Sporting and Famalicão decide, this Saturday (17:15), the final of the Portuguese Cup. It will be the second meeting between the two teams this season, and in the championship qualifying phase, it was divided with a victory for each side, curiously on the rival’s ground.
Sporting, who return to a final four years later, are looking to reach a third Portuguese Cup. The only unbeaten team in the competition, Famalicão (which has Ana Capeta, the top scorer, with six goals) aims to become the 10th winner of the competition and add an unprecedented trophy to its history.
Follow the main events of the game here:
64′: 13894 spectators at the National Stadium. It fell short of the record established in the derby between Benfica and Sporting, which consecrated the eagles (14221).
64′: A lot of confusion in Sporting’s area, with Érica Bispo (Famalicão) seeing the shot rejected by Bruna Lourenço’s body.
63′: Substitution at Famalicão. Regina Pereira leaves and Carolina Rocha enters.
62′: Sporting goal! Chandra Davidson took advantage of a rebound in the area after a shot by Brenda Pérez and placed a ball near the post closest to Aline Lima.
61′: Corner for Joana Marchão (Sporting), on the right. He pushed back the defense of Famalicão.
60′: Mariana Rosa (Sporting) was disarmed close to the touchline.
56′: Substitution at Famalicão. Daniela Silva gives the place to Érica Bispo.
55′: Heading to the post by Diana Silva (Sporting).
52′: Crossing of Ana Capeta (Famalicão) on the right. Daniela Silva (Famalicão) disputed the ball with Carolina Beckert (Sporting). A penalty was called, but Ana Afonso ordered them to continue.
18.20 hours: The second part starts!
18.03 hours: Break! Sporting will win 1-0.
44′: Front free kick for Sporting, scored by Andreia Jacinto. He held Aline Lima.
42′: Paty Llanos (Famalicão) crossing on the right. Ana Capeta (Famalicão) could not direct to goal.
38′: Joana Marchão (Sporting) loses the ball inside the area. Ana Capeta (Famalicão) saw the first shot hit Bruna Lourenço (Sporting) and in the rebound Raquel Fernandes (Famalicão) shot very crookedly.
35′: Mariana Rosa (Sporting) shot from afar. Aline Lima (Famalicão) held a ball that was very pumped.
35′: Crossing by Ana Capeta (Famalicão) to the hands of Doris Bacic (Sporting).
34′: Corner for Joana Marchão (Sporting) on the right. Arrived at goal again, but Aline Lima was sure.
33′: Joana Marchão (Sporting) hit the corner on the left. The ball was very close to goal, with Aline Lima moving away.
33′: Another run by Chandra Davidson (Sporting) from the left. Mariana Azevedo (Famalicão) cut.
30′: Sporting goal! Joana Marchão was called to convert the penalty and shot to the right, low. Aline Lima (Famalicão) still guessed, but couldn’t hold back.
28′: Ticked pity! Ana Afonso was called to VAR by Rui Oliveira, to evaluate a hand on the ball by Vânia Duarte (Famalicão), after Cement by Fátima Pinto (Sporting).
27′: Corner for Joana Marchão (Sporting) on the left. Diana Silva takes advantage of a rebound and shoots, but wide.
26′: Sporting’s counterattack, with Diana Silva launching Chandra Davidson at speed. Cut Mariana Azevedo (Famalicão)
25′: Corner taken by Joana Marchão (Spporting) on the left. Fátima Pinto (Sporting) got ahead of Aline Lima (Famalicão) who went wrong. The ball went sideways.
24′: Chandra Davidson (Sporting) away by Mariana Azevedo (Sporting)
22′: Cross by Sara Monteiro (Famalicão) that ends in the side mesh.
19′: Diana Silva (Sporting) sprint from the right. He crossed into the area, with Chandra Davidson (Sporting) sharing the ball with Aline Lima (Famalicão). Many difficulties for a Famalicense goalkeeper.
16′: Another free-kick scored by Joana Marchão (Sporting), on the left side. Fátima Pinto attended with the guard achegadoline Lima (Fa will receive assistance.
14′: Free kick taken by Joana Marchão (Sporting) on the left. Ball came out way over the top.
10′: Another shot by Famalicão. Vânia Duarte hit the corner on the right side, Regina Pereira headed wide to the second post.
5′: First danger sign. Ana Capeta (Famalicão) tried the acrobatic shot, but went wide.
17.15 hours: Kick off!
17.14 hours: Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is on the benches of Jamor. The President of the Republic, remember, found the last mention as he was returning from an official visit to Timor-Leste.
17.11 hours: The national anthem was sung, with the teams profiled on the field. A fireworks display followed.
17.08 hours: No longer turf like teams, led by the stage Ana enters Afonso. Lots of people on the stands.
16.56 hours: The musical show begins, with Nenny and David Carreira in the center of Jamor’s lawn.
16.30 hours: The elevens are already known!
Regarding the last team that drew with Torreense (0-0) on the day, Mariana Cabral made several changes. Carolina Jóia, Melisa Hasanbegovic, Ana Teles, Alicia Correia and Rita Fontemanha are the places for Dorics Bacic, Andreia Jacinto, Brenda Pérez, Chandra Davidson and Bruna Lourenço.
Sports: Doris Bacic; Mariana Rosa, Bruna Lourenço, Carolina Beckert, Joana Marchão; Fátima Pinto, Andreia Jacinto, Vera Cida, Brenda Pérez; Diana Silva and Chandra Davidson.
Supplements: Hannah Seabert, Joana Martins, Rita Fontemanha, Ana Borges, Ana Teles, Marta Ferreira and Alicia Correia.
Regarding the defeat against SC Braga (0-1), Jorge Barcellos made two changes. Rute Costa gave way to Aline goalkeeper, and Regina Pereira Lima took over from Gabi Morais in midfield. Note also the presence of two former lionesses, Raquel Fernandes and Ana Capeta.
Famalicão: Aline Lima; Sara Monteiro, Mariana Azevedo, Laís Araújo, Vânia Duarte; Regina Pereira, Paty Llanos, Fernanda Baptista; Raquel Fernandes, Daniela Silva and Ana Capeta.
Supplements: Mariana Lima, Maria Miller, Carolina Rocha, Babi, Mariana Campino, Érica Bispo and Telma Pereira.