Friday, 23 March 2018 02:50 GMT

Primeira Liga Wrap: Sporting win, Academica held

(MENAFN - Kora) Leonardo Jardim's side leapfrogged Porto and moved within two points of leaders Benfica, but they were nearly made to rue their profligacy

Sporting completely dominated the first half, setting the tone from the beginning as Andre Martins had a shot deflected wide before Mauricio missed the target with a header

Carlos Mane scored the game's only goal in the 15th minute as the 19-year-old netted for the third time in six matches

Colombian Fredy Montero set up the goal, squaring across the six-yard box for Mane to tap in at the far post

The chances kept coming for Sporting as Adrien Silva had a fierce effort saved, while Martins headed into the side netting and they also had a goal ruled out for offside

Olhanense improved considerably after the break though, with Lucas forcing a good save from Sporting goalkeeper Rui Patricio

Sporting's Peruvian Andre Carrillo nearly sealed the result with a spectacular strike, but he was denied by the post

Saturday's other match saw Belenenses play out a goalless draw against Academica

The result lifted Belenenses fail to break down an Academica side whose winless streak was extended to four matche

Primeira Liga Wrap: Sporting win, Academica held

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