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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 1-3 Benfica Team
Rui Patrício, Esgaio, Tobias, Ewerton, Barbosa, Adrien, Wallyson ( Gauld 47'),
Zivkovic ( Gelson 45'), Iuri, Teo, Slimani ( Matheus 60')

Teo 18'. Gatán 50' 81', Pratto 54' Assists

Wallyson, 6/7 weeks

Gil Vicente 0-3 Sporting - Round 1 Team
Rui Patrício, Esgaio ( M.Lopes 68'), Naldo, Ewerton, Barbosa, Adrien, Gauld ( Iuri 59'),
Gelson ( Zivkovic 68'), Matheus, Teo, Slimani

Slimani 5' 11' 47' Assists
Matheus, Esgaio

Missed Penalty
Slimani 25'

Man of the Match

Sporting 2-0 Paços de Ferreira - Round 2 Team
Rui Patrício, Esgaio, Balanta, Ewerton, Barbosa, William, Adrien ( Palhinha 65'),
João Mário ( Gauld 74'), Zivkovic, Mané ( Matheus 35'), Slimani

Slimani 8', Adrien 44' Assists

Mané, 5/8 days

Man of the Match

Teo Gutiérrez sold

Colombian striker, Teófilo Gutiérrez, will be playing in Ligue 1 next season.
The Lions player who was third place in last year's Golden Shoe is leaving Sporting after only a year at Lisbon.
Teo cost €3,4M to the Lions in the last Summer, and a little more than a year later, he's leaving to french side, Lyon, for a €17M fee.
Teo played a total of 41 games in the starting eleven and 45 in total last season, where he scored 23 goals and made 13 assists.
This season he had played two games - against Benfica for the supercup, and against Gil Vicente, in Primeira Liga's inaugural match, and scored once, in the defeat against the Eagles.

The portuguese press has noticed in the last days the eminent deal beetween Sporting and Porto for portuguese striker, André Silva. The deal is probableto take place with a value around the €15M. André Silva has been a essencial player of Porto B team, and has yet to debut in the main team of the Dragons.

Sporting signs striker

Sergio Díaz, paraguayan striker, is the newest player of the Lions.
Sporting will pay €1,4M for the 17 year old striker, to Cerro Porteño, from Paraguay.
The race for the youngster was a close one beetween two big portuguese clubs. As Sporting, was also Porto, trying to get the deal with Sergio Dìaz, but the young striker ultimately chose the Lisbon based club.

Sporting avanced to Sergio Dìaz after a deal with Porto striker, André Silva failed at the last hour.
After the €15M offer to Porto for his young star, who plays in the B team, was accepted, and the deals with Silva were finished, the news took many by surprise, when Porto's youngster decided to sign a new deal with Porto, renewing his contract, and rejecting Sporting on the process.
The Lions would then make an offer for Sergo Dìaz similar to Porto's, and win the race for the youngster.
Good fee you got there for Gutierrez, also Díaz is a great young addition!
Unlucky against Benfica, but great results after that! 17M is a big amount too, sure you'll spend it wisely :)
Palestino & Radders2109: Thanks a lot guys :)

Rio Ave 1-4 Sporting - Round 3 Team
Rui Patrício, Esgaio, Balanta, Tobias, Jonathan, William ( Palhinha 63'), Adrien ( S.Dìaz 71'), João Mário, Zivkovic ( Gelson 63'), Iuri, Slimani

Zivkovic 28', Slimani 30' 56', Marcelo og 61'. Lafata 61' Assists
Jonathan, Esgaio, Iuri, S.Díaz

Man of the Match


(N) 1-3 Benfica - Supertaça
(A) 3-0 Gil Vicente - Primeira Liga, Round 1
(H) 2-0 Paços de Ferreira - Primeira Liga, Round 2
(A) 4-1 Rio Ave - Primeira Liga, Round 3

Primeira Liga Awards

Jorge Jesus won the Primeira Liga - Coach of the Month Award. Jesus's Sporting won 3 out of 3 matches, ad scored a total of 9 goals, conceeding only one.
Argelian striker, Islam Slimani, won the Primeira Liga - Player of the Month Award. Slimani is having a fantastic start of league with 6 goals in the three games this month.

Primeira Liga table

1 - Sporting, 9 Points
2 - Porto, 9 Points
3 - Vitória FC, 9 Points
4 - Marítimo, 7 Points
5 - Nacional, 7 Points
6 - Tondela, 6 Points

Champions League Group

Atlético Madrid
Olympique Lyonnais

Next Matches

(A) vs Marítimo - Primeira Liga
(H) vs Atlético Madrid - Champions League
(H) vs Braga - Primeira Liga
(H) vs Arouca - Primeira Liga
(A) vs Ajax - Champions League
Dominant mate, keep it up!
Griffo: Thanks man :)
Good start of the season but difficult group at Champions League
PGA6: Thanks man :) Yeah, all teams can definetelly dream about getting further.

Marítimo 0-1 Sporting - Round 4 Team
Rui Patrício, Lopes, Naldo, Tobias, Barbosa, William, Adrien ( Palhinha 68'), João Mário,
Mané ( Gelson 33'), Matheus ( S.Dìaz 83'), Slimani

Mané 22' Assists

Mané (8-10 days)

Man of the Match

Sporting 2-0 Atlético Madrid - Group Stage Team
Rui Patrício, Esgaio, Balanta, Ewerton, Jonathan, William, Adrien, João Mário ( Palhinha 73'), Zivkovic ( Iuri 60'), Gelson, Slimani ( S.Dìaz)

Gelson 38', Slimani 76' Assists

Red Card
Godín 45'+1

Man of the Match

Sporting 2-0 Braga - Round 5 Team
Rui Patrício, Esgaio, Balanta ( Ewerton 76'), Tobias, Jonathan ( Lopes 70'), Adrien,
João Mário ( Palhinha 58'), Gelson, Matheus, Iuri, Slimani

Wallace og 45' og 46' Assists
Jonathan (2)

Man of the Match

Sporting 0-0 Arouca - Round 6 Team
Rui Patrício, Lopes, Naldo, Tobias, Barbosa, William ( Adrien 68'), Wallyson ( S.Dìaz 55'),
João Mário, Gelson, Mané (Iuri 68'), Slimani

Ajax 2-3 Sporting - Group Stage Team
Rui Patrício, Esgaio, Balanta, Ewerton, Jonathan, William, Adrien, João Mário, Zivkovic ( Mané 72'), Matheus ( Iuri 57'), Slimani

Ewerton 18', João Mário 44', Slimani 90'+2. R.Zivkovic 28', Schöne pen 41' Assists
Matheus, Esgaio


(A) 1-0 Marítimo - Primeira Liga, Round 4
(H) 2-0 Atlético Madrid - Champions League, Group Stage
(H) 2-0 Braga - Primeira Liga, Round 5
(H) 0-0 Arouca - Primeira Liga, Round 6
(A) 3-2 Ajax - Champions League, Group Stage

Primeira Liga Awards

Jorge Jesus got the second place as Coach of the Month. The Lions coach made 7 points out of 9, scoring only 3 goals in the 3 matches, and keeping 3 cleansheets. It is importante to remember that the 2 goals against Braga were both own goals, so Sporting's players scored only once this month.

Primeira Liga Table

1 - Sporting, 16 Points
2 - Porto, 15 Points
3 - Vitória FC, 15 Points
4 - Benfica, 13 Points
5 - Marítimo, 13 Points
6 - Belenenses, 12 Points

Champions League Table

1 - Sporting, 6 Points
2 - Ajax, 3 Points
3 - Atlético Madrid, 3 Points
4- Lyon, 0 points

Taça de Portugal Draw

Sporting will make their cup debut against Desportivo das Aves, from Segunda Liga (Portuguese second division), this season. The game will be played in Vila das Aves. Sporting played this team last year, on the Taça da Liga (Portuguese league cup), in the final, where the Lions won by 3-0.

Next Matches

(A) vs Tondela - Primeira Liga
(A) vs Desp. Aves - Taça de Portugal
(H) vs Lyon - Champions League
(A) vs Vitória SC - Primeira Liga
(H) vs Estoril - Primeira Liga


Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha (b. 1986, November 17)
Nani started his carreer in Real Massamá, and arrived at Sporting in 2003.
After two years playing in the youth teams of Sporting, where he won the league for juniors, he made his debut for the first team.
He as a signature move for every time he scores a goal, he makes a mortal jump. Nani's as many qualities that can describe his game, from those he enjoy most his technique, pace and a creative fantasy.
In his first season on the main team, 2005/06, he quickly turned into a key player for the Lions. He finished the season with 36 games and 5 goals.
In his second season, Nani, played 40 games and score other 5 goals. This season he won for the first time the Taça de Portugal, after a 1-0 win over Belenenses.

Also, in his second season, the reason he didn't become portuguese champions was ... an hand.
Sporting would finish the league in second only 1 point behind Porto, and Sporting had the direct confront advantage. But, the title for this story in no coincidence. And in the jungle, the most attrocious things happen. And so, in a match against Paços de Ferreira, Sporting would lose it by 1-0, after a hand goal by Rony. The hand that cost the title to the Lions.
After this season, Nani was sold for €25,5M to Manchester United.
With the Red Devils shirt, Nani played 230 matches, scored 40 goals, and made 73 assists.
At his first year in Manchester, he won the Premier League, Champions League and Community Shield.
He stayed at Manchester for 6 years, and won after the first season, more 3 Premier Leagues, 3 Community Shield, 1 Club World Cup and 2 League Cups.

In 2014/15, Nani returned to Sporting. The was made for a year long loan, and Manchester United would pay the salaries, and that made it possible for the Lions to have his idol back.
In this season, Nani played a total of 37 games for the Lions, and he scored 12 goals and made 8 assists. Beetween those, he played 5 Champions League games, only failing the last match of the Group Stage, that Sporting didn't overcome, and scored 4 goals to which he joined 2 assists.
His last match with Sporting's shirt, was a Taça de Portugal final against Braga.
Sporting was down by 2-0, and playing with 10 men since the 25th minute, but reached the draw in the last minute of the game. After a no-goal extra-time, Sporting beat Braga in the penaltys. Nani took one of the penaltys and scored.
After this season he returned to Manchester United, just to get sold to Fenerbahçe

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