After two defeats in two games against FC Porto and Benfica, Estádio de Alvalade smiled in what was Sporting’s first victory at home in the current calendar year. The lions won at the reception to Marítimo, but the goal that earned the three points only happened in the final minutes of the match.
Cristián Borja scored, in the 76th minute, the perfect shot that put the lion back on the championship podium and crowned an exhibition that was not eye-catching, but enough to win the three points.
But this was not an easy triumph, quite the contrary. After a very poor first half, although dominated by the lions, Silas realized where the Marítimo’s weaknesses were and launched Plata and Jovane, players who played with the game in the attack of the lions.
And it was from Jovane Cabral’s feet that the poisonous cross for Borja’s aforementioned goal emerged, which debuted with the Alvalade club jersey.
Until the end, Sporting was controlling the operations before a Marítimo team that had no arguments to score a goal that would leave Alvalade with a point.
It should also be noted that the green and whites had two goals canceled, one to Coates (18 ‘), still in the first half, another to Rafael Camacho (53’), in the second.
Finally, we also highlight the debut of Sporar, a striker who was a winter reinforcer, who was forced into action after 15 minutes of play, taking over from Luiz Phellype and leaving good points for what was his game debut.