[EM ATUALIZAÇÃO: 0-1 aos 71′]
The Under-23 teams from Sporting and Benfica face this afternoon (17h00) at the Aurélio Pereira Stadium. Follow here, live, the duel referring to the 14th and last round of the qualification phase of the Revelation Cup.
The first ten minutes of the match did not have major situations of imminent danger. Note for single shot framed with the goal through Diogo Cabral. A shot from the left foot that did not dent the Samuel Soares. The red guardian was attentive and took the ball with ease. It was clear that the lions wanted to reach finishing zones quickly, because they needed the three points to still be able to try to aim for the next phase. As eagles they were well positioned along the field of play and, more comfortable, they were managing the occurrences of the match.
To the 15′, O benfiquista set caused a moment of thrill near the leonine goal. Gerson Sousa, already in the area, on the right side, crossed to the opposite flank. Tiago Gouveia made a targeted reception, straightened and shot, but the ball found the path of the opposite defensive and ended up not testing Diego Calai’s reflexes. After nine minutes (24′), Rafael Brito the entrance to the area was missed, admonished with yellow cardboard and Sporting benefited from a direct free kick in a promising zone. Nazinho was in charge of hitting the foul and almost opened the scoring. An arched ball, well placed, that just didn’t enter the goal because the Benfica goalkeeper applied itself to a great level and turned to the corner.
The eagles’ response came to 30′. Rafael Rodrigues, captain of the Benfica fans this afternoon, climbed several meters down the left flank, found no pressure from the opponent, continued to advance and centered towards the second post. Gerson Sousa it was fast, gained position and headed the round, however, the direction was not the best and the ball passed a few centimeters beside the right post.
He didn’t enter at 30 ‘, he entered at 32’! Rafael Rodrigues, demonic, went back up the left flank, passed some opponents and handed over to João Resende. The striker, who was at the entrance of the area, received with his back to the goal, controlled and looked for the best option. Gerson Sousa, on the right side, said present, simulated the shot, pulled to the left foot and fired. Calai, somewhat disturbed by not seeing the ball go, defended, but the defense was incomplete and Pedro Santos appeared for the reload and consequent goal (0-1). The result did not change further until the referee sent the teams to the dressing rooms. At break: 0-1.
Aurélio Pereira Stadium
|Samuel Soares, João Tomé, António Silva, Adrian Bajrami, Rafael Rodrigues (C), Rafael Brito, Gerson Sousa, Diogo Nascimento, Pedro Santos, Tiago Gouveia and João Resende|
|Pedro Souza, Diogo Spencer, António Ribeiro, Luís Montenegro, Cher Ndour, Manuel Campos, Henrique Pereira, Diego Moreira and Luís Semedo|
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