LISBOA. Sporting CP liquidates Santa Clara 4-0 with goals of Tabata (41′), P. Porro (51′), P. Sarabia (56′) and M. Edwards (78′). Sporting CP was unquestionably superior in terms of ball possession (67%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Estádio José Alvalade stadium in Lisboa on Saturday and it started at 8:30 pm local time. In front of 28,942 spectators. The referee was Hugo Filipe Ferreira de Campos Moreira Miguel who was helped by Bruno Miguel Alves Jesus and Ricardo Jorge Ferreira Santos. The 4th official was José Dinis Lopes Nunes Godinho Gorjão. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 18.2 degrees Celsius or 64.81 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 79%.
Sporting CP was in firm control of the ball 67% while Santa Clara was struggling with a 33% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Sporting CP was more pushing with 39 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 8 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Sporting CP won the match.
Sporting CP shot 19 times, 8 on target, 11 off target. Talking about the opposition, Santa Clara shot 7 times, 0 on target, 7 off target.
Sporting CP received 1 yellow card (D. Braganca). On the other side, Santa Clara received 2 yellow cards (R. Oliveira and P. Gomez).
After this contest, Sporting CP will have 85 points to sit in the 2nd place. On the opposite side, Santa Clara will stay with 40 points to hold in the 7th place.
Sporting CP – Formation
Sporting CP started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
The manager Ruben Filipe Marques Amorim decided to play with the following team: .
Sporting CP made 5 changes: Tabata for M. Edwards (59′), J. Palhinha for M. Ugarte (60′), P. Sarabia for R. Ribeiro (63′), J. Virginia for Andre Paulo (79′) and S. Coates for J. Marsa (79′).
Santa Clara – Formation
Santa Clara started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Mário Fernando Magalhães da Silva played with: .
Santa Clara made 5 changes: R. Costa for P. Gomez (57′), J. R. Romao for R. Oliveira (67′), M. Mohebi for K. Tagawa (67′), Ricardinho for O. Barreto (67′) and H. Morita for Nene (73′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Primeira Liga.