São Paulo, Brazil - Seattle Sounders achieved their first victory in the Mundialito de Clubes thanks to a brilliant performance against one of the ‘monsters’ of the tournament. After having done enough to get something more in their first two matches, Marcelo Mendes coached side finally found the prize today. The North American team worked efficiently and managed to disarm all the Portuguese weapons and took the best advantage of their chances today.
One of Seattle’s key players, Osmar Moreira, headed in a brilliant collective aerial play to sweep his team ahead in the second minute of the game. That was not unusual, so to say, since Seattle had managed to hit first in their other previous matches. Little afterwards, another of the North American valuable resources, proved he is a nightmare in dead-ball moves and tapped in a corner kick serve by Plata for the 2-0.
The Mexican defender would widen the Portuguese wound in the same minute of the following quarter, again in a corner kick move. Cati headed in for the 3-0 and what began as a warning turned into a real menace for Sporting, who kept finding it impossible to beat a miraculous Nico today. The saves by the Swiss goalkeeper played also a key role in the Seattle Sounders victory today, endorsed by Moreira’s second hit.
Goals: 1-0: Moreira, min. 10 (1); 2-0: Cati, min. 8 (1); 3-0: Cati, min. 8 (2); 4-0: Moreira, min. 4 (3).
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