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Sporting's Marcos Asuna Produced The Filthiest Of Assists Last Night

Sporting's Marcos Asuna Produced The Filthiest Of Assists Last Night

Sporting claimed a 3-1 away win over FC Astana in the Europa League round of 32 first leg last night and have more or less booked their place in the last 16 of the competition.

Jorge Jesus' side had to come from behind after seeing Martin Tominsov open the scoring seven minutes in for the Kazakhstani champions.

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But three goals in seven minutes just after half-time from Bruno Fernandes, Gelson Martins and Seydou Doumbia completed the turnaround.

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The second goal from winger Martins, in the 50th minute, wasn't a vintage finish but it was all about the glorious assist from Marcos Acuna on the left.

The Argentina international was strutting around as if he was playing at the park with his mates, mercilessly ending careers.

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After the visitors had regained possession on the left flank, the Sporting No.9 did a couple of kick-ups before nonchalantly flicking the ball over the onrushing defender's head with his heel.

The ball ran away from him slightly, and he was pressured from an another advancing defender, but he displayed strength and skill to bypass a couple more players before whipping in a delightful cross, which eventually found its way to Martins at the far post.

Was it the assist of the season? You'll do well to find one better than the passage of play the 26-year old conjured up.

Another man who was doing bits in the Europa League last night was Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann.

The Frenchman was on the scoresheet as Diego Simeone's side recorded an emphatic victory over Danish side Copenhagen, but his most impressive moment was an insane backheel nutmeg in the build-up to Kevin Gameiro's goal.

Praise the lord for pure filth on a football pitch.

Topics: Football News, Football, Europa League, Assist, Sporting CP, Sporting, Portugal, Argentina

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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