Match statistics

MiddlesbroughSporting CP

Goals scored2
Yellow cards1
Red Cards0


Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    Beto (in) - Douala (out) (Sporting)
  • Goal
    Riggott (Middlesbrough) scores!
    Another chance for Middlesbrough to mount an attack. Southgate launches a route-one free kick from the halfway line, and Ricardo spills his high ball to the feet of Riggott, who volleys accurately into the empty net.
  • Yellow Card
    Parnaby (Middlesbrough) is booked.
  • Goal
    Job (Middlesbrough) scores!
    Straight from the restart, after the double substitution, Zenden clips a free-kick into the penalty area that catches the Sporting defence unorganised. The Dutchman finds Job free, and the Cameroon international vaults high with his back to goal and powers the ball into the top corner with a spectacular bicycle kick. Fantastic goal.
  • Substitution
    Sá Pinto (in) - Barbosa (out) (Sporting)
  • Substitution
    Tello (in) - Liedson (out) (Sporting)
  • Goal
    Douala (Sporting) scores!
    A classic sucker-punch is delivered by Sporting, just as Middlesbrough were looking like steadying the ship. Pedro Barbosa was again involved, squaring the ball on a fast break to the otherwise quiet Hugo Viana, whose long-distance shot troubled Schwarzer enough that the Australian goalkeeper could only block the ball with his legs. The loose ball, spinning in the air, was collected by Pedro Barbosa who again demonstrates his wisdom with a calm cross to the free Douala, who has a tap-in at the backpost.
  • Substitution
    Job (in) - Graham (out) (Middlesbrough)
  • Goal
    Liedson (Sporting) scores!
    Middlesbrough are on the backfoot early in this second half. Sporting break with real threat again, this time the front two combining together on their own, Douala finding space before crossing to the backpost to his strike partner who climbs well to head past the out-of-position goalkeeper.
  • Goal
    Barbosa (Sporting) scores!
    Danger for the home side as Queudrue is tempted toward a loose Sporting ball, but is beaten to the ball by Pedro Barbosa, leaving the left-back out of position. The 32-year-old continues his run and is found on the right wing in the space vacated by the Frenchman via Liedson and Douala, before he calmly strokes the ball past the exposed Schwarzer.
  • Substitution
    Németh (in) - Reiziger (out) (Middlesbrough)
    Half-time change for the home team, as Steve McClaren tries to solve the problem position in right midfield, an area that Reiziger did not look comfortable in.
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.


  • Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red card
    Red card
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution