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VIDEO: Rami Rabia Plays First official 90 minutes in Sporting’s 3-2 defeat

Posted on January 22, 2015

Rabia to undergo surgery

Former Ahly SC defender played his first 90 minutes of official football since joining Sporting back in August.

Belenenses ended Sporting CP’s eight game win streak by defeating them 3-2 in the first leg of the third round of the Taca Da Liga.

The Egyptian defender was injured at the beginning of the season disrupting his development process which his coach previously emphasised on and delayed his first official appearance for Sporting Clube de Portugal.

 made his official debut for Sporting a week ago as they beat Boavista by one goal to nil in the Portuguese League Cup on Wednesday night.

Belenenses starting XI: Matt Jones, André Teixeira, João Afonso, Palm, Gonçalo Brandão, Bruno China, Rodrigo Dantas, Carlos Martins, Dálcio, Abel Camara, Fabio Nunes.

The game’s first goal came just 5 minutes into the match as Gauld tapped the ball into an empty net following a Tanaka pass to score his first goal in a Sporting shirt.

Almost 10 minutes later, the same player scored his second after Wallyson executed a cheeky chipped pass.

A Rabia error allowed the opponents to get back in the game. The 21-year-old defender tripped over which resulted in a one-on-one situation, with Camara exploiting the Egyptian’s mistake to put the ball past the Sporting keeper.

Tanaka together with Sporting’s forward had many chances to score more in the first half but failed to convert those chances to goals.

The Portegueese giants paid in the second half for their misses as Dalcio Gomes scored an equaliser in the 54th minute to make it 2-2.

Just 5 minutes later, the Sporting defence gave away a penalty which Camara converted to scored his second of the night and his side’s third.

Sporting didn’t have any dangerous chances for the remainder of the game except for a Tanaka shot just before the final whistle which was deflected to a corner.

Despite their 3-2 defeat, Sporting still lead Group A with six points while Belenenses come in second with five points.

Round-up video of Rami’s performance below along with all game’s goals.


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