Sporting opened the qualification stage for the Revelation Cup (Under 23), this Tuesday afternoon, at the Estadio Aurelio Pereira (Cristiano Ronaldo Academy, Alcochete), receiving and successful a duel with the classification’s ‘crimson lantern’, Lexus, with an uncommon consequence and nine (!) goals. , leading to a 5-4 victory for the Lions.
Note that taking part groups begin this part with half the factors they gained earlier. Therefore, Sporting began this degree with six factors and Matosinense formation with 4 factors, the final two collisions in the earlier part.
The guests began properly and commanded the game, forcing the Lyon protection to work in the opening minutes. But when the Lions, led by former Portuguese worldwide proper-again Joao Pereira, took the strain off… they scored on 11′ at the insistence of Francisco Canario (1-0).
The Green-and-Whites’ striker returned to the highlight at 17′: desk with Kiko Felix, who assisted for two-0. And Francisco Canario additionally noticed his new aim disallowed for offside on 38′.
If the third aim did not depend for the Lions, Lexus managed to scale back it (2-1) quickly after, at 40′: the referee put Marco Cruz’s hand on the ball and signaled a penalty, transformed by Tomas Couto. .
Sporting didn’t lose focus and Marco Cruz restored the benefit with two goals earlier than the break after working with Francisco Canario on the left and receiving the ball in the frontal zone.
And for many who thought 4 goals was synonymous with a busy first half, the second was much more emotional, with 5 extra goals, three of them in only one beautiful 5 minutes, on the restart.
Sporting made it 4-1 in the forty seventh minute with Domingos Andrade’s correct header following a nook from Lucas Dias. And lower than 60 seconds had handed, the Lions made it a handful of goals (5-1, 48′) with David Moreira’s first-time shot at the entrance to the penalty space. Leixões safety.
However, Leixões responded shortly after. Fernando labored properly down the proper, establishing Ruben Kendall for a robust and positioned shot and the guests led 5-2 with half an hour to play.
And it is shut to 70′, 5-3: Miscommunication between goalkeeper Papuna Berushvili and Domingos Andrade, Arom Idache
A miscommunication between Domingos Andrade and goalkeeper Papuna Beruashvili allowed Arom Idashe to go forward and make it 5–3.
Nigerian Idache would rating once more on 78′, however this transfer was additionally invalidated by the referee for offside. But the non-conformist African striker would rating twice, on 87′ – deflecting Ruben Kendal from the left – to arrange what can be the last rating of the game (5-4) and make the finish of the assembly much more, and unexpectedly, thrilling, from 5-1. Leixões put the strain on in the last minutes to keep away from a 5-5 draw, stunning the Leonine protection after scoring three goals in a row.
Sporting suffered, however secured a successful entry into the second stage, certified for the Manifesto Cup and now has 9 factors. Leixões saved 4 factors and likewise final in the desk.