Sporting gained, this Sunday, the derby towards FC Porto (4-2), in the opening spherical of the I Division of curler hockey, in a recreation with a quicker first half and a extra calculated second.
In a whim of the calendar, the first matchday dictated a direct confrontation between two of the primary candidates to win the nationwide title at the Pavilhão João Rocha, in Lisbon.
With a brand new coach and even new folks answerable for the curler hockey part, Sporting opens the championship with the intention of FC Porto to beat the latest defeat in the António Livramento Supercup, towards Benfica .
The start of the match was promising, in an assault towards the file of the assault, with each groups searching for the reverse objective with velocity and Sporting taking the first harmful scenario with a shot on the publish by Toni Perez, in the sixth minute.
In the subsequent minute, FC Porto was efficient and opened the scoring, with a rebound by Xavi Barroso, after the first save by Ângelo Girão.
The recreation continued quick and Sporting had a direct free kick, however Gonzalo Romero wasted that chance.
The Argentine will as soon as once more be the protagonist, this time efficiently, in the tenth minute, when he assisted João Souto for the equalizer and, once more in the nineteenth, when he suffered a penalty , which he transformed for the turnaround.
However, FC Porto was nonetheless alive in the recreation and, at 21, restored parity, additionally with a penalty to punish Ângelo Girão’s knock down on Carlo Di Benedetto. Gonçalo Alves was referred to as to attain to tie the recreation.
With the groups even, each approached a extra cautious posture in the second half, and, in the final interval, Sporting was happier, by an excellent mixture that Matias Platero completed in place, in 44.
The “lion” continued – and certainly – the command of the scoreboard and, greater than a minute from the finish, scored the calm objective, by Toni Perez, who was requested in the objective of Porto, after a pressured transfer by Ferran Font.
The fourth objective confirms the sportinguista victory and the entrance to win for the “lions” in the I Division, FC Porto accounts for the second consecutive defeat, each towards the opponents.
Play at the João Rocha Pavilion, in Lisbon.
Sporting – FC Porto, 4-2.
At half time: 2-2.
0-1, Xavi Barroso, 07 minutes.
1-1, João Souto, 10.
2-1, Gonzalo Romero, 19 (penalty).
2-2, Gonçalo Alves, 21 (penalty).
3-2, Matias Platero, 44.
4-2, Toni Perez, 49.
Under the referee of Pedro Silva and João Duarte, the groups lined up:
– Sporting: Ângelo Girão, Alessandro Verona, Toni Pérez, Matías Platero and Gonzalo Romero. Also taking part in: João Souto, Ferran Font and Henrique Magalhães.
Coach: Alejandro Dominguez.
– FC Porto: Xavi Malian, Xavi Barroso, Gonçalo Alves, Telmo Pinto and Rafa Costa. Also taking part in: Tomás Mena, Carlo Di Benedetto and Roc Pujadas.
Coach: Ricardo Ares.
Attendance: about 1,200 spectators.