Sporting proved to be stronger than Portimonense and won (3-2) a direct duel for second place in the qualifying phase for the Revelation Cup, in a match that was not played at Academia leonina. Aurélio Pereira Stadium in the coming days – juniors and the B team will use the pitch this Saturday and the women’s team on Sunday – led to the match being transferred to another pitch. The António Almeida Correia ‘Foni’ Stadium, in Alcochete, was then the chosen stage. The lions defended the vice-leadership, motivated by three consecutive games without losing, and received Portimonense, who had beaten the leader of the classification, Gil Vicente , on the previous day.The Algarve were, therefore, a victory away from overcoming the lions and had the best opportunity of a first half of great ‘fit’ and, therefore, of little attacking disposition.Midana Cassamá shot the crossbar in the 35th minute and from then onwards, Sporting were in the final position, three in total, finding Gabriel Souza as an insurmountable obstacle. Kiko Félix, followed by an accurate reload. David Moreira’s goal, however, was disallowed for an alleged offensive foul. But Sporting did not give up and would even score – counting – in a good transition finished by Rafael Nel, in good position against the keeper. The striker shot hard and low after a diagonal pass from Kiko Félix, who again created a goal in the 78th minute, releasing Leonardo Barroso’s initiative on the right wing and a cross into the small area. Very well placed, Rafael Nel anticipated it. he turned to the opposing defense and headed for the second goal for the lions and the personal brace that sent the lions, whose advantage was reduced to 87 by Diogo Cardoso. The striker was quicker than the departure of goalkeeper Pedro Miguéis and subtly spiked the ball to make it 1-2, ‘opening the hostilities’ for the final minutes, which would reserve two more goals already in stoppage time. difference of two goals at 90+2′, in a low shot at the edge of the area by Tiago Augusto, who took advantage of a happy rebound on an opponent, and confirmed the victory, albeit with suffering. Portimonense still managed to reduce, at 90+6′, in a penalty committed by Pedro Miguéis on Diogo Cardoso and converted by Davis, but the visitors – at home on loan – would no longer have the triumph in question. Sporting withstood the pressure from the Algarve and achieved an important victory over a direct rival, adding 21 points and increasing the advantage to five points over Portimonense, which maintains the 16. against the two main rivals (Portimonense and Farense).