out of play.Same tone in the second part. Marega opening with a shot to defend Leite (50 ‘) and the eagles to suffer’ another ‘penalty, again reversed by VAR – it was Diogo Gonçalves stepping on Zaidu and not the other way around.The coaches went to the bank and FC Porto profited – João Mário found Uribe and the third time was for good. Ball at angle and 1-1. The ending was crazy. Party game, everyone in search of victory. Pepe escaped the expulsion and the blue-and-whites escaped defeat by centimeters – first a ball deflected by Marchesín to the bar and then Pizzi scored, in the discounts, but the VAR spoiled the party. Darwin 30 centimeters out of play. Nobody totally happy in Luz. Next door, in Alvalade, the champagne is on point. Or two, more specifically. n

The men of goals
Uribe was the face of the soul and the desire of the Portistas until the end. He dominated the midfield and ended up scoring on the last of the three opportunities he had. Everton was effective in the first window he had. Archery was a moment of rare beauty in the game.

Inertia and inefficiency

Benfica stayed too long in expectation, with FC Porto staying on top for much of the game – in fact, so much risked Conceição in the victory that he was losing the game in the end. Note for Taremi’s inefficiency, another failure in a decisive classic.

Pepe pardoned

Assisted in a precious way by the VAR in two penalties scored for Benfica – one out of play and the other by stepping on Diogo Gonçalves in Zaidu – and in the goal annulled to Pizzi in the discounts. He lost his second yellow card to Pepe, at 80 ‘.DISCIPLINE
Lions are a title win away
After the result of this Thursday, at Estádio da Luz, Sporting is two points away from being national champion. A victory against Boavista, next Tuesday, in Alvalade, guarantees the title to the lions. However, this may not even be necessary, because if FC Porto does not win on Monday against Farense, at Estádio do Dragão, Sporting is the champion on the couch, three days before the end of the championship.

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