Couldn't live in Europe and not take in a soccer, uh, I mean, Football game at least once.
So when a friend invited me along I jumped at the chance!
The Sporting Football Club dates back to like 1906, so they have a long, proud history here.
So how was it? Well, it is much more exciting in person than on TV. Sporting was a much better team than their opponent, Portimonense. Their passes were crisp and accurate. Still, it was a very close game.
Up 2-1 with about 10 minutes left and Sporting gets hit with a red card, which means they play 10 men, instead of 11.
A few minutes later and they are given a second red card, so now it is 9 on 11.
The home crowd was clearly not pleased-- they are quite passionate about the game here. They even had the riot police standing by.
Well, fortunately Sporting held on for the victory! It was a fun game.