When the Primeira Liga season restarted in early June few would have expected Sporting to become the in-form team. The previously flying Braga have stumbled, while neither Benfica nor Porto appear inclined to make a strong charge for the championship title. It has been Sporting who have shone since the resumption, Rúben Amorim’s side remaining undefeated while fielding teams packed with academy products.
So, who are Rubén Amorim’s new kids who are suddenly making headlines in the Portuguese football world? PortuGOAL’s Sporting Clube de Portugal expert Richard Cole takes a closer look.