The Sporting from Portugal he was close to conceding the first defeat of the season but in the end he was able to avoid it (2-2). And it is that the Lisbon team, which was losing by two goals against Belenenses, came back and managed to scratch a valuable point ‘in extremis’ in the Portuguese championship.
The comeback began in the 83rd minute, with goals from Coates (m. 83) and Cabral from penalties in added time (m. 95). Earlier, Joao Mario had missed a penalty in the 42nd minute. The Lisbon players have 21 wins and seven draws. With six games to go, they are seven points ahead of Porto, second-placed but one game less.