Francisco Trincao has been having a good week with Sporting who have bounced back from a disappointing start to the season by wining three games in a row.
The Barcelona loanee has three goals in those three games against Estoril, Eintracht Frankfurt, and Portimonense.
Trincao’s first goal of the season came in the Champions League in midweek against last season’s Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt. Sporting impressed in a 3-0 win in Germany.
The goal was made by Marcus Edwards who had already put Sporting 1-0 up. The visitors hit Frankfurt on the counter with Edwards playing in Trincao with a superb ball. The winger took a good first touch and then fired a low shot past Kevin Trapp.
Nuno Santos put the icing on the cake with the visitors’ third of the night late on, and Trincaco shared his thoughts after the match.
“We knew what we had to do. We knew their strengths and we ended up playing a good game, which is the most important thing, and winning,” he said. “We tried to be patient. We knew that quick transitions were one of their strengths. In the second half we found more space, because they opened up a little more.”
The winger then followed that up with a brace in a 4-0 win at home to Portimonense on Saturday. His first was another low shot from inside the area after a bit of head tennis. Trincao then added another with a confident finish from close range after a cross in from the left wing.
⚽️ Sporting CP 4-0 Portimonense— PortugueseSoccer.com ⚽️ (@PsoccerCOM) September 10, 2022
A brace by Trincão and goals by Pote & Nuno Santos keep Sporting's excellent week going.
Portimonense looked nothing like their previous form that led to its 3rd place standing.
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Trincao is back in Portugal with Sporting on loan after failing to make an impression at Barcelona. The deal does include an option for Sporting to buy Trincao permanently when his loan expires at the end of June.
Diario AS are reporting on Sunday that Trincao “wants to return” to Barcelona but knows it “will not be easy” due to the competition for places in attack. If he can continue this kind of form then he might just get a second chance at Barca.