Sporting took their best on penalties and won their 7th Portuguese Cup.
Sporting defeated Benfica in the Portuguese Cup final on Sunday and won the trophy for the second consecutive year. After a draw to five goals in the Pavilion Multiusos de Gondomar, the Lions took the best in scoring penalties.
Summary: The great Lisbon derby started at full gas for the Benfica team. At 9 minutes, the incarnated team already win by 2-0, after two goals from Tolrà (2 ‘) and Robinho (9’). Sporting ‘woke up’ shortly after and began to operate the turnaround on the scoreboard.
After 11 minutes, Dieguinho reduced the away team’s lead to Nuno Dias. However, five minutes later, a new bucket of cold water leonine aspirations. Fernandinho used a refill to make the 3-1 for the Eagles.
Before the interval, Cardinal was unmarked on the right and reduced before the teams collected to the spas. And if in the first half, Benfica was better, in the second half Sporting grew.
Cavinato made it 3-3 in the 23rd minute and 25 ‘in the box. Merlin first put the lions to advantage in Gondomar. However, Roncaglio managed to equalize in the 32nd minute and led the match into extra time.
In extra time Benfica started better. In the first half of the extra time, Fernandinho made it 5-4, but in the second half, a Henmi self-goal left the tie again and the final had to be decided on penalties. On the sidelines, Gonçalo Portugal defended Robinho’s shot and the Lions ended up winning the Portuguese Cup for the second consecutive season.