Sporting B’s difficult start to the Segunda Liga season continued with a home defeat to Vizela.
It was a dull game in Alcochete that took until the second half to really get going. Bilel Aouacheria had the first chance on goal when he hit the post.
However Vizela took the lead from the penalty spot midway through the second half. Mama Baldé fouled Filipe Augusto. Elízio converted past Pedro Silva to put the visitors in the lead.
Just 5 minutes later and the visitors scored again. This time Mário Mendonça set up Kukula to make it 2-0.
Sporting did manage to pull one goal back but it was too late in the game to make a difference. Substitute Pedro Empis was fouled in the area by Diogo Lamelas. Leonardo Ruiz stepped up and converted the penalty, the Colombian’s first goal for Sporting.
Sporting’s youngsters need to improve over the international break to avoid a possible relegation struggle. Their next game is away to Varzim on the 11th September.
SPORTING B XI: Pedro Silva; Mama Baldé, Guilherme Ramos (Edu Pinheiro, 80′), Ivanildo Fernandes, David Sualehe; Ricardo Guima, Fábio Martins; Bilel Aouacheria (Pedro Empis, 70), Elves Baldé; Leonardo Ruiz, Ricardo Almeida (Pedro Marques, 70′)
Substitutes Not Used: Vladimir Stojković, Boubakar Kouyaté, Bruno Paz, Budag Nasyrov