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Sporting Lisbon clinch Cape Town Cup

2015-07-26 19:11
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Cape Town - Fredy Montero Munoz came from the bench to score a brace that helped Sporting Lisbon defeat Crystal Palace 2-0 and win the Cape Town Cup in the final played on Sunday afternoon.

The Colombian scored from a free kick beating Alex McCarthy in goal for Palace to hand Lisbon the first goal of the match in the 79th minute.

He completed his brace ten minutes later after combining with Islam Slimani to make it 2-0 for Lisbon.

Palace squandered a number of opportunities to grab the lead while they were also denied by the outstanding Rui Patricio in goals for Lisbon.

For Lisbon, Algerian striker, Slimani was once again the main threat but missed a number of chances to put his side ahead.

The match headed for half time goalless.

The second half produced more attacking football, but Lisbon were more clinical in front of goals as they managed to score two goals to win the match,

Rui Patricio had an outstanding game in goals for Lisbon as he more than twice made good saves to keep his team in the game in the last 20 minutes of the match

The Lisbon goalkeeper denied Scott Dann from close range in the 70th minute as Palace searched for the equalizing goal.

He also pulled off a good save to stop James McArthur as Lisbon ran away with the Cape Town Cup.

*Ajax Cape Town and SuperSport shared third place after playing to a 1-1 draw in their match earlier on the day.

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