Schalke needed a late penalty to defeat Sporting Lisbon 4-3 in the Champions League, despite the Portuguese side staging a two-goal comeback.Schalke vs Sporting highlights.Champions League highlights.
Nani put the visitors ahead at the Veltins Arena, but the tide turned after Mauricio was sent off, with Chinedu Obasi, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Benedikt Howedes giving their side a commanding lead.Schalke vs Sporting 4-3 all goals video.
However, Arien Silva was on hand to make it 3-2 from the spot just after the Germany defender’s goal and completed the comeback with 12 minutes to play, only for Maxim Choupo-Moting’s penalty to give the hosts all three points.
FULL TIME IN GERMANY. A highly controversial ending to the match here sees Schalke claim their first win of the Champions League campaign as they run out 4-3 victors over Sporting. The visitors made a great start to the match and went 1-0 through Nani, but the sending off of Mauricio and subsequent goal from Obasi turned the match on its head. Schalke went 3-1 in the second half only for the Portuguese side to claw the score back to 3-3. The drama wasn’t over though as the officials gave a penalty for handball against Sporting defender, Silva, which clearly hit his hand. Choupo-Moting converted to make it 4-3 and break Sporting’s hearts. I’m Martin Macdonald, thanks for joining us, see you next time!
90′ + 3′Penalty Goal Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
GOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLL FOR SCHALKE!!! Choupo-Moting converts the spotkick!!! FOUR-THREE! UNBELIEVABLE FINISH!!!
78′Goal Adrien Silva
GOOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLLL FOR SPORTING!! THE PORTUGUESE SIDE EQUALISE!! Cedric collects possession deep down the right wing and picks out a superb cross to the back post for the unmarked Adrien Silva, who nods home! Three-three! Incredible!
64′Penalty Goal Adrien Silva
GOOOOAAAAAALLLLLL FOR SPORTING! Adrien Silva steps up and confidently dispatches the penalty into the left corner! Three-two; GAME ON!
60′Goal Benedikt Höwedes
GOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLL FOR SCHALKE! The hosts extend their lead! Ayhan whips a teasing cross into the box from a free kick and Howedes beats Sarr in the air to glance a terrific header into the right corner! Three-one!
50′Goal Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
GOOOOOOOOAAAALLLL FOR SCHALKE!! The German side take the lead for the first time in the Champions League this season! Draxler bursts down the left wing before checking and hitting a diagonal to Obasi, who slides a neat pass through to Huntelaar. The Schalke captain then typically rifles a strike into the bottom corner! Two-one!