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Liedson leads Sporting revival

Published: Thursday 17 February 2005
Sporting Clube de Portugal 2-1 Feyenoord Sporting come from behind to seize the first-leg initiative.

Match statistics

SportingFeyenoord

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target2
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards1
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 17 February 2005

Liedson leads Sporting revival

Sporting Clube de Portugal 2-1 Feyenoord Sporting come from behind to seize the first-leg initiative.

By Rui Matos Pereira at the Estádio José Alvalade

Sporting Clube de Portugal recovered from conceding an early goal to take a 2-1 advantage into the second leg of their UEFA Cup Round of 32 tie with Feyenoord.

Sporting fightback
After going behind to a goal from Bart Goor on eleven minutes, Sporting fought back thanks to efforts from midfield player Custódio and Liedson to gain the upper hand in Lisbon - and they held on despite Custódio's second-half dismissal.

Goor stunner
Sporting started well, with on-loan midfield player Hugo Viana hitting a first-time, right-foot shot against Patrick Lodewijks's crossbar, but with eleven minutes on the clock it was Feyenoord who took the lead. Right-back Gianni Zuiverloon hit a low shot, which was cleared into the path of Goor, who curled a shot from eleven metres past Portuguese international goalkeeper Ricardo.

Sporting level
Sporting, who struggled to settle after the early goal, gradually worked their way back into the game with quick passing moves between their more creative and technically gifted players and it was following one of those moves that José Peseiro's men levelled the match. With 22 minutes played, Viana skipped past Goor before crossing for Custódio to fire in unmarked from nine metres.

Home pressure
Sporting pressed forward looking for another goal and, on 32 minutes, Custódio shot from just outside the box forcing Lodewijks to palm around the post. The pressure brought a second goal four minutes later, though, as Sá Pinto supplied a pinpoint cross to an unmarked Liedson, who rose higher than Zuiverloon to head past Lodewijks.

Kalou change
At the break Feyenoord coach Ruud Gullit introduced Salomon Kalou to try and improve their attacking options. However, Feyenoord's best effort on goal in the second half came in the 59th minute, courtesy of Goor, but the Belgian's drive from distance was excellently saved by Ricardo.

Lodewijks saves
Five minutes earlier, Sporting had forced Lodewijks into consecutive stops from a 30-metre Fabio Rochemback free-kick and a Sá Pinto effort which the Feyenoord keeper magnificently parried stretching to his left.

Custódio off
With 26 minutes to go Sporting were reduced to ten men after Custódio was sent off for a second bookable offence - pulling Dirk Kuijt when the Dutch striker was through on goal. But even with that disadvantage, it was Sporting who threatened most, Viana sending a 35-metre set-piece narrowly wide.

Last chance
Feyenoord increased the pressure on the Sporting defence in the closing moments and, after a Kuijt shot had been deflected for a corner by João Moutinho, Kalou beat the offside trap only to head into Ricardo's hands.

Coach dismissed
With five minutes remaining, Sporting suffered another setback when coach Peseiro was banished from the technical area after an altercation with the assistant referee. But on the pitch his team held on thanks to Ricardo, who kept out Kuijt's late, close-range header with his knees.

Last updated: 17/02/05 10.14CET

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Lineups

sporting

Sporting

feyenoord

Feyenoord

76
RicardoRicardo (GK)
30
LodewijksPatrick Lodewijks (GK)
4
PolgaAnderson Polga
3
SaidiKarim Saidi
5
Carlos MartinsCarlos Martins
Substitution60
7
KuytDirk Kuyt
10
Sá PintoSá Pinto (C)
Yellow Card88
9
LazovićDanko Lazović
Substitution46
14
EnakarhireJoseph Enakarhire
11
GoorBart Goor (C)
Goal11
Yellow Card57
23
Rui JorgeRui Jorge
Substitution80
17
PaauwePatrick Paauwe
Yellow Card56
26
RochembackFábio Rochemback
25
HofsNicky Hofs
Yellow Card80
27
CustódioCustódio
Goal22
Red/Yellow Card65
26
Bruno BastoBruno Basto
31
LiedsonLiedson
Goal36
28
CastelenRomeo Castelen
Substitution58
37
RogérioRogério
Yellow Card34
Substitution81
31
ZuiverloonGianni Zuiverloon
45
Hugo VianaHugo Viana
35
GibbsCory Gibbs

Substitutes

1
NélsonNélson (GK)
1
BabosGábor Babos (GK)
8
BarbosaPedro Barbosa
Substitution80
8
OnoShinji Ono
Substitution58
21
PaítoPaíto
Substitution81
21
KalouSalomon Kalou
Substitution46
28
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho
Substitution60
14
PardoSebastián Pardo
9
M.NiculaeMarius Niculae
20
LeonardoLeonardo
99
MotaJoão Mota
22
MagrãoGérson Magrão
24
De GraafEdwin de Graaf

Coach

José Peseiro (POR) Rudi Dil Gullit (NED)

Referee

Stefan Messner (AUT)

Assistant referees

Markus Mayr (AUT), Herbert Krenn (AUT)

Fourth official

Wolfgang Sowa (AUT)

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