Gonçalo Ramos was equal to the activity in the Lisbon derby. Benfica and Sporting drew 2-2 this Sunday, in the sixteenth spherical of the I Liga.
The Lions had been all the time forward, with objectives from Bah (in his personal objective) and Pedro Gonçalves, however the Benfica striker all the time appeared to tie the sport.
The first objective of the sport got here from the toes of Pedro Gonçalves, who was outrun by Florentino, snaked between Benfica’s defenders and thwarted by Otamendi. Yellow for Argentina and free for Sporting. Porro shoots the wall and Vlachodimos flies to security.
Moments later, Marcus Edwards obtained the ball in midfield, the place he began till he tried to go to separate Paulinho, however Vlachodimos bought there first.
Benfica, for his or her half, tried to push the ball over the prime of the lions’ protection and, though they managed to get well a couple of occasions, they didn’t create any hazard on Adán’s objective.
But after 20 minutes, he made extra threats. Enzo Fernández will get in behind Sporting’s defence, whereas João Mário seems to shoot previous Adán’s defence. If the Spaniard was nice then, he was nice the subsequent second, stopping Rafa’s shot.
But the intention was evident even to the folks of Lisbon from Alvalade. Porro and Edwards hyperlink up on the proper, the Englishman will get on the edge and crosses in direction of objective between Trincao and Bah. Liga ended up scoring an personal objective and the scoring opened at the Estádio da Luz.
Soon, on the different facet of the subject, Nuno Santos makes a dash and crosses to the far publish, the place Porro goes to the physique of Enzo Fernández.
In the thirty seventh minute, Benfica paid and took management of the sport. The stress of the eagles, Rafa wins the ball in the space, reaches the finish and serves Gonçalo Ramos in hazard.. The Eagles struggled a bit in the minutes following the Lions’ objective, however rallied and held the Leonine protection till the objective.
The sport, which began slowly, ended up blowing up at the finish of the first half and it was 1-1 on the scoreboard.
The second half begins with Sporting’s penalty appeals. Trincão serves Paulinho in the space and the Portuguese striker falls, clashing with António Silva. Artur Soares Dias didn’t whistle, however he known as the referee and VAR confirmed a penalty. On the conversion, Pedro Gonçalves scored the second for the lions.
Within minutes of Pedro Gonçalves’ objective, Benfica returned to the pitch to cease Sporting and the Lions tried to capitalize on the Eagles’ backs.
And the dwelling staff can draw. In the sixty fourth minute, a transfer took maintain on the left facet of Benfica’s assault, the cross of Grimaldo and Gonçalo Ramos, unchallenged, drew a brand new connection to Luz.
Benfica didn’t cease the stress and had been shut to a objective in the 74th minute. A cross from the proper and Otamendi bought in the protection of Adán.
In the 78th minute, the most fun factor for Sporting was the debut of Chermiti in the first staff of the lions, when he changed Paulinho. Arthur additionally got here to go away Edwards.
Benfica stored it up and elevated the stress in the final minutes, and managed to make the most harmful sport in this a part of the sport.
However, the greatest had been the lions. Pedro Gonçalves set Chermiti apart, however the younger participant shot over.
The sport ended regardless that the outcome was the identical. With the draw, Benfica maintains the management, however loses the alternative to SC Braga and, presumably, to FC Porto. The Lions stay in fourth place in this standings, and may transfer to fifth if Casa Pia wins this spherical.
XI of Benfica: Odysseas, Bah, António Silva, Otamendi, Grimaldo; Florentino, Enzo, Aursnes, Joao Mario; Rafa and Gonçalo Ramos.
Eleven video games: Adán; Inacio, Coates, Matheus Reis; Porro, Ugarte, Pedro Gonçalves, Nuno Santos; Edwards, Trincao and Paulinho
Substitutes for Benfica: Hélton Leite, Lucas Veríssimo, Neres, Chiquinho, Gil Dias, Musa, João Neves, Morato and Draxler.
Game substitutes: Franco Israel; St. Juste, Tanlongo, Arthur, Ricardo Esgaio, José Marsá, Jovane, Chermiti and Mateus Fernandes.