Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sporting with a great start, Benfica stunned by Marítimo

Sporting with a great start, Benfica stunned by Marítimo

Sporting seems to be back to the good old days as they battered debutant Arouca this afternoon with a 5-1 result. Marítimo shocked Benfica as they won at home against last season's runner-ups.

Sporting seems to be back to the good old days as they battered debutant Arouca this afternoon with a 5-1 result. The Newcomers were the first to score on the 19th minute through midfielder Bruno Amaro, raising some dark clouds above the heads of Sporting fans.

However, there was no need to worry as center-back Maurício (30 ') and striker Fredy Montero (38') turned the game around before halftime. In the second half, forward Wilson Eduardo (66 ') made ​​it 3-1 for the Leões (Lions) and then Montero (70', 86 ') stole the show scoring the final two goals, completing a hattrick.

Two other matches were played this afternoon as well. Belenenses lost 0-3 against Rio Ave in their return to the top. Gil Vicente hosted and defeated Académica de Coimbra by 2-0.

Marítimo shocked Benfica as they won at home against last season's runner-ups. The hosts were the first to score through new signing Derley during the first half's injury time. It was a penalty kick that the Brazilian striker did not waste.

The Águias (Eagles) equalised on the 51st minute thanks to the Spanish Under 21 international Rodrigo. However, Marítimo got back in front of the score when forward Sami made ​​it 2-1 on the 78th minute.

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