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Pereirinha strike seals Sporting progress

Published: Friday 14 March 2008, 0.05CET
Sporting 1-0 Bolton Wanderers FC (agg: 2-1)
Bruno Pereirinha's late goal ended Bolton's defiance as Sporting Clube de Portugal advanced to the last eight.
Pereirinha strike seals Sporting progress
Bruno Pereirinha celebrates his goal with Adrien Silva ©Getty Images

Match statistics

SportingBolton

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target7
 
1
Attempts off target9
 
1
Corners11
 
4
Offsides4
 
4
Fouls committed12
 
16
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 14 March 2008, 0.05CET

Pereirinha strike seals Sporting progress

Sporting 1-0 Bolton Wanderers FC (agg: 2-1)
Bruno Pereirinha's late goal ended Bolton's defiance as Sporting Clube de Portugal advanced to the last eight.

Sporting Clube de Portugal booked their place in Friday's draw for the UEFA Cup quarter-finals, as Bruno Pereirinha's goal five minutes from time ended Bolton Wanderers FC's resistance and secured a 2-1 aggregate triumph.

Late goal
Simon Vukčević had wrested the initiative from the English side with a 69th-minute equaliser in the first leg seven days ago, and Sporting never looked like relinquishing it at the Estádio José Alvalade – even if Bolton kept them on tenterhooks. Despite missing nine players for reasons of injury, suspension or Premier League survival, the visitors were in contention throughout, yet just when it seemed only the shrill of the referee's final whistle would finish off their hopes, Pereirinha collected a long ball on the right flank, cut inside and fired in.

Cahill captaincy
Progress always appeared to be Sporting's for the taking. Given the away-goal advantage, their task was made easier when Bolton arrived in Lisbon without several key players as manager Gary Megson kept an eye on Sunday's crucial domestic fixture with Wigan Athletic FC. So many were absent that the captain's armband was passed to Gary Cahill, a 22-year-old with only seven Bolton appearances to his name, yet the defender and his team rose to the challenge.

Méïté errors
Bolton's Portuguese Under-21 international Ricardo Vaz Té soon gave warning that it was going to be no stroll for Sporting when he shot into the side-netting, and though the hosts had the better of the play, chances were at a premium. Twice, dithering from Abdoulaye Méïté created openings but Cahill came to the rescue, blocking Leandro Romagnoli's effort having forced Vukčević to drive wide with his weaker left foot moments earlier.

Frustrated
Vukčević endured a disappointing evening, but almost supplied the breakthrough goal on the half-hour when he headed Pereirinha's cross into the path of Marat Izmailov who, in space at the far post, blasted over. Sporting upped the tempo after the restart but opportunities did not materialise until Bolton committed men forward with time running out. Liedson was denied by goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi with ten minutes to go before Pereirinha sealed Paulo Bento team's progress.

Last updated: 08/04/08 17.44CET

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Lineups

sporting

Sporting

bolton

Bolton

1
Rui PatrícioRui Patrício (GK)
26
Al-HabsiAli Al-Habsi (GK)
4
PolgaAnderson Polga
2
HuntNicky Hunt
7
IzmailovMarat Izmailov
Substitution87
3
SamuelJlloyd Samuel
10
VukčevićSimon Vukčević
Substitution66
5
MéïtéAbdoulaye Méïté
13
TonelTonel
7
GiannakopoulosStelios Giannakopoulos
18
GrimiLeandro Grimi
9
H. HelgusonHeidar Helguson
Substitution76
25
PereirinhaBruno Pereirinha
Goal85
16
TeymourianAndranik Teymourian
Yellow Card49
Substitution71
28
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho (C)
Yellow Card38
17
GuthrieDaniel Guthrie
Yellow Card88
30
RomagnoliLeandro Romagnoli
Substitution75
20
Ricardo Vaz TéRicardo Vaz Té
31
LiedsonLiedson
24
O'BrienJoey O'Brien
78
AbelAbel
33
CahillGary Cahill (C)

Substitutes

34
StojkovićVladimir Stojković (GK)
12
WalkerIan Walker (GK)
6
Adrien SilvaAdrien Silva
Substitution75
27
BraatenDaniel Braaten
Substitution71
8
RonnyRonny
29
HarsanyiZoltan Harsanyi
20
Yannick DjalóYannick Djaló
37
SinclairJames Sinclair
21
FarnerudPontus Farnerud
38
SissonsRobert Sissons
22
Rodrigo TiuíRodrigo Tiuí
Substitution66
43
WoolfeNathan Woolfe
Substitution76
26
GladstoneGladstone
Substitution87
46
JamiesonScott Jamieson

Coach

Paulo Bento (POR) Gary Megson (ENG)

Referee

Bertrand Layec (FRA)

Assistant referees

Fabrice Meslin (FRA), David Benech (FRA)

Fourth official

Fredy Fautrel (FRA)

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