Sporting Lisbon Vs Chelsea highlights.Nemanja Matic’s header was enough to hand Chelsea a narrow 1-0 win at Sporting and send Jose Mourinho’s men to the top of group G in the Champions League.
Matic grabbed the decisive goal with a looping header from Cesc Fabregas’ cross, but the Blues were guilty of missing a number of chances in the first half.Sporting Lisbon Vs Chelsea 0-1 all goals video.
Sporting came close to punishing that profligacy after the break, going close on a number of occasions, including when Nani hitting the side netting.
With Schalke’s 1-1 draw at home to Maribor, the Londoners go three points clear of their group rivals.
Mourinho will no doubt want his team to be more clinical in future, as they nearly repeated the mistakes of their game against Schalke. Sporting will be disappointed that they could not turn their second-half revival into a point.
A hard earned but deserved three points for Chelsea. They should have been out of sight long ago, but their extreme profligacy offered an olive branch to Sporting, who came close to taking it.
34′Goal Nemanja Matić
MATIC HAS SCORED! Sporting fall apart on a set piece again. Chelsea whip a free kick towards the far post, and the former Benfica man gets one over on his one-time rivals with a nifty looping header that floats in!