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Group stage - Group G

Videoton - Sporting
3-0
 

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Paulo Sousa's Videoton stun Sporting

Published: Thursday 4 October 2012, 20.58CET
Videoton FC 3-0 Sporting Clube de Portugal
Paulo Vinícius, Filipe Oliveira and Nemanja Nikolić scored in the opening 35 minutes as Paulo Sousa oversaw a memorable win against his old side.
Paulo Sousa's Videoton stun Sporting
Videoton players celebrate during their famous win ©AFP/Getty Images
 

Match statistics

Videoton
Sporting

3

Goals scored

0

4

Attempts on target

5

2

Attempts off target

14

3

Corners

14

0

Offsides

3

6

Fouls committed

5

1

Yellow cards

0

0

Red Cards

0

Press kits

Last updated: 04/10/2012 21:38 CET

Standings

Group G

PPts
1KRC Genk Genk37
2Videoton FC Videoton36
3FC Basel 1893 Basel32
4Sporting Clube de Portugal Sporting31
Last updated: 14/11/2012 10:39 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Matches

 
  
Published: Thursday 4 October 2012, 20.58CET

Paulo Sousa's Videoton stun Sporting

Videoton FC 3-0 Sporting Clube de Portugal
Paulo Vinícius, Filipe Oliveira and Nemanja Nikolić scored in the opening 35 minutes as Paulo Sousa oversaw a memorable win against his old side.

Paulo Sousa oversaw a major scalp for Videoton FC in Group G as the Hungarian side overwhelmed the coach's former team Sporting Clube de Portugal 3-0.

Expectations were not especially high among the Videoton faithful due to the club's 3-0 loss at KRC Genk a fortnight ago, but the Hungarian hopefuls reacted strongly thanks to first-half goals from Paulo Vinícius, Filipe Oliveira and Nemanja Nikolić. After that, there was no way back for Sporting and they were consigned to their fourth defeat in as many matches in Hungary.

With Elías, Diego Capel and Andre Carrillo rested ahead of Sunday's Liga meeting with FC Porto, it was an unfamiliar visiting team – but that did not prevent them dominating the opening exchanges. Videoton found the net on their first foray into the opposition penalty box, however, Vinícius poking in from close range on 15 minutes after Rui Patrício had parried Nikolić's header.

Six minutes later, it was 2-0 as Oliveira – formerly of CS Marítimo, SC Leixões and SC Braga – met Walter Balufo's right-wing cross at the far post. Ricardo Sá Pinto had seen enough, replacing midfielder Fabián Rinaudo with striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel, but it got worse before it got better for Sporting as Nikolić profited from Khalid Boulahrouz's under-hit back pass and Patrício was beaten once more.

The task was as good as done for Videoton, afforded a cushion that allowed them to sit back and soak up the pressure of an increasingly desperate Sporting side. Van Wolfswinkel, substitute Stijn Schaars, Jeffren Suárez and Valentin Viola all had chances for a team that ended the game with a three-man back line, but the night belonged to Sporting old boy Paulo Sousa.

Last updated: 06/10/12 0.12CET

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