THE BALL – The Lions confirm the favoritism, score in the Fundão and are in the final (Futsal)

THE BALL – The Lions confirm the favoritism, score in the Fundão and are in the final (Futsal)

Sporting are in the play-off finals of the national futsal championship, after beating Fundão 5-2 in match 2 of the semi-finals, held this Sunday afternoon at the Pavilhão João Rocha, in Lisbon.

The Lions came in at full speed and in 11 seconds (!) They were already ahead on the scoreboard: a shot by Diego Cavinato and Iury Bahia, unfortunately, deflected it into his own goal. Leon’s supremacy came true again shortly after, in the 6th minute, when Fernando Cardinal, a short distance away, made it 2-0. Fundão still managed to react and reduce the disadvantage, through Felipe Leite, but Sporting would increase restraint even before the break, through Esteban Guerrero.

In the second stage, and giving shape to the theoretical favoritism that was aimed at him -that despite the good reply of Beira-, Sporting dug even more the difference, with goals from Fernando Cardinal and Pauleta, with the goal of Nem, already near. In the end, it only served to mitigate the figures of the Fundão debacle.

The tie is thus resolved – the Leonese team, let’s remember, had already won match 1 (6-4), last Friday, in Fundão – and Sporting is now waiting for the rival that will face in the play-off final and to get out of the duel between Benfica and Eléctrico – play this afternoon (17:00), with Benfica in the lead, 1-0, the result of the victory (2-1), also last Friday’s fair, in Ponte de Sor.

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End of the match! Sporting 5 Fundão 2.

39 minutes: Felipe Leite, in a good position, shoots from the right post of the Leon goal.

Minute 38: Mário Freitas long shot and Gonçalo Portugal’s corner kick.

Fundão’s 5×4 is confirmed, with Mário Freitas playing the role of front goalkeeper.

Technical break requested by Nuno Couto, coach of Fundão. For 2-5, with just under three minutes to go, it is very likely that the Beira emblem coach will opt for the 5×4.

Minute 38: Alex Merlin’s strong shot, slightly above the crossbar.

Minute 36: Fundão marks! Nem, with his right foot, throws a strong shot and well placed in the upper left corner of the goal of Gonçalo Portugal, reducing the 5-2.

After 36 minutes, following yet another great corner, Guilherme Duarte knocked the ball to the limit of Diego Cavinato’s reach, who just couldn’t put it in the net.

Minute 36: Diego Cavinato shot for a nice stop by Paulo Pereira.

Technical break requested by Nuno Dias, Sporting coach.

33 minutes into the match, a swerving free kick by Fernando Cardinal almost resulted in the home team taking the lead, but the shot glanced harmlessly off the frame of the goal.

Minute 32: Second foul committed by Fundão.

32 minutes into the match, a swerving free kick by Mário Freitas almost resulted in the home team taking the lead, but the shot glanced harmlessly off the frame of the goal.

Minute 32: Yellow card to Michelangelo.

Minute 32: Second foul committed by Sporting.

31 minutes into the match, a swerving free kick by David Gomes almost resulted in the home team taking the lead, but the shot glanced harmlessly off the frame of the goal.

Minute 29: Marking Sporting! Excellent collective play by the Lions, with Pany Varela directing the ball to Esteban Guerrero, with the Spaniard offering the goal to Pauleta on a gold plate. 5-1.

Minute 28: Excellent work of Bebé on Pany Varela, on the right, with a shot from the end beirão returned by the crossbar of Guitta.

27 minutes into the match, the visitors put themselves ahead 0 – 3 as Pany Varela finished off an attack from the left with a spectacular scissors kick.

Minute 25: Bebé and Guita’s long shot, with another extraordinary intervention, denies Beiras a second.

Minute 24: First foul committed by Fundão.

24th minute: Nem and Peleh pass to Guitta’s left post.

Minute 23: Marking Sporting! The aerial ball of Alex Merlim and Fernando Cardinal, on the far post, without dropping the ball on the ground, scored the first to make it 4-1.

21 minutes into the match, a swerving free kick by Iury Bahia almost resulted in the home team taking the lead, but the shot glanced harmlessly off the frame of the goal.

Minute 21: Nem shot, the ball bounces on Pany Varela and crashes into the right post of Guitta’s goal.

Minute 21: First foul committed by Sporting.

Start of the second part!

The Lions came to the break with an interesting two-goal lead, built on a quality first half by Nuno Dias, but far from the spectacle of other games. Fundão has also done so for life, as evidenced by the goal he scored after falling 0-2, but the feeling that remains of these first 20 minutes is that Sporting has fully controlled the operations, which is why shortly after, the third goal arrived, getting a comfortable cushion on the scoreboard.

Nothing has been decided yet, of course, but Beira’s emblem will have to improve in the second half to try to turn the course of events around and prevent Sporting from making their mark in the play-off final. today.

To break! Sporting 3 Fundão 1.

Minute 19: Kutchy, after a quick transition, finishes off Guitta to save.

Minute 19: Far shot by Bebé, aimed at Guitta.

Minute 18: Fifth foul committed by Sporting.

Minute 17: Nem’s counterattack led by a well placed shot by the Brazilian stopped by an excellent intervention by Guitta.

Minute 17: Second foul committed by Fundão.

Minute 16: Rui Moreira’s frontal shot for Guitta’s careful defense.

Minute 15: Iury Bahia, over the area, tries to get the first shot but the ball goes over the crossbar by Guitta.

Technical break requested by Nuno Couto, coach of Fundão.

Minute 14: Pauleta shot from the right, for the careful defense of Paulo Pereira.

Minute 13: Fourth foul committed by Sporting.

Minute 13: Mark the Sporting! Alex Merlim’s shot hits the post, but Esteban Guerrero, with his left foot, makes it 3-1 on the rebound.

Minute 12: Paulo Pereira, in an incursion to the attack, finishes off by the defense of Guitta.

11 minutes into the game, a swerving free kick by Alex Merlim almost resulted in the home team taking the lead, but the shot glanced harmlessly off the frame of the goal.

Minute 9: Third foul committed by Sporting.

8 minutes: Fundão marks! Past Kutchy and Felipe Leite, in the center of the area, pending 2-1.

Minute 7: Second foul committed by Sporting.

After 7 minutes, following yet another great corner, Fernando Cardinal i Pauleta knocked the ball to the limit of Paulo Pereira’s reach, who just couldn’t put it in the net.

Minute 7: Pauleta’s cross shot, in the side net of the goal, now saved by Paulo Pereira.

Technical break requested by Nuno Dias, Sporting coach.

Fundão goalkeeper Luan Muller has been injured. The Armenian international is being assisted offside and it remains to be seen whether or not he will be able to recover in time to return to the team during this match. Meanwhile, Paulo Pereira is now defending the Beiras goal.

6 minutes: First foul committed by Sporting.

6 minutes: mark Sporting! A free kick by Erick Mendonça and Fernando Cardinal from close range deflected it to 2-0.

6 minutes: first foul committed by Fundão.

Minute 6: Baby shot, near the left post of Guitta’s goal.

Minute 3: Diego Cavinato finished off a beautiful stop by Luan Muller.

1 minute: Sporting goals! After 11 seconds, a cross from Diego Cavinato and Iury Bahia found the back of the goal with a beautiful free kick. 1-0.

Start of the match!

Fundão (initial zinc): Luan Muller, Nem, Mário Freitas ÇDavid Gomes and Iury Bahia

Substitutes: Paulo Pereira, Tiago Couto, Wilson Cabral, Felipe Leite, Kutchy, Peleh, Bebé, Rui Moreira and Guilherme Duarte

Coach: Nuno Couto

Sporting (starting five): Guitta, Erick Mendonça, João Matos ÇDiego Cavinato and Alex Merlin

Substitutes: Gonçalo Portugal, Fernando Cardinal, Pauleta, Pany Varela, Caio Ruiz, Miguel Ângelo and Esteban Guerrero

Coach: Nuno Dias

Referees: Rúben Santos (AF Porto) and André Franco (AF Leiria)

There are already teams!

Jorge Braz, national coach, is in the João Rocha Pavilion to watch the match between Sporting and Fundão live.

For this afternoon’s match, Nuno Dias has ruled out Bernardo Paçó, Tomás Paçó, Zicky Té and Waltinho. Nuno Couto, on the other hand, can’t count on Thalles, who is injured and will not play again this season.

And it is good not to forget that this Fundão has already won the Sporting this season: still in the regular phase, the 4th day was played, the emblem beirão defeated the lions, 4-2, in a match held on 23 October 2021. In the second round, the story was different, with Sporting getting the best (6-3), in Alvalade, in a match of the 17th day, played on March 5, 2022.

The Leonese emblem arrives at this match at the head of the eliminatory one, after having won the match 1 (6-4), that was played last Friday, in the Municipal Pavilion of Fundão, in which it was, we remember, one of the most spectacular matches. in Portuguese futsal throughout the season. As a result of this victory, Sporting can guarantee, today, a place in the play-off final, only with the defeat of Fundão again. But the Beirões, as they showed in the game the day before yesterday, promise to create a lot of difficulties for the lions to force the black – which, if it happens, will be played next Thursday (7 pm).

Sporting will host Fundão this afternoon (3pm), in the second match of the semi-finals of the play-off of the national futsal championship, in a match that will take place at the Pavilhão João Rocha, in Lisbon. BOLA Online will follow all incidents of this duel and as such will come from here, dear reader. You are invited to join our team …

Good night!

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