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Sporting Lisbon Introduction

21 July 2009 by

In my first text I’ll have a brief introduction on my club, Sporting Clube de Portugal, known as Sporting Lisbon.

Having stayed in 2nd place in the last 4 years, and with a team based on players who came from the youth team, and always with the same coach, the objectives this year can be only the title. In a league where only 3 clubs play for the title – together with FC Porto and Benfica, Sporting Lisbon fans began to demand more and better. And the young coach, Paulo Bento, which also came from the youth team (former coach of the U19 team) starts to have little room to maneuver.

Paulo Bento

This year the club invested only in  Matias Fernandez, a typical south-american offensive midfielder, which after 2 seasons at Villareal of Spain, that did not achieved the expected, attempt to relaunch his career in Europe, now in the Portuguese league.

Matias Fernandez

From the regular team of last season, only Derlei, the brazilian forward aged 34, have lefted the Club, while the other exits were only reserve players.

In the next post I will do an analysis to the team and players. The squad is almost closed, and next week there will be a game against Twente, at home, for the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League.

Third Qualifying Round

Hope you like to read my texts. I also hope you understand that my English is not used very often. So if you see some spelling error, please let me know, so I can improve.


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  • Força Sporting

    This is a great blog. I enjoyed reading it, keep updating it.
    Sporting are having a great pre-season. They maybe don’t win all the matches but they play good football and learn from their mistakes.
    Did Paulo Bento announce the squad facing FC Twente?

  • joaoscp (author)

    Thank you for the support! My wish is to update it frequently.

    Unfortunately I am not confident for this season. there was no change in 4 years. And the games of this season show that.

    As for the eleven against Twente would be something like this: R. Patricio, Pedro Silva, Daniel Carriço, Polgar and Caneira M. Veloso, J. Moutinho, Vukcevic and Matias Fernandez; Liedson and Postiga.

    M. Veloso can play as left back and Rochemback as defensive midfilder. And instead of Postiga can play Caicedo.

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