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Liedson treble sinks plucky Heerenveen

Published: Thursday 17 September 2009, 21.45CET
SC Heerenveen 2-3 Sporting Clube de Portugal
Sporting recovered from an early setback but it took Liedson's hat-trick goal only two minutes from time to earn the points in Group D.
Liedson treble sinks plucky Heerenveen
Liedson scored twice as Sporting came from behind to win ©Getty Images

Match statistics

HeerenveenSporting

Goals scored2
 
3
Attempts on target15
 
15
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides1
 
0
Fouls committed10
 
8
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 17 September 2009, 21.45CET

Liedson treble sinks plucky Heerenveen

SC Heerenveen 2-3 Sporting Clube de Portugal
Sporting recovered from an early setback but it took Liedson's hat-trick goal only two minutes from time to earn the points in Group D.

Liedson completed a memorable hat-trick two minutes from time to earn Sporting Clube de Portugal a 3-2 win at SC Heerenveen, but they were forced to work hard for the UEFA Europa League spoils.

Sibon header
An excitable home crowd was given more ammunition on 12 minutes when Gerald Sibon headed Heerenveen in front. However, signs of the form that has seen the club plummet to third from bottom in the Dutch Eredivisie soon came to the fore as Liedson struck twice before half-time. Michael Dingsdag's venomous free-kick looked to have given Heerenveen a Group D point – Liedson had other ideas.

Lejsal error
Heerenveen's direct approach soon paid dividends, Michal Švec's cross picking out an unmarked Sibon to head in emphatically. Equally indicative of their central figure was Sporting's equaliser five minutes later, Miguel Veloso unleashing a vicious shot from outside the penalty area which Martin Lejsal could only parry to Liedson. Heerenveen then spurned two opportunities, Michel Breuer heading straight at Rui Patrício and Paulo Henrique seeing his attempted lob acrobatically cleared off the line by Marco Caneira. Their profligacy proved costly when Matías Fernández raced to the byline five minutes before half-time and back-heeled to Liedson whose shot squirmed under a culpable Lejsal.

Late winner
The striker could have twice wrapped up his hat-trick in the opening 20 minutes of the second half but could not beat Lejsal. Simon Vukčević and Hélder Postiga failed even to find the target when in space, while Heerenveen's attacking ambition was limited to half-chances and speculative efforts. One unexpectedly reaped reward in the 77th minute when Dingsdag's free-kick from near the right touchline whistled past Patrício and into the far corner. Just as it looked enough to earn a draw, Liedson turned in Moutinho's cross from close range.

Last updated: 18/09/09 1.26CET

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Lineups

heerenveen

Heerenveen

sporting

Sporting

24
LejsalMartin Lejsal (GK)
1
Rui PatrícioRui Patrício (GK)
3
Bak NielsenKristian Bak Nielsen
3
Daniel CarriçoDaniel Carriço
4
BreuerMichel Breuer (C)
4
PolgaAnderson Polga
5
DingsdagMichael Dingsdag
Goal77
10
VukčevićSimon Vukčević
Substitution89
8
BeerensRoy Beerens
12
Marco CaneiraMarco Caneira
12
Paulo HenriquePaulo Henrique
14
FernándezMatías Fernández
Substitution82
15
ŠvecMichal Švec
20
Yannick DjalóYannick Djaló
Substitution62
17
GrindheimChristian Grindheim
Substitution73
24
Miguel VelosoMiguel Veloso
Yellow Card66
20
PopovGoran Popov
Substitution52
28
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho (C)
23
LosadaHernán Losada
31
LiedsonLiedson
Goal17
Goal40
Goal88
35
SibonGerald Sibon
Goal12
Substitution86
78
AbelAbel

Substitutes

25
VandenbusscheBrian Vandenbussche (GK)
19
Ricardo BatistaRicardo Batista (GK)
6
DjurićIgor Djurić
6
Adrien SilvaAdrien Silva
7
ElmViktor Elm
Substitution52
11
CaicedoFelipe Caicedo
11
PapadopulosMichal Papadopulos
Substitution86
13
TonelTonel
Substitution89
14
IngelstenPatrik Ingelsten
17
AnguloMiguel Ángel Angulo
Substitution82
22
AssaidiOussama Assaidi
Substitution73
Yellow Card79
18
GrimiLeandro Grimi
37
KoningGerry Koning
23
Hélder PostigaHélder Postiga
Substitution62

Coach

Jan De Jonge (NED) Paulo Bento (POR)

Referee

Aleksei Nikolaev (RUS)

Assistant referees

Tikhon Kalugin (RUS), Oleg Tselovalnikov (RUS)

Fourth official

Stanislav Sukhina (RUS)

Additional assistant referees

Maksim Layushkin (RUS), Sergei Karasev (RUS)

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