FC Porto beat Sintrense (5-0) and qualified to the fourth round of the Portuguese cup
FC Porto beat Sintrense in the debut for the Portuguese Cup (5-0). Sérgio Oliveira and Evanilson, twice, and Toni Martínez scored the goals that allowed the Dragons to move on to the fourth round of the cup.
The blue and whites went in with seriousness, as Sérgio Conceição had asked in the press conference held the day before, and soon created danger near the opposing goal. Evanilson passed to Francisco Conceição inside the area, but the young Dragon couldn’t finish the opportunity (14m). Soon after, Sérgio Oliveira opened the scoreboard with a missile. Pepê passed to the midfielder who, from distance, shot for goal, not giving any chances to Diogo Garrido. The blue and white number 27 showed he was on fire and, ten minutes later, scored again. Wendell regained possession of the ball on the left and, after a succession of passes, Francisco Conceição shot for a save, but the opposing goalkeeper couldn’t hold on to the ball and it ended up right in front of the Portuguese international (27m). After the first 45 minutes, it was clear that the blue and whites were committed to the match, and didn’t make it easy for a theoretically inferior opponent.
The Dragons kept their level going into the second-half and, six minutes after the resume of the match, they were celebrating again. Sérgio Oliveira was again directly involved in another goal, as he found Evanilson alone in front of Diogo Garrido, who didn’t hesitate and scored FC Porto’s third goal of the match. The Brazilian forward wasn’t done, and, after a cross from Zaidu on the left and many rebounds in the area, he scored the fourth goal for the blue and whites, with art and intelligence, just before being replaced by Toni Martínez. With 15 minutes to go, the number 29 scored the fifth goal for the Dragons. Fábio Vieira crossed, Francisco Conceição headed the ball and the Spanish forward, in a volley, scored his first in the match. With commitment, seriousness and calm, FC Porto found the way to the next round of the Portuguese Cup.
FC Porto will now turn their attention to the Champions League, where they will face AC Milan, at Estádio do Dragão, next Tuesday (20h00, live on Eleven Sports).
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