Sporting B lost on the first weekend of the Segunda Liga season. New signing Bilel Aouacheria gave Sporting the lead from the penalty spot but 2 goals from Pires gave the win to the visitors.
João de Deus played an almost unrecognisable side to the one he had last season. Mama Baldé captained the what was a very young side with goalkeeper Pedro Silva the only other player to have played a significant amount of B team games before.
Sporting opened the scoring after just 18 minutes when Bilel Aouacheri was fouled in the area. The French forward then duly converted from the penalty spot.
In the second half Portimonense fought back and 2 goals from Jorge Pires gave the visitors the win.
This season could prove to be tricky for Sporting B and João de Deus with such a huge overhaul in the squad and with many players out on loan. However this gives a huge opportunity to the youngsters coming through to prove their worth.
SPORTING B XI: Pedro Silva; Mama Baldé, Fidel Escobar, Guilherme Ramos, David Sualehe (Bubacar Djaló, 74′); Ronaldo Tavares, Fábio Martins (Edu Pinheiro, 84′), Ricardo Guimarães, Pedro Empis; Ricardo Almeida (Bruno Paz, 69′), Bilel Aouacheri
Substitutes Not Used: Luís Maximiano, Diogo Nunes, Ivanildo Fernandes, Luís Elói