Spanish team defeated Sporting on penalties.
Sporting lost on penalties in the Troféu Cinco Violinos in football, which is also the presentation game to the members, against Spanish Sevilla, by 6-5, after the 1-1 verified in regular time.
The Andalusians opened the scoring through Mexico’s Jesús Corona, in the 15th minute, but Paulinho tied the match in the final stage, in the 82nd minute. From the 11-meter mark, the young Ghanaian Fatawu was the only one to miss, when he shot the beam.
Forward Francisco Trincao, loaned by the Spanish from Barcelona, started the match as a starter, replacing Pablo Sarabia, in an eleven identical to last season’s base, with Rúben Amorim maintaining the usual 3x4x3 tactical scheme.
In this way, Sporting started with central Gonçalo Inácio, “captain” Coates and Matheus Reis in front of goalkeeper Adán, with Pedro Porro and Nuno Santos on the wings. The midfield was given to Ugarte and Matheus Nunes, while Pedro Gonçalves and Paulinho joined, in the attacking front, the Portuguese international reinforcement Trincão.
At a level of intensity still far from what is required when games are going to hurt, the lions came in uninspired and without great ideas to counter the formation of ex-FC Porto Julen Lopetegui, who saw another former figure of the white and blues open the active, at 15.
The Mexican Jesús Corona, who left the Dragons in the middle of last season, took advantage of the defensive error of the Sporting players, which started with a bad clearance by Adán, in the direction of an opposing player, with the back axis out of position, to finish, without difficulties.
During the first hydration break, in the middle of the first half, Rúben Amorim was forced to bet earlier on another “new face” of the squad, the Japanese Morita, instead of the played Ugarte, but the slow rhythm remained until the rest, when , at 45+1, Nuno Santos fired, from afar, on the rebound to a corner, for a good save by Bono.
Sporting kept the same eleven in the second half, unlike Sevilla, who made seven changes, with the leonine team – with the third kit, presented at half-time -, appearing with a “clean face” and approaching with more danger in the last third.
However, the first moments of the complementary stage were marked by a huge confusion led by Marcos Acuña, with tempers rising in the technical area of the lions and also in the stands, with the fans showing their great displeasure with the attitude of the ex-sportinguist, replaced with many whistles.
In the 62nd minute, Matheus Reis headed alone to the near post, following a corner, narrowly missing the target, preceding two other changes in Sporting: Matheus Nunes and Trincão left, Marcus Edwards came in and Rochinha was signed.
With Pedro Gonçalves coming back and teaming up with Morita in the brain, the newcomer came very close to equalizing the game, at 75, in a beautiful individual job, in which he “dribbled” to the goalkeeper, but the finish was against the side mesh of the goal.
Sporting’s insistence in this second half ended up “bearing fruit” in the 82nd, in a “bomb” by Paulinho to tie the game, after recovery and a pass from Pedro Gonçalves.
Until the final whistle, Bruno Tabata and Fatawu also came in, in addition to a fall by Marcus Edwards inside the area, which was signaled by referee António Nobre, but who, with the help of the video referee, ended up reversing the decision.
With equality at the end of regulation time, the winner of the Five Violins Trophy had to be known through the penalty spot, in which Sevilla were stronger, due to Fatawu’s shot to the crossbar, in the sixth shot of the decision.
Game held at José Alvalade Stadium, in Lisbon.
Sporting – Seville, 1-1, 5-6 on penalties.
At half-time: 0-1.
0-1, Jesus Corona, 15 minutes.
1-1, Paulinho, 82.
Scorers in the penalty shoot-out:
1-1, Pedro Porro.
1-2, Lucas Ocampos.
2-2, Pedro Goncalves.
2-3, Papu Gomez.
3-4, Joan Jordan.
4-4, Bruno Tabata.
5-5, Marcus Edwards.
5-6, Gonzalo Montiel.
5-6, Fatawu (to the bar).
– Sporting: Adán, Gonçalo Inácio, Coates, Matheus Reis, Porro, Ugarte, Matheus Nunes, Nuno Santos, Pedro Gonçalves, Trincao and Paulinho. Also playing: Morita, Rochinha, Marcus Edwards, Bruno Tabata and Abdul Fatawu.
Coach: Rúben Amorim.
– Seville: Bono, Jesús Navas, Rekik, Carmona, Marcos Acuña, Ivan Rakitic, Fernando, Óliver Torres, Erik Lamela, Jesus Corona and Rafa Mir. Also playing: Dmitrovic, Gudelj, Thhomas Delaney, En-Nesyri, Papu Gómez, Munir Mohamed, Joan Jordán, Pablo Pérez, Lucas Ocampos, Gonzalo Montiel, Kike Salas, Suso, Pedro Ortiz and Iván Romero,
Coach: Julen Lopetegui.
Referee: António Nobre (AF Leiria).
Disciplinary action: yellow card for Marcos Acuña (54), Bruno Tabata (54), Marcus Edwards (88) and Pablo Pérez (88).
Attendance: 31,075 spectators.