Alex Apolinário and Luan’s goals earned Ribatejanos their first place in the fourth round of the Portuguese Cup.
Precisely 70 years after the 1-2 defeat by Tirsense, Sporting was again eliminated from the Portuguese Cup on Thursday by a third-tier side. This time, by an Alverca who signed a gala exhibition.
Organized to defend and bold to attack, Vasco Matos’s side went through some moments of ‘tightening’ in the opening minutes, but they reacted and showed ten minutes later with a great shot from Alex Apolinário breaking the null.
A goal that ‘stunned’ the lions, who had very little ability to unbalance, not even when Jorge Silas sent captain Bruno Fernandes to the field, who did little more than a shot at the bar to score a goal. free kick.
The ‘movie’ was repeated in the second half. Vietto was close to the goal two minutes after the return of the dressing room, but it was Alverca who did the damage again, with Luan taking a mess in the penalty area to make it 2-0 final.
Alverca thus becomes the first team to stamp the passport for the fourth round of the Portuguese Cup. Sporting, however, is unable to revalidate the title that won last season.