The downpour affected the quality of the game, but the excitement in the duel between Arouka and Sporting was not lacking. The champion struggled well to reach the planned three points against the rival from the lower part of the table, who, although he has only five points from eight games, was determined to surprise the favored rival.
The hosts tried hard, they played the whole match openly and with the intention of scoring a goal, but even when the 22-year-old Odaj Dabag managed to equalize, the response of the guests from Lisbon quickly followed and a goal for 1: 2, as much as was left until the end.
The young Palestinian from the Arouke attack was very persistent and motivated. He had two chances in the first half, however, Mateus Nunjes was the only one accurate in the first part of the match. He scored in the 14th minute after a great counter-attack and a masterful move Paulinja who lobbed to find Pablo Sarabia, and he registered an assist.
In the 51st mentioned Dabag he also equalized from the counterattack, coping well in front of the rival’s goal, but he wrote a draw on the scoreboard for only three minutes.
Until then, the great goalkeeper Arouke, Fernando Castro he had to react much better to the shot Nuna Santoša. Since it is not, Sporting has reached 20 points, as much as Porto has, and the pressure is now on the leading Benfica. The Eagles have a point advantage, and on Sunday they will welcome the sixth-placed Portimonense.
He could have Dabag in the 81st minute to become the hero of Arouke, where he arrived this summer from Al Arabia, but he was not precise enough from a solid position. However, the young Palestinian suggested that in the future he could be a striker for a stronger club.
EXAMPLE – ROUND 8
Maritimo – Moreirense 0: 0
Famalikao – Guimaraes 1: 2 (1: 1)
/ Banza 5 – Esrtupinjan 34, Edwards 59 /
Vuzela – Santa Clara 1: 1 (0: 0)
/ Casignano 90 + 7 – Patrick 74 /
Porto – Pacos Ferreira 2: 1 (1: 1)
/ Diaz 44, Vendel 52 – Santos 19 /
Arouka – Sporting 1: 2 (0: 1)
/ Dabag 51 – Mateus 14, Santos 54 /
*** quotas are subject to change