Sporting have suffered a fresh setback in a thus far turbulent season after losing 3-1 to Gil Vicente away from home, last Sunday.
The Lions were up against it following goals from Bozhidar Kraev and Sandro Lima either side of Wendel’s first-half equaliser, with Zakaria Naidji sealing the visitors’ fate late on for Gil Vicente’s third.
Defeat for Federico Varandas’ men came after their cross-city rivals, Benfica, distanced themselves even further at the top of the table with a comfortable 4-0 win at home to Marítimo on Saturday night.
Famalicão’s second loss of the season, at the hands of Portimonense, also saw the newly-promoted side fall nine points behind the Eagles, meanwhile FC Porto kept the pressure on with their 2-0 victory over Paços de Ferreira at home, maintaining a two-point gap.
Elsewhere, there was a 2-0 win for Sporting de Braga in their Europa League-scented clash against Rio Ave at home, subsequently edging themselves closer to the qualification spots. Here’s the peak of this weekend’s action.
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