The Slovenians held off the Portuguese club for most of the match until the visitors struck with 10 minutes from time, but the hosts had the last laugh with a stoppage-time effort.Maribor vs Sporting highlights.
It was a fixture both sides would have targeted as one they must win, given the involvement of Chelsea and Schalke as the other two sides in their group. But, despite the best attempts of both, we’ve ended as we started here: all square. It’s a fair result but Sporting will be furious with themselves that they’ve managed to throw the game away with just seconds remaining. Nani’s goal should have been the winner and he’s a player who would have deserved that stat given his work in this second half.
90′ + 2′Goal Luka Zahović
90′ + 2′SubstitutionSlimani islamF. Montero
90′ + 2′GOAL!!!! What a dramatic ending to the game! And what terrible defending! Maribor have drawn level with just seconds remaining in the game. Mauricio attempts to clear what looks like a routine ball into the air but he miskicks the ball terribly. It falls towards the goal with Zahovic looking to latch onto it and Patricio, rushing out off his line, sees the ball loop into the net off the boot of the late substitute. What drama!
79′GOAL!!! It’s finally come! We have our first goal of the game here and Sporting have taken the lead! Nani is the man who has surely given his side the victory they so dearly craved in this vital Group G opener. On the edge of the box he twists, turns and drills his effort into the bottom-right corner of the net. Handanovic had no chance with that one: power and precision from the Portugal international.