Matthaus’ Diary: End of October 2013
Sporting 1-0 Benfica – Liga ZON Sagres – 5.10.2013
Patricio, Soares, Boulahrouz, Carrico, Rojo, Kara, De Bruyne, Adrien, Zaha, Adryan, Capel
Goals: Boulahrouz (16)
MOTM: Boulahrouz (Sporting)
Taca da Portugal Third Round Draw
We will play Olhanense away in the third round of the Portuguese Cup. This should be an easy win based on previous results against the same team, but we will still have to play well to go through.
Olhanense 2-3 Sporting – TdP R3 – 20.10.2013
Patricio, Lopes, Boulahrouz, Carrico, Insua, Schaars, Elias, Zaha, Jano,
Eduardo, van Wolfswinkel
Subs Used: Rubio for van Wolfswinkel (82)
Injuries: Van Wolfswinkel (gashed leg, 9-11 days)
Goals: Patricio OG (6), Mauricio (87); Eduardo (5, 89), van Wolfswinkel (59)
MOTM: Eduardo (Sporting)
Sporting 2-0 Spartak – UCL Group D – 23.10.2013
Patricio, Rodriguez, Boulahrouz, Carrico, Insua, Kara, De Bruyne, Elias, Carrillo, Adryan, Capel
Goals: Adryan (45), Capel (45+3)
MOTM: Rodriguez (Sporting)
Gil Vicente 0-1 Sporting – Liga ZON – 26.10.2013
Patricio, Rodriguez, Boulahrouz, Carrico, Insua, Kara, Labyad, Schaars, Carrillo, Adryan, Capel
Goals: Carrico (23)
MOTM: Carrico (Sporting)
The month started off with a couple of tough games against Galatasary and Benfica. We also had a Champions League game against Spartak, which was incredibly and surprisingly easy. In the league apart from his we had easy games, but we made a meal out of winning them. We also won in the cup, so I’d class it as a good month overall.
We sit first and six points clear of Braga who are second. I am hoping for more of the same in September.