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Sporting CP: Welcome to the Jungle

Esforço, Dedicação, Devoção e Glória
Started on 17 November 2015 by Murtagh
Latest Reply on 5 February 2016 by ninjaskill

Sporting 3-3 Belenenses - Round 23 Team
Rui Patrício, Esgaio, Vlaar, Balanta, Jonathan, Paulista, Aquilani, Gelson ( Zivkovic 82'),
Matheus ( Mané 72'), Slimani ( Montero 24')

Balanta 11', Matheus 13', Montero 34'. Betinho 31' 58', Sturgeon 35' Assists

Dynamo Kyiv 2-2 Sporting - Round of 16, First Leg Team
Rui Patrício, João Pereira, Vlaar, Naldo, Jefferson, Adrien, João Mário, Aquilani ( Paulista 62'), Zivkovic ( Gelson 62'), Mané, Teo

Mané 16', João Mário 81'. Derlis 28', Naldo og 64' Assists

Man of the Match
João Mário

Sporting 0-1 União da Madeira - Round 24 Team
Rui Patrício, João Pereira, Vlaar ( Gelson 81'), Balanta, Jonathan, João Mário, Aquilani,
Zivkovic ( Matheus 52'), Bryan Ruiz ( Mané 52'), Teo, Montero

Amilton 45'
Not the greatest month, and you're certainly lacking Carvalho's presence. Them two away goals vs Dynamo are crucial, though!
Gripping ! keep it up. Nice tactics love the way your dominating the league. Tried to make my own 4222 one that didn't go down to well can't get the balance so sticking with the 23221, working a dream so far with sporting.

Keep these updates flowing
Jack: Indeed, I didn't though I would miss William as much :(

Too_Fortunate: Thanks for the support! Glad you're doing fine ;)


Slimani, in the picture above in front of the Sporting fans, that took a big image of Jorge Jesus beating Rui Vitória to the last month Derby in Estádio da Luz, as seen in the picture, is out due to injury.
The argelian man received a harsh blow to the knee. It was in Alvalade in the other Lisbon Derby, against Belenenses, that at the 24' Slimani got out of the pitch. Slimani was another nuclear player to be unable on the match against Dynamo, after William's injury earlier this month.
The Lions striker will be out for 3 months, and few believe he can be back before the end of the season.
An harsh twist to Jorge Jesus's plans, that plays frequently with Slimani in the front of the green-and-whites attack.
Slimani has stated that he's very sad with this injury, and promised to work hard to get back as soon as possible.

The serbian, Zivkovic, will be out for 2 to 3 weeks, after an injury in a training session a couple days after the match against União da Madeira.
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8 yearsEdited


Peter Boles?aw Schmeichel (b. 1963, November 18)
Schmeichel arrived at Sporting in 1999, with 36 years old. He had just won the Champions League with Manchester United, and said he was too tired to play at the high level of the english football.
For global surprise, the great danish goalkeeper signed a two-year deal with the Lions.
In his first season at Sporting, he was a key-player to the Primeira Liga title. After 18 years without winning the most important portuguese title, the Lions did it, with Schmeichel in their goal.
In the season that followed, Schmeichel won the Supertaça de Portugal, in an otherwise poor season.

Peter Schmeichel started his professional carrer at Hvidovre. After three years, he moved to Brøndby where he won the Danish Superliga 4 times, and a Danish Cup, in his five years at the club.
But it was in Manchester, that Schmeichel would live the best moments of his carreer.
He arrived to Old Trafford in 1991, after a successfull run by Brøndby on the Europa League, reaching the semi finals.
In his 8 year stay at Manchester he won: 1 Champions League, 5 Premier League, 3 FA Cup, 1 European Supercup, 1 Capital One Cup and 4 Community Shield Cup.
He was consideres the best goalkeeper in the world by IFFHS in 1992 and 1993, and by UEFA in 1992, 1993, 1997 and 1998, among many other awards he received.
It was also during his time at Manchester United that he won the Eurocup with Denmark in 1992.
Peter Schmeichel - also known as the Great Dane - went to Sporting after this amazing years in Manchester, and would return to England two years later.
Playing for Aston Villa in 2001/2002, where he won the Intertoto Cup, and for Manchester City in the next and last season of his carreer. He retired in 2003, with 39 years old.

Rights to WikiSporting and Wikipedia
I never knew Schmeichel played for Sporting! Very interesting piece, Murtagh :P
Jack: Thanks. Only two years, and he's a hero for us :)


(A) 3-0 Benfica - Primeira Liga, Round 21
(H) 1-0 Marítimo - Taça da Liga, Semi Final
(A) 2-0 Académica - Primeira Liga, Round 22
(H) 3-3 Belenenses - Primeira Liga, Round 23
(A) 2-2 Dynamo Kyiv - Champions League, Round of 16, First Leg
(H) 0-1 União da Madeira - Primeira Liga, Round 24

Primeira Liga Table

1 - Sporting, 60 Points
2 - Benfica, 54 Points
3 - Vitória SC, 49 Points
4 - Porto, 43 Points
5 - Rio Ave, 37 Points
6 - Nacional, 37 Points

Taça da Liga Final

Sporting will play Desportivo das Aves in the Taça da Liga final. Desportivo das Aves is in this moment in the 8th place of the Segunda Liga, portuguese second division.

Next Matches

(H) vs Braga - Primeira Liga
(A) vs Paços de Ferreira - Primeira Liga
(H) vs Dynamo Kyiv - Champions League
(A) vs Vitória SC - Primeira Liga
(A) vs Porto - Primeira Liga

Jefferson signs new deal

Sporting's left-back, Jefferson, has signed a new deal with the Lions until 2020.
The brazilian that arrived at Sporting in 2013, after a year in Estoril has won the Taça de Portugal and Supertaça with the green-and-white shirt.
Jefferson will receive 148,000€ per month in the next 4 years.
He said that he's very happy, and hopes to help Sporting archieve great things in the future.

Sporting 4-0 Braga - Round 25 Team
Rui Patrício, Esgaio, Vlaar, Ewerton, Jefferson, Adrien ( Paulista 87'), João Mário ( Aquilani 69'), Gelson, Bryan Ruiz ( Matheus 61'), Mané, Teo

Teo 16' 23' 73', Adrien 64' Assists
João Mário, Gelson, Esgaio

Man of the Match

Paços de Ferreira 0-2 Sporting - Round 26 Team
Rui Patrício, Esgaio, Vlaar ( Naldo 56'), Balanta, Jefferson, Adrien ( William 70'), João Mário, Gelson ( Matheus 45'), Bryan Ruiz, Mané, Teo

Mané 40' 71' Assists
Jefferson, Matheus

Man of the Match

Sporting 1-2 Dynamo Kyiv - Round of 16, Second Leg Team
Rui Patrício, Esgaio, Vlaar, Ewerton, Jefferson, William ( Gelson 62'), Adrien,
João Mário ( Aquilani 60'), Matheus ( Bryan Ruiz 45'), Mané, Teo

Adrien pen 38'. Gusev 48' 62' Assists

Vitória SC 1-2 Sporting - Round 27 Team
Rui Patrício, João Pereira, Vlaar, Ewerton, Jonathan, William, Aquilani ( Adrien 86'), Gelson,
Mané ( Paulista 79'), Teo, Montero ( Matheus 63')

Mané 11', Matheus 74'. Otávio 1' Assists
Aquilani, William

Man of the Match
Good month but I'm gutted to see your European adventure end there!
Jack: Thanks Jack. This Dynamo game was really disappoiting, it looked so well in the half-time :(

Zivkovic's Injury

After being out for the last 2 weeks, the serbian Zivkovic, returned to the trainings after the defeat against the ucranians in the Champions League.
But before he could even play another match, he suffered a new injury.
Another unluck twist for the serbian that was normally out of the game in Guimarães, against Vitória SC, and will be probably out for good part of the next month.
Zivkovic came to Sporting in the last summer, after the portuguese-side payed €3M to his former team, Partizan.

Sporting News

"Good afternoon. I'm Catarina Cardoso, and that's Sporting Grande Jornal" - said the Sporting TV anchor in the opening of the Sporting's news.

"Today our beloved club may become for the 19th time, portuguese champion, after 14 years of wait".

"After one more defeat of Benfica for the championship yesterday, Sporting needs to win in Porto's stadium, Estádio do Dragão, to confirm the title".

"The Eagles lost today to Rio Ave by 2-1. Finishing the month of March with another defeat, and making the worse possible record with 4 defeats into 4 matches in March. The first game was a 2-0 defeat at home against Porto, then a 1-0 defeat in Porto, against Boavista, followed by a 2-1 defeat in Madeira, against Nacional".

"So now, we are 3 points away from the title, and we'll play Porto in the 28th Round of the Primeira Liga".

"Sporting still has 7 matches to play in Primeira Liga, in any of which, 3 points will be suficient to confirm the title".

"Now, we will go live to Porto, where our reporter Filipa Poco, is waiting to tell us how is the ambient in the northern city".

"Hello, Catarina, and all Sporting fans! Today we can become champions, and the Sporting fans have come in large number to Porto"

"We have a Sporting fan here with us, let's see what he thinks about tonight's match. Good afternoon, is it today we will become champions?"

The smiling fan approach the microphone to speak his mind, "I think so. We've been waiting for 14 years for this moment, and today is the day. We'll win 3-0 and party all night long".

"Thank you very much, and good luck to all of us" - said the reporter to the Sporting fan.

"Well, Catarina, I just receive a notice, that the team bus has arrived here to the stadium let's see the team entering the stadium, now".

"Here they are. Our hero's have just enter the stadium, and are now getting ready to the match, which is just a couple hous away. Back to you, Catarina". - finished the reporter.

"Thank you very much, Filipa." - said the anchor, Catarina, getting back to the image.

"As, by now, you all know, Teo and Balanta will be out of this game, due to international commitments. Also Slimani and Zivkovic won't be able to play due to injury."

"And the starting eleven have just arrived."

"Sporting will play with: Rui Patrício beetween the posts; João Pereira, Ron Vlaar, Ewerton and Jefferson in the defense; William Carvalho, João Mário and Adrien Silva in the midfield; and with Gelson Martins, Carlos Mané and Montero in the front of the Lions attack".

"There's still some time for the players to get in the pitch, but the Sporting fans are entering the stadium now, in the hope that their support may help the team reaching the win today".

"With that, we leave you by now, with all the wishes of success for tonight's game".

"Have a great day, and may Sporting become portuguese champion. Goodbye".

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