PORTIMãO. Sporting CP succeeded in reverse the scoreline against Portimonense. Sporting CP was decisively superior in terms of ball possession (71%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Estádio Municipal de Portimão stadium in Portimão on Saturday and it started at 8:30 pm local time. The referee was Rui Manuel Gomes Costa who had the assistance of Nuno Manso and José Carlos Silva Martins. The 4th official was Carlos André Fernandes Macedo. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 17.2 degrees Celsius or 62.92 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 67%.
Sporting CP was in firm control of the ball 71% while Portimonense was struggling with a 29% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Sporting CP was putting more pressure with 66 dangerous attacks and 27 shots of which 8 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Sporting CP won the encounter.
Portimonense shot 5 times, 3 on target, 2 off target. Talking about the opposition, Sporting CP shot 27 times, 8 on target, 19 off target.
Portimonense received 2 yellow cards (F. Moufi and J. Dacosta). Regarding the opposition, Sporting CP received 2 yellow cards (R. Esgaio and S. Coates).
After playing this match, Portimonense will stay with 35 points to remain in the 12th place. On the opposite side, Sporting CP will have 82 points to hold in the 2nd place.
Portimonense – Formation
Portimonense started with a 4-4-1-1 line-up (4-4-1-1).
The manager Paulo Sérgio Bento Brito decided to play with the following team: .
Portimonense could not rely on the presence of B. Reis (injured).
Portimonense made 4 changes: Carlinhos for B. Reis (43′), J. Dacosta for Fabricio (75′), H. Jocu for Ewerton (83′) and I. Angulo for Luquinha (83′).
Sporting CP – Formation
Sporting CP started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
Ruben Filipe Marques Amorim played with: .
Sporting CP made 5 changes: M. Reis for R. Esgaio (46′), Pedro Goncalves for P. Sarabia (56′), J. Palhinha for M. Ugarte (56′), M. Nunes for D. Braganca (61′) and Tabata for R. Ribeiro (84′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Primeira Liga.