Monday, May 02, 2011


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.

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