Sporting managed to climb to third place in the championship this Sunday, after a complicated victory in Alvalade against Portimonense (2-1), the penultimate classified in the I Liga. The lions did not start in the best way, much because of the tactical system used by Silas – he started by using a line of three centrals – and Portimonense took advantage.
Jackson Martínez showed that, even in far from ideal physical conditions, he is still there for the curves. Sporting’s defensive gave him meters and the Colombian took the opportunity to make it 1-0 for the Algarve team.
Then the goal of the night. Without Bruno Fernandes, Mathieu now appears to be the man with set pieces and beautiful goals. The French central defender superbly took a direct free kick on 31 minutes and re-established the tie in the match.
In the second half, the lions’ technical team moved, launched Jovane and stopped playing with a defense with three centrals. And that was the key that changed the rest of the game. Sporting grew in the match and reached the goal in Jadson’s misfortune. The turnaround was given and it seems that a weight came off the players of the Alvalade club. There were several opportunities wasted by the Leon attack and the final result was 2-1.