A goal in the Uruguayan discount Sebastian
Coates today gave victory to Sporting
Portugal before him Santa
clear (2-1), a result that helped the ‘lions’ to beat their own record and add, for the first time in their history, 22 games without knowing defeat.
The Verdiblancos have accumulated 18 victories and 4 draws in this League, which they lead with 58 points, with an advantage of 12 and 13 points with Braga and Porto, respectively, who have yet to play their commitments for this day.
Pedro Gonçalves ‘Pote’ put Sporting ahead in the 23rd minute with his 15th goal in the league championship, in which he stands out as top scorer. Santa Clara managed to tie in 84 ‘with a goal from Rui Costa, but in 93’ Coates headed the ball into the nets to give the leader the victory.
The Azores remain seventh despite the defeat.
At the opening of the 22nd matchday, Paços de Ferreira beat Nacional 2-1 with two goals from South African Luther Singh, who secured him fifth place. The Honduran Bryan Róchez scored, already in the discount, the goal of Nacional.