While Sporting’s main squad were still training on the professional wing, their Under-23 side were playing in the 4th round of the Serie B of the Revelation League with their sights set on securing their first victory in the competition. And the goal of the lions would be fulfilled when receiving Mafra, with a 2-1 triumph.
Norway’s Nicolai Skoglund scored the only goal of the first half, netting the ball with precision past goalkeeper Renan after being thrown deep with a long pass taken by Chico Lamba from the green and white defensive sector shortly before the half hour.
Mafra reacted and restored the equality at the end of the game, with a penalty that sanctioned an out of time tackle attempt by João Ferreira, which hit Edu Ferreira already inside the leonine surface.
João Dias transformed the maximum penalty and put the Mafrenses back in the discussion of the result, but Nicolai Skoglund would again be the protagonist in the 70′, when he corresponded in the small area to the movement of Rodrigo Marquês.
Sporting thus reacted in the best possible way to the two previous defeats, against Portimonense and Farense, and reached Estoril in 5th place (the ‘Canaries’ are hosting Estrela da Amadora this afternoon).