The Sporting from Portugal won this Sunday at the stadium of Braga (0-1), with both from the Brazilian Matheus nunes, despite playing a large part of the game with ten, and remains firm in its fight for the League with five games to go.
The “lions” lead by 7 points to Porto, who has to play with Moreirense on Monday, and they still do not know defeat in the national championship this season.
The Verdiblancos were left with 10 in the 18th minute due to the expulsion for a double yellow of Gonçalo Inácio, but they still managed to overcome their numerical inferiority.
The goal did not come until 81, when Matheus nunes he sent a ball to the nets that the Spanish Pedro Porro put him with a free kick.
The bad news for him Sporting is that he will also lose two of his references, the Portuguese Pedro Gonçalves “Pote” and the Spanish goalkeeper Antonio Adán, who saw the fifth yellow and will not be able to play against Nacional.
The Braga from Carlos Carvalhal stays fourth two points behind Benfica, who also plays on Monday and with whom he is contesting third place, the last one that gives access to the Champions League.
Also this Sunday, Rio Ave saved a draw (1-1) with the Paços de Ferreira thanks to a header goal from Fábio Coentrão, who scored his second goal so far this season, but did not do much good for the team, which is still very close to the relegation zone.
The Paços de Ferreira, despite the equalized and the four consecutive defeats harvested before, it remains fifth in the table.
The day was opened by Julio Velázquez’s Marítimo with a victory by the minimum in the fiefdom of the Boavista (0-1) with a goal from Ali Alipour.
The victory allowed him to leave the penultimate place, which forces him to play a “play off” with the third-placed in the second division and in which he is now, precisely, the Boavista.