FT: Sporting Lisbon 1-1 Benfica
- 2nd Half
- Ruben Amorim85'
- Wilson EduardoDier62'
- 1st Half
- PérezRuben Amorim43'
Sporting Lisbon - Benfica
SuperLiga - 1 September 2013
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We're into added time in the Lisbon derby.
Montero pulling out a fine save from Artur. The Colombian drilling in a free-kick from 30 yards out along the floor which made it tough.
It's a frantic end to the game. Late challenges aplenty, with players getting caught out of position. Will we see a winning goal tonight?
Jefferson coming off for Sporting with 'No.9' Slimani introduced for the home side. A defender for an attacker.
Capel working the keeper again from long-range. Cutting inside on to that left-peg again, but dragging a shot a little too wide of the Benfica goal.
We've had 18 corners this evening, 11 for Sporting, 7 for Benfica. No goals from any, which is disappointing.
A shot on target for Adrien Silva from the free-kick. Artur unable to hold the ball, so palms over his own crossbar.
Maxi Pereira is treading on thin ice here, having already been booked. A bodycheck on Jefferson gives Sporting a great chance to test Artur.
Interesting to see how you're voting in Eurosport's Player Ratings section below. Andre Martins taking some acclaim with a steady performance. Good scores for other Sporting players.
Good, direct wing-play from Spaniard Diego Capel. Coming in from the right on to his strong left-foot, he fires the ball into the side-netting.
Sporting make their second sub of the game: Carillo heading off, with Diego Capel coming on.
Noticing betting odds of around 4/1 for Sporting to score the next goal, which is incredible, really. Just shows how much Benfica have improved since the break.
Cedric is down on the floor with an ankle injury. Sporting can still make two more changes, but the full-back seems OK.
Benfica on the counter-attack and Nemanja Matic driving the ball wide with his left-foot from 25 yards.
Artur punches clear from Jefferson's wicked free-kick from the right-hand side, inswinging and crying out for a Benfica player to get on the end of it.
Maxi Pereira's long-throw causing all-sorts of problems inside the Sporting box, but Luisao couldn't get high enough to head towards goal.
GOOOOOOL! Benfica are level. Excellent goal: breaking into the box was Markovic and he ghosts clear of three defenders before rolling the ball into the net. 1-1.
Fredy Montero on the floor after a rough challenge. He's back on his feet though, which is encouraging for Sporting.
The referee resumed play fairly quickly from the set-piece with Silva almost picking out Mauricio inside the box. That caught Benfica off-guard.
We have an Englishman ready to join us: Eric Dier replaces Wilson Eduardo.
60-minute Summary: The game still fairly open, both sides looking decent in attack, but still not willing to push that extra man forward to find a goal.
Cardozo heading wide from 15 yards out, latching on to a cross from Maxi Pereira on the right-hand side. Not troubling Rui Patricio though.
Cedric fires a low, drilled shot from 35 yards which Artur manages to keep hold of in his arms after it looked like it would squrim away.
Benfica definitely look more purposeful with Cardozo in attack. They've won their fourth corner of the evening.
Sporting's Carillo receives a caution after pulling back Maxi Pereira. Although, both players were doing the exact same, in truth.
Cardozo's first involvement in the game is to come colliding through the back of Jefferson.
Cardozo comes on, with Nico Gaitan already off the field.
CLOSE! Best chance of the match for Benfica. Lima breaking into the box, past one, two, three; but failing to find the net. The ball fell to Rodrigo who saw his shot saved.
The match resumes with Benfica down to 10 men.
Gaitan is on the deck. He won't play much more in this match. It does seem to be Cardozo who has been selected to enter the fray. A personnel and tactical switch beckoning ...
Worrying for Jorge Jesus with Nico Gaitan looking like he pulled his hamstring, as he delivered from the left-wing.
It should be noted: there's still no sign of Oscar Cardozo joining the game at all. A massive sub-plot surrounding this game with Cardozo out of the team.
It's Sporting CP to kick-off.
Benfica have returned to the pitch. We're still waiting on the home side before kicking off. Markovic gets his final instructions.
HT: Sporting CP 1-0 Benfica
Markovic has come on for Salvio - but the referee blows for HT. He didn't even get a run around on the pitch!
While the game continues, Eduardo Salvio limps down the tunnel and Benfica continue with 10 men. He probably won't return for the second half.
It's a booking for the Uruguayan full-back for that challenge on Jefferson. Late, reckless and sything down the Sporting man.
Maxi Pereira's challenge sparks a bit of a rammy between the two sets of players. The crowd going mental with a minute remaining in the half.
Oh, soft foul from Jefferson on Salvio and the referee gives Benfica a free-kick. There didn't look like there was any contact between the two players. Sporting ain't happy ...
Benfica will make an early change: Ruben Amorim will fill the role of Enzo Perez who has left the pitch.
Matic picks up the second caution of the evening for a slap in Fredy Montero's face.
Enzo Perez receiving treatment for a second time. It looks like he's still a bit dazed from the earlier incident. Jorge Jesus is speaking to his backroom staff.
Touch-and-hit from Andre Martins, 25 yards from goal. Adrien Silva with the donkey work beforehand, creating the room to lay-off the young midfielder at the edge of the box.
This time, a corner at the other end for Benfica with captain Luisao trying to get on the end of it, among a ruck of players. Outcome was a goal-kick to Sporting.
Ambitious attempt from Adrien Silva. But excellent play in midfield from him, swivelling clear of a Benfica duo, then breaking clear in the centre of the pitch. His 30-yard effort wasn't too impressive.
Huge chance for Benfica, coming down the left-hand side was Cortez and his delivery squeezed through the Sporting rearguard to Eduardo Salvio who blazes over from a few yards out.
Stern words from both coaches: Fredy Montero getting a pat-on-the-back from his coach, while Jorge Jesus is gesturing frantically with one or two defenders about their shape so far.
OUCH! Enzo Perez goes down in a heap after Jefferson's clearance cannons off his face. That looked a sore one.
A definite tactic of Sporting to use the wide-areas as much as possible. Andre Martins is making some deep runs on the right-flank, while the left-sided duo is looking dangerous.
Adrien Silva's corner kick - Sporting's ninth - goes to the near-post with Mauricio rising first to nod the ball wide.
Inviting cross-ball from Andre Martins, who has been excellent so far, almost landing on the head of Mauricio, but Artur took control of the situation.
Sporting fans beying for Ezequiel Garay, a target for Manchester United, to be added to the book for a clumsy challenge on Montero.
Another corner-kick from Sporting. It's a cross from Andre Martins, which Artur gets a strong hand to clear inside his six-yard box.
Benfica in possession, but they are finding difficulties to break clear of Sporting's first line of attacking pressing. Good pressure from the home side.
Such a waste from Adrien Silva. Excellent crossing opportunity from the set-piece, 37m from goal, but his delivery goes sailing out of the pitch.
Montero looking lively in attack. Of course, remember he's only on loan to Sporting from MLS club Seattle Sounders.
Clever idea from Nico Gaitan trying to thread a ball through the Sporting defence, with Matic probing, but sweeped up in the end by Sporting.
Benfica clip the crossbar from about five-yards out. Rodrigo's header was too high, when he could've finished off a dangerous long-throw from right-back Maxi Pereira.
Benfica's first push forward; Maxi Pereira wins a corner-kick for the away side.
Sporting attack down the left-hand side; Jefferson delivering from the left-wing to the back-post, but Wilson Eduardo's header is straight into the GK's hands.
Benfica coach Jorge Jesus ponders over what he's seeing on the touchline. He's already came in for some criticism from certain quarters.
Montero has had a good start to life in Portugal with a hat-trick on his home debut on Matchday One.
GOAL! GOAL GOAL! Sporting lead 1-0. Delightful combination between Fredy Montero and Andre Martins, the latter delivering an inch-perfect cross for Montero to head across the keeper and into the net.
Early booking for Sporting's Marco Rojo. A simple professional foul as Benfica came forward.
Sporting, perhaps just shading it so far, with most of the ball - most corners - and the only shot on goal. Benfica yet to settle into the game.
Sporting CP have both of their league matches so far with nine goals scored. Impressive.
William pulls out the first-save from Artur with a low, drilled 20-yard shot which is saved by the keeper's midrift. We've seen five early corners to Sporting so far.
A flurry of corner-kicks now for Sporting CP. None testing so far; this is their third effort.
But it's Sporting CP who win the first corner-kick. Lovely skill from Carilllo, but his cross aimed for the far-post is headed behind by Cortez.
Early spell in the opponents box for Benfica. The long-throw from Cortez not forcing any problems.
A moment of remembrance before kick-off in Lisbon. Looks like an excellent atmosphere inside the Jose Alvalade.
Around five minutes until kick-off in Lisbon. How do you see this one going? Score Predictions?
This might only be the third match of the season - but what a game, indeed. Derby Eterno between Sporting and Benfica. The away side leaving out Fejsa and Funes Mori, two new signings, from their line-up.
TEAMS: Sporting CP: Rui Patrício; Cédric, Maurício, Rojo, Jefferson; Carvalho, Adrien, André Martins; Carrillo, Wilson Eduardo, Montero… Subs: Capel, Magrao, Rinuado, Marcelo, Slimani, Weldinho, Dier /// Benfica: Artur; Bruno Cortez, Garay, Luisão, Maxi Pereira; Matic, Enzo Pérez, Gaitán, Salvio; Rodrigo, Lima… Subs: Paulo Lopes, Jardel, Ruben Amorim, Djuricic, Sulejmani, Markovic and Cardozo.
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