Saturday August 31, 2013 Day 3 Finished Estádio José Alvalade

Sporting Lisbon 1 - 1 Benfica

  • Montero 10’
  • Markovic 65’

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    Sporting's Fredy Montero and Benfica's Lazar Markovic scored a goal apiece as the Portuguese Premier League's Lisbon derby ended in a 1-1 draw. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Sporting Lisbon
    • Benfica
    • 90+3' FT: Sporting Lisbon 1-1 Benfica
    • 90' We're into added time in the Lisbon derby.
    • 86' Montero pulling out a fine save from Artur. The Colombian drilling in a free-kick from 30 yards out along the floor which made it tough.
    • 87' It's a frantic end to the game. Late challenges aplenty, with players getting caught out of position. Will we see a winning goal tonight?
    • 84' Jefferson coming off for Sporting with 'No.9' Slimani introduced for the home side. A defender for an attacker.
    • 82' Capel working the keeper again from long-range. Cutting inside on to that left-peg again, but dragging a shot a little too wide of the Benfica goal.
    • 80' We've had 18 corners this evening, 11 for Sporting, 7 for Benfica. No goals from any, which is disappointing.
    • 78' A shot on target for Adrien Silva from the free-kick. Artur unable to hold the ball, so palms over his own crossbar.
    • 77' Maxi Pereira is treading on thin ice here, having already been booked. A bodycheck on Jefferson gives Sporting a great chance to test Artur.
    • 76' Interesting to see how you're voting in Eurosport's Player Ratings section below. Andre Martins taking some acclaim with a steady performance. Good scores for other Sporting players.
    • 75' Good, direct wing-play from Spaniard Diego Capel. Coming in from the right on to his strong left-foot, he fires the ball into the side-netting.
    • 73' Sporting make their second sub of the game: Carillo heading off, with Diego Capel coming on.
    • 72' Noticing betting odds of around 4/1 for Sporting to score the next goal, which is incredible, really. Just shows how much Benfica have improved since the break.
    • 70' Cedric is down on the floor with an ankle injury. Sporting can still make two more changes, but the full-back seems OK.
    • 68' Benfica on the counter-attack and Nemanja Matic driving the ball wide with his left-foot from 25 yards.
    • 68' Artur punches clear from Jefferson's wicked free-kick from the right-hand side, inswinging and crying out for a Benfica player to get on the end of it.
    • 66' Maxi Pereira's long-throw causing all-sorts of problems inside the Sporting box, but Luisao couldn't get high enough to head towards goal.
    • 64' GOOOOOOL! Benfica are level. Excellent goal: breaking into the box was Markovic and he ghosts clear of three defenders before rolling the ball into the net. 1-1.
    • 62' Fredy Montero on the floor after a rough challenge. He's back on his feet though, which is encouraging for Sporting.
    • 62' The referee resumed play fairly quickly from the set-piece with Silva almost picking out Mauricio inside the box. That caught Benfica off-guard.
    • 61' We have an Englishman ready to join us: Eric Dier replaces Wilson Eduardo.
    • 60' 60-minute Summary: The game still fairly open, both sides looking decent in attack, but still not willing to push that extra man forward to find a goal.
    • 58' Cardozo heading wide from 15 yards out, latching on to a cross from Maxi Pereira on the right-hand side. Not troubling Rui Patricio though.
    • 56' Cedric fires a low, drilled shot from 35 yards which Artur manages to keep hold of in his arms after it looked like it would squrim away.
    • 55' Benfica definitely look more purposeful with Cardozo in attack. They've won their fourth corner of the evening.
    • 53' Sporting's Carillo receives a caution after pulling back Maxi Pereira. Although, both players were doing the exact same, in truth.
    • 51' Cardozo's first involvement in the game is to come colliding through the back of Jefferson.
    • 50' Cardozo comes on, with Nico Gaitan already off the field.
    • 49' CLOSE! Best chance of the match for Benfica. Lima breaking into the box, past one, two, three; but failing to find the net. The ball fell to Rodrigo who saw his shot saved.
    • 48' The match resumes with Benfica down to 10 men.
    • 47' Gaitan is on the deck. He won't play much more in this match. It does seem to be Cardozo who has been selected to enter the fray. A personnel and tactical switch beckoning ...
    • 46' Worrying for Jorge Jesus with Nico Gaitan looking like he pulled his hamstring, as he delivered from the left-wing.
    • 45' It should be noted: there's still no sign of Oscar Cardozo joining the game at all. A massive sub-plot surrounding this game with Cardozo out of the team.
    • 45' It's Sporting CP to kick-off.
    • 45' Benfica have returned to the pitch. We're still waiting on the home side before kicking off. Markovic gets his final instructions.
    • 45' HT: Sporting CP 1-0 Benfica
    • 45+3' Markovic has come on for Salvio - but the referee blows for HT. He didn't even get a run around on the pitch!
    • 45' While the game continues, Eduardo Salvio limps down the tunnel and Benfica continue with 10 men. He probably won't return for the second half.
    • 45' It's a booking for the Uruguayan full-back for that challenge on Jefferson. Late, reckless and sything down the Sporting man.
    • 44' Maxi Pereira's challenge sparks a bit of a rammy between the two sets of players. The crowd going mental with a minute remaining in the half.
    • 42' Oh, soft foul from Jefferson on Salvio and the referee gives Benfica a free-kick. There didn't look like there was any contact between the two players. Sporting ain't happy ...
    • 41' Benfica will make an early change: Ruben Amorim will fill the role of Enzo Perez who has left the pitch.
    • 40' Matic picks up the second caution of the evening for a slap in Fredy Montero's face.
    • 38' Enzo Perez receiving treatment for a second time. It looks like he's still a bit dazed from the earlier incident. Jorge Jesus is speaking to his backroom staff.
    • 37' Touch-and-hit from Andre Martins, 25 yards from goal. Adrien Silva with the donkey work beforehand, creating the room to lay-off the young midfielder at the edge of the box.
    • 36' This time, a corner at the other end for Benfica with captain Luisao trying to get on the end of it, among a ruck of players. Outcome was a goal-kick to Sporting.
    • 34' Ambitious attempt from Adrien Silva. But excellent play in midfield from him, swivelling clear of a Benfica duo, then breaking clear in the centre of the pitch. His 30-yard effort wasn't too impressive.
    • 32' Huge chance for Benfica, coming down the left-hand side was Cortez and his delivery squeezed through the Sporting rearguard to Eduardo Salvio who blazes over from a few yards out.
    • 30' Stern words from both coaches: Fredy Montero getting a pat-on-the-back from his coach, while Jorge Jesus is gesturing frantically with one or two defenders about their shape so far.
    • 29' OUCH! Enzo Perez goes down in a heap after Jefferson's clearance cannons off his face. That looked a sore one.
    • 27' A definite tactic of Sporting to use the wide-areas as much as possible. Andre Martins is making some deep runs on the right-flank, while the left-sided duo is looking dangerous.
    • 26' Adrien Silva's corner kick - Sporting's ninth - goes to the near-post with Mauricio rising first to nod the ball wide.
    • 25' Inviting cross-ball from Andre Martins, who has been excellent so far, almost landing on the head of Mauricio, but Artur took control of the situation.
    • 25' Sporting fans beying for Ezequiel Garay, a target for Manchester United, to be added to the book for a clumsy challenge on Montero.
    • 23' Another corner-kick from Sporting. It's a cross from Andre Martins, which Artur gets a strong hand to clear inside his six-yard box.
    • 21' Benfica in possession, but they are finding difficulties to break clear of Sporting's first line of attacking pressing. Good pressure from the home side.
    • 20' Such a waste from Adrien Silva. Excellent crossing opportunity from the set-piece, 37m from goal, but his delivery goes sailing out of the pitch.
    • 19' Montero looking lively in attack. Of course, remember he's only on loan to Sporting from MLS club Seattle Sounders.
    • 17' Clever idea from Nico Gaitan trying to thread a ball through the Sporting defence, with Matic probing, but sweeped up in the end by Sporting.
    • 15' Benfica clip the crossbar from about five-yards out. Rodrigo's header was too high, when he could've finished off a dangerous long-throw from right-back Maxi Pereira.
    • 14' Benfica's first push forward; Maxi Pereira wins a corner-kick for the away side.
    • 13' Sporting attack down the left-hand side; Jefferson delivering from the left-wing to the back-post, but Wilson Eduardo's header is straight into the GK's hands.
    • 12' Benfica coach Jorge Jesus ponders over what he's seeing on the touchline. He's already came in for some criticism from certain quarters.
    • 11' Montero has had a good start to life in Portugal with a hat-trick on his home debut on Matchday One.
    • 9' GOAL! GOAL GOAL! Sporting lead 1-0. Delightful combination between Fredy Montero and Andre Martins, the latter delivering an inch-perfect cross for Montero to head across the keeper and into the net.
    • 8' Early booking for Sporting's Marco Rojo. A simple professional foul as Benfica came forward.
    • 7' Sporting, perhaps just shading it so far, with most of the ball - most corners - and the only shot on goal. Benfica yet to settle into the game.
    • 5' Sporting CP have both of their league matches so far with nine goals scored. Impressive.
    • 4' William pulls out the first-save from Artur with a low, drilled 20-yard shot which is saved by the keeper's midrift. We've seen five early corners to Sporting so far.
    • 3' A flurry of corner-kicks now for Sporting CP. None testing so far; this is their third effort.
    • 1' But it's Sporting CP who win the first corner-kick. Lovely skill from Carilllo, but his cross aimed for the far-post is headed behind by Cortez.
    • 1' Early spell in the opponents box for Benfica. The long-throw from Cortez not forcing any problems.
    • 0' Benfica Kick-Off!
    • 20:00 A moment of remembrance before kick-off in Lisbon. Looks like an excellent atmosphere inside the Jose Alvalade.
    • 19:56 Around five minutes until kick-off in Lisbon. How do you see this one going? Score Predictions?
    • 19:53 This might only be the third match of the season - but what a game, indeed. Derby Eterno between Sporting and Benfica. The away side leaving out Fejsa and Funes Mori, two new signings, from their line-up.
    • 19:45 TEAMS: Sporting CP: Rui Patrício; Cédric, Maurício, Rojo, Jefferson; Carvalho, Adrien, André Martins; Carrillo, Wilson Eduardo, Montero… Subs: Capel, Magrao, Rinuado, Marcelo, Slimani, Weldinho, Dier /// Benfica: Artur; Bruno Cortez, Garay, Luisão, Maxi Pereira; Matic, Enzo Pérez, Gaitán, Salvio; Rodrigo, Lima… Subs: Paulo Lopes, Jardel, Ruben Amorim, Djuricic, Sulejmani, Markovic and Cardozo.
    • 19:37 Good evening. Welcome to the live commentary of Sporting-Benfica on Eurosport. We've still got about 30 minutes until kick-off so tune in then for all the action.
  • Summary

    • 64' GOOOOOOL! Benfica are level. Excellent goal: breaking into the box was Markovic and he ghosts clear of three defenders before rolling the ball into the net. 1-1.
    • 53' Sporting's Carillo receives a caution after pulling back Maxi Pereira. Although, both players were doing the exact same, in truth.
    • 45' It's a booking for the Uruguayan full-back for that challenge on Jefferson. Late, reckless and sything down the Sporting man.
    • 40' Matic picks up the second caution of the evening for a slap in Fredy Montero's face.
    • 9' GOAL! GOAL GOAL! Sporting lead 1-0. Delightful combination between Fredy Montero and Andre Martins, the latter delivering an inch-perfect cross for Montero to head across the keeper and into the net.
    • 8' Early booking for Sporting's Marco Rojo. A simple professional foul as Benfica came forward.

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