Sporting beat FC Porto earlier in the tournament

Sporting received, this Sunday, the derby in opposition to FC Porto (4-2), in the opening of the I Division of curler hockey, in a recreation with the first half and the second counting the most.

In the calendar, the first day of the recreation ordered a direct confrontation between the candidates for the nationwide title at the Pavilhão João Rocha, in Lisbon.

With a brand new coach and new folks in the subject of curler hockey, Sporting opened the competitors with FC Porto with the intention of overcoming the latest defeat in the António Livramento Supercup, in opposition to Benfica.

The starting of the recreation was encouraging, in opposition to the background of the assault, each groups on the lookout for a aim in opposition to the velocity and Sporting bought the first downside by taking pictures with Toni Perez, in the sixth minute.

In the subsequent minute, FC Porto did effectively and opened the scoring, due to the return of Xavi Barroso, after the first save by Ângelo Girão.

The recreation continued rapidly and Sporting had a direct shot, however Gonzalo Romero wasted the alternative.

The Argentine will once more be the protagonist, this time higher, in the tenth minute, when he helped João Souto for the equalizer and, once more in the nineteenth, when he suffered a penalty, which he transformed to transform.

However, FC Porto had been nonetheless alive in the recreation and, at 21, they restored parity, and in a penalty kick Ângelo Girão introduced down Carlo Di Benedetto. He was known as to satisfy Gonçalo Alves tied the match.

With the groups although, they each approached extra fastidiously in the second half, and, in the closing interval, Sporting was very pleased, by way of a great mixture that was accomplished by Matias Platero in the space, on 44.

The “Lion” resumed – and decisively – command of the scoreboard and, simply over a minute from the finish, scored a relaxed aim, with Toni Perez, requested for the aim of Porto, after insisting on the transfer of Ferran Font.

The fourth aim confirmed the victory of the sportinguista and entered to win the “lions” in Division I, FC Porto counts the second defeat in a row, each in opposition to their opponents.

Games at the João Rocha Pavilion, in Lisbon.

Sporting – FC Porto, 4-2.

At halftime: 2-2.


0-1, Xavi Barroso, 07 min.

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.

Led by Pedro Silva and João Duarte, the groups joined:

– Players: Ângelo Girão, Alessandro Verona, Toni Pérez, Matías Platero and Gonzalo Romero. Also enjoying: João Souto, Ferran Font and Henrique Magalhães.

Coach: Alejandro Domínguez.

– FC Porto: Xavi Malian, Xavi Barroso, Gonçalo Alves, Telmo Pinto and Rafa Costa. Also starring: Tomás Mena, Carlo Di Benedetto and Roc Pujadas.

Coach: Ricardo Ares.

Attendance: about 1,200 spectators.


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