Sporting CP produced a second-half clinical performance to defeat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 in their Champions League clash.
The German side spurned decent opportunities in the first half and paid the price.
Marcus Edwards opened the scoring with a neat finish before becoming provider to tee up Trincao for Sporting’s second.
Nuno Santos then scored a third to secure the three points following fine work from Pedro Porro.
Frankfurt tasted defeat in their first Champions League outing.
Meanwhile, the Portuguese outfit started its campaign with a fine victory on the road.
EINTRACHT FRANKFURT (4-2-3-1): Kevin Trapp; Kristijan Jakic, Evan Ndicka, Tuta, Christopher Lenz; Eric Ebimbe, Djibril Sow; Jesper Lindstrom, Mario Gotze, Daichi Kamada; Randal Kolo Muani.
EINTRACHT FRANKFURT SUBS: Jerome Onguene, Hrvoje Smolcic, Faride Alidou, Rafael Borre, Makoto Hasebe, Lucas Alario, Timothy Chandler, Jens Grahl, Luca Pellegrini, Ansgar Knauff, Diant Ramaj.
SPORTING CP (3-4-3): Antonio Adan; Jeremiah St. Juste, Sebastian Coates, Goncalo Bernardo Inacio; Pedro Porro, Manuel Ugarte, Hidemasa Morita, Matheus Reis; Trincao, Pote, Marcus Edwards.
SPORTING CP SUBS: Sotiris Alexandropoulos, Nuno Santos, Franco Israel, Luis Neto, Rochinha, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku, Paulinho, Andre Paulo, Arthur Gomes, Ricardo Esgaio, Jose Martinez.
GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! EDWARDS BUNDLES A STRIKE HOME!!!!!! 1-0 SPORTING!!!!! The visitors take the lead as Edwards’ deflected strike finds the bottom-right corner. Morita collects inside from Pote on the left flank and sends a cutback to Edwards in the middle. His first touch is loose, but he manages to get an effort away despite pressure from Ebimbe to find the back of the net.
GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! TRINCAO DOUBLES SPORTING’S LEAD!!!! 2-0!!!!! Just like that, Sporting extended their lead with a clinical counter finished well by Trincao. Pote starts the break as he collects a pass from Ugarte and feeds Edwards. The forward runs at the Frankfurt defence before he rolls the ball to Trincao. The Portuguese take a neat first touch, and his second is even better, drilling a low left-footed effort into the bottom-right corner with precision.
GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! NUNO SANTOS MAKES IT THREE!!!!!!! 3-0 SPORTING!!!!! The Portuguese side pours on the agony for the home team as Nuno Santos converts with a neat finish on the counter. Porro creates the opening single-handedly by winning possession down the right flank and then driving past two Frankfurt defenders. He angles a cross to the back post for Nuno Santos to collect and slot past Trapp with composure on his left foot.
So, what’s next?
Frankfurt are back in Bundesliga action on Saturday at home to Wolfsburg.
Sporting is also home in their Primeira Liga clash against Portimonense on the same day.