Sporting opened the qualifying part for the Revelation Cup (under-23), this Tuesday afternoon, acquired and received, at the Estádio Aurélio Pereira (Academia Cristiano Ronaldo, Alcochete), the ‘purple lantern’ of the classification, Leixões, in a duel with a tremendous end result and nine (!) goals scored, leading to a tangential victory for the lions, by 5-4.
Remember that the collaborating groups begin this round with half of the factors received earlier than. Therefore, in the confrontation are the final two of the earlier round, with Sporting who began this stage with six factors and the Matosinense formation with 4 factors.
The guests began higher and dominated the sport, forcing the Leon protection into motion in the opening minutes. But when the lions, guided by the former Portuguese worldwide right-back João Pereira, eliminated the stress… they scored, in the 11′, at the insistence of Francisco Canário (1-0).
The striker for the green-and-whites returned to the highlight at 17 ‘: desk with Kiko Félix, who assisted for 2-0. And Francisco Canário even noticed his new aim disallowed, due to offside, at 38’.
If the third aim didn’t rely for the lions, Leixões was in a position to cut back it (2-1) shortly after, in the 40′: the referee allowed Marco Cruz’s hand on the ball and signaled a penalty, which was transformed by Tomás Couto.
Sporting didn’t lose focus and returned the benefit of two goals earlier than the break, by Marco Cruz, after the work of Francisco Canário on the left and acquired the ball in the frontal space.
And for many who thought 4 goals equaled a busy first half, the second was much more emotional, with 5 extra goals, three of them in a panoramic 5 minutes, at the restart.
Sporting made it 4-1 in the forty seventh minute, with Domingos Andrade’s correct header, following a Lucas Dias nook. And not even 60 seconds later, the lion has reached a number of goals (5-1, in 48 ‘), with the first time shot by David Moreira, at the entrance of the penalty space, after making an attempt to relieve Leixões protection.
However, Leixões responded shortly after. Good work by Fernando on the proper, serving to Rúben Candal for a strong and positioned shot, and the guests made it 5-2 with half an hour to play.
And they got here shut at 70′, with 5-3: miscommunication between goalkeeper Papuna Beruashvili and Domingos Andrade, with Arome Idache interposing.
A miscommunication between Domingos Andrade and goalkeeper Papuna Beruashvili allowed Arome Idache to take the lead and make it 5-3.
The Nigerian Idache would rating once more in the 78′, however the transfer was additionally invalidated by the referee, due to offside. But the nonconformist African striker may even rating twice, in 87′ – deflected by Rúben Candal from the left – establishing what could be the closing numbers of the sport (5-4) and making the final half in the assembly extra, and unexpectedly, thrilling, after three goals in a row in Leixões since 5-1 to the shock of the leonine protection, pressured in the final minutes to keep away from 5-5.
Sporting suffered, however secured a victorious entry into the second stage, qualifying for the Revelation Cup, and now has 9 factors. Leixões maintains 4 factors and the final place in the desk.