Sporting made it two wins out of two in their NextGen Series campaign so far with a 2-1 victory in Glasgow against Celtic. After Celtic opened the scoring Iuri Medeiros equalised just before half-time followed by a late Luís Cortez winner.
There was early concern for Sporting after just 10-minutes when Tobias Figueiredo was substituted and Braima Candé had to come on to replace him. It will be a worry also for B Team manager Oceano. Tobias replaced Pedro Mendes early on in the B Team’s game against Marítimo B last week and having both injured will be a major concern.
It was then Celtic who took the lead in the 23rd minute after Callum McGregor teed up Denny Johnson in the box for the home side.
After a slow start for Sporting they started to improve as the game went on and Iuri Medeiros got the equaliser after Carlos Mané’s pass just before half-time.
Sporting got better in the second-half and substitute Luís Cortez scored an excellent long-range effort to give Sporting the win in the 76th minute.
It was another good result for the young Sporting side before they have a far more tricky NextGen fixture against PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands on the 26th September before playing the result of the group games all at home later on in the year.
Sporting U19 XI: Mickaël Meira; Mauro Riquicho (Wilson Manafa 54′), Tobias Figueiredo (Braima Candé 10′), Rúben Semedo (YC), Michael Pinto; Edilino Ié, Farley Rosa (Bruma 66′), Filipe Chaby; Iuri Medeiros (Scored 45′), Carlos Mané (Cristian Ponde 66′), Alexandre Guedes (Luís Cortez 66′, Scored 76′)
Subs Not Used: Guilherme Oliveira, Wallynson Mallmann