Farense were the victors in a friendly to mark the 104th birthday of Sporting. Rúben Semedo scored the goal for Sporting but two goals from António Livramento and one from Diogo Alves gave Farense the win.
As expected, Sporting played players in need of match fitness at the Estádio de São Luís as well as several players from the B team. Both Islam Slimani and Fredy Montero were not risked so Wilson Eduardo started as the striker.
António Livramento opened the scoring the for the home side with a 20th minute penalty.
Diogo Alves put Farense further ahead in the 32nd minute but Rúben Semedo pulled one back for Sporting just 3 minutes later.
Leonardo Jardim made plenty of changes at half-time when Sambinha, André Martins, Shikabala and Ousmane Dramé all came on but Farense wrapped up the game in the 60th minute when Livramento scored his second goal of the game.
The 80th minute saw the introduction of 17-year old goalkeeper Vladimir Stojković for Marcelo Boeck. As the name suggests he is the nephew of former Sporting goalkeeper, er, Vladimir Stojković.
Although the game ended in defeat it was a good run out for the Sporting players, especially those in need of match fitness.
SPORTING XI: Marcelo Boeck (Vladimir Stojković, 80′); Welder, Eric Dier (Sambinha, 45′), Rúben Semedo (Scored, 35′), Iván Piris (André Martins, 45′); Kikas (Wallyson Mallmann, 65′), Vítor Silva (Shikabala, 45′), Gérson Magrão; Ricardo Esgaio, André Carrillo (Ousmane Dramé, 45′), Wilson Eduardo (Filipe Chaby, 80′)