Result: Belenenses 0-1 SPORTING

Sporting secured Champions League football and second place in the Primeira Liga with a 1-0 win over Belenenses thanks to Adrien Silva’s penalty.

With Cédric Soares suspended Leonardo Jardim elected to play Iván Piris at right-back. Elsewhere Carlos Mané and Diego Capel supported Islam Slimani up front.

It proved to be a tricky evening in the Restelo and Adrien Silva’s yellow card on the 38th minute means he will miss the next game against Nacional.

André Martins had the best chance of the first half for Sporting but they were unable to break the deadlock.

It took just 7 minutes of the second half for Sporting to take the lead though. Carlos Mané was brought down by João Meira and referee Cosme Machado pointed to the spot. Adrien Silva cooly stepped up to put Sporting ahead.

The home side improved after going a goal down and started to trouble Sporting. Marcos Rojo was given a straight red card, perhaps unfortunately so, in the 79th minute but Sporting managed to hang on to win and secure Champions League football.

SPORTING XI: Rui Patrício; Iván Piris, Maurício, Marcos Rojo (RC), Jefferson; William Carvalho, Adrien Silva (Scored, 52′) (YC), André Martins (YC); Carlos Mané (Eric Dier, 84′), Diego Capel (André Carrillo, 72′), Islam Slimani (Fredy Montero, 77′)
Substitutes Not Used: Marcelo Boeck, Ricardo Esgaio, Vítor Silva, Héldon Ramos


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