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Sporting end hoodoo to streak clear

Published: Thursday 1 October 2009, 23.58CET
Sporting Clube de Portugal 1-0 Hertha BSC Berlin
Adrien Silva's 18th-minute goal ended Sporting's long wait to defeat German opposition and took them four points clear in Group D.
by David Crossan
from Estádio José Alvalade

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Match statistics

SportingHertha

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target9
 
10
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners4
 
4
Offsides7
 
2
Fouls committed15
 
13
Yellow cards4
 
5
Red cards1
 
0

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Published: Thursday 1 October 2009, 23.58CET

Sporting end hoodoo to streak clear

Sporting Clube de Portugal 1-0 Hertha BSC Berlin
Adrien Silva's 18th-minute goal ended Sporting's long wait to defeat German opposition and took them four points clear in Group D.

Sporting Clube de Portugal finally ended their European hoodoo against German clubs as a deflected first-half Adrien Silva goal proved the difference between them and Hertha BSC Berlin in Group D.

Busy Adrien Silva
Sporting had not beaten a German club in 16 previous attempts and last season crashed out 12-1 on aggregate to FC Bayern München in the first knockout round of the UEFA Champions League. Adrien Silva – sent off for a second bookable offence in injury time – scored a deflected goal on 18 minutes which proved the key for Sporting, who enjoyed a late let-off as Christoph Janker thumped a thunderbolt of a shot against the post from well outside the area.

Heine changes
Hertha caretaker coach Karsten Heine retained only four of the team beaten 5-1 at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim last weekend; a sixth straight league defeat which cost Lucien Favre his job. The visitors did not start like a team short on confidence with Colombian forward Adrián Ramos producing the first effort on target. Ecuadorian striker Felipe Caicedo, making his first start for Sporting, looked lively at the other end.

Breakthrough
Adrien Silva will have good reason to recall his first Sporting appearance of the season. When the 20-year-old let fly with his left foot from well outside the box, a huge deflection off Hertha midfielder Pál Dárdai took the ball beyond Sascha Burchert. Either side of half-time visiting captain Raffael failed to make the most of clear sights of goal and his aim was also awry with a late attempt, after which Adrien Silva received his second booking. Sporting, with two wins from two, visit second-placed FK Ventspils on Matchday 3, while Hertha welcome SC Heerenveen, also on one point.

Last updated: 27/11/12 7.52CET

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Lineups

sporting

Sporting

hertha

Hertha

1
Rui PatrícioRui Patrício (GK)
40
BurchertSascha Burchert (GK)
3
Daniel CarriçoDaniel Carriço
2
KakáKaká
Yellow Card45+1
6
Adrien SilvaAdrien Silva
Goal18
Yellow Card32
Red Card90+3
4
Von BergenSteve von Bergen
10
VukčevićSimon Vukčević
Substitution78
5
PejčinovićNemanja Pejčinović
Yellow Card16
11
CaicedoFelipe Caicedo
Substitution68
6
JankerChristoph Janker
Yellow Card73
13
TonelTonel
8
DárdaiPál Dárdai
14
FernándezMatías Fernández
Yellow Card20
Substitution46
9
RamosAdrián Ramos
Substitution46
24
Miguel VelosoMiguel Veloso
10
RaffaelRaffael (C)
Yellow Card85
28
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho (C)
Yellow Card34
18
WichniarekArtur Wichniarek
Yellow Card30
Substitution80
31
LiedsonLiedson
27
CésarCésar
78
AbelAbel
44
KačarGojko Kačar
Substitution67

Substitutes

16
TiagoTiago (GK)
37
SobtzikPatrick Sobtzik (GK)
9
SaleiroCarlos Saleiro
22
BengtssonRasmus Bengtsson
17
AnguloMiguel Ángel Angulo
23
DomovchiyskiValeri Domovchiyski
Substitution80
18
GrimiLeandro Grimi
Substitution78
25
NicuMaximilian Nicu
Substitution67
20
Yannick DjalóYannick Djaló
Substitution68
26
PiszczekŁukasz Piszczek
Substitution46
23
Hélder PostigaHélder Postiga
31
PerdedajFanol Perdedaj
25
PereirinhaBruno Pereirinha
Substitution46

Coach

Paulo Bento (POR) Karsten Heine (GER)

Referee

Serge Gumienny (BEL)

Assistant referees

Mark Simons (BEL), Joël De Bruyn (BEL)

Fourth official

Joeri Van De Velde (BEL)

Additional assistant referees

Luc Wouters (BEL), Jean-Baptist Bultynck (BEL)

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