Sporting eliminated Benfica and went to the final

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Sporting qualified for the final of the Portuguese Cup after eliminating Benfica on Tuesday, where they drew 2-2, although in the Lisbon derby first leg they won 1-2 away.

After a goalless first half, the second half was intense with a total of four goals between the Primeira Liga leader, Sporting, and the second place, Benfica, a point away.

Give and take

The ‘lions’ were the first to celebrate, after a powerful shot by the Danish midfielder Morten Hjulmand in the 47th minute, but Benfica didn’t take long to respond, equalizing in the 53rd minute through the Argentine Nicolás Otamendi.

Moments later, in the 55th minute, Paulinho He once again passed Sporting, but Rafa He brought his team back into the game by tying the game in the 64th minute.

The ‘eagles’ held the third by former Madrid player Ángel Di María, but the Uruguayan goalkeeper Franco Israel flewavoided the ‘Fideo’ goal and held the result.

This Wednesday the first leg of the second semi-final between Vitória de Guimarães and Porto will be played, while the second leg will be played on April 17.

Source: La Verdad

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