Sporting went to Jamor to defeat Casa Pia with a score of 4-3, thus responding to the draw in the previous round in Barcelos (0-0 against Gil Vicente) and the victories, already in this round 27, by FC Porto and SC Braga, who have done so. He may not miss more in the struggle to be in the Champions League next season. Trincao was the best player in the match with a hat-trick.
The winger’s first goal, on 17 seconds, could have given Sporting peace of mind, especially since the team has a match next Thursday against Juventus in the Europa League, but after all, that wasn’t what happened because Casa Pia set himself up. A massive fight and knew how to react three times to the goals he conceded.
The first reaction came from Rafael Martins and when Trincao scored twice in the 39th minute, it was thought that the Lions would win in the first half, but Soma equalized again even before the referee whistle.
In the beginning, and after the three substitutions made by Ruben Amorim, Sporting coach, a new goal for the Alvalade logo was scored by Pedro Gonçalves. Felipe Cardoso made it 3-3, but the Casa Pia forward became personal because he went in, scored a goal and was sent off immediately afterwards.
Sporting tightened its grip and Trincao scored a hat-trick in the 85th minute and gave the Lions three valuable points, in a vital challenge with many goals.