Jesus Corona, despite a sore shoulder, tears off to recover the ball to the right in the box. He tries to cross on the ground but Adan catches the ball at the near post.
Once again, Matheus Nunes is guilty of a stroller in the back of his opponent to stop the Porto attack. This time, he pushes Mehdi Taremi and comes out without warning.
Called by his assistant, the referee sanctions Jovane Cabral with a yellow card for a blow given to Otavio’s face.
Served near the surface, Luis Diaz rushes and misses his shot with the right foot. the ball escapes widely to the right of the cage.
Free kick for Sporting, located at the right angle of the surface and hit by Porro. Pushed in the back by Taremi at the far post, Coates misses his header. The ball is recovered by Costa and the referee does not intervene.
At the end of a very intense first act, where the two teams play without restraint (18 faults, 7 cards), Sporting leads to the break thanks to Nuno Santos. Faced with FC Porto without a solution (1 shot), the attacker could even have scored a hat-trick without an excellent Diogo Costa (31st, 36th).
João Mario comes to provoke Ruben Vinagre on the right side but it does not pass. He touches the ball last and concedes a goal clearance.
Luis Diaz overflows to the left of the area and crosses back towards Mehdi Taremi, blocked by Sebastian Coates.
Nuno Santos wears his crampons up to Sergio Oliveira’s face but the referee lets it pass.
FC Porto players have hardly existed during this first period and the frustration is palpable in the ranks of the formation of northern Portugal.
The Sporting CP bench gets carried away and claims at the edge of the field. The referee is obliged to intervene …
Nuno Santos and Otavio get confused on the ground. The tension rises suddenly and the players explain themselves …