Sporting wins 2-1 at 10-man Braga
Lisbon sporting team
By: AP

LISBON, Portugal: Sporting Lisbon won 2-1 at 10-man Braga thanks to Cedric Alves’ 86th-minute winner to move into second place in the Portuguese league on Saturday.

Fredy Montero opened for Sporting with a goal in the fifth minute before Braga’s Alan da Costa leveled in the 27th.

Braga was reduced a man in the 31st when Aderlan Santos was shown a direct red card.

Sporting’s win kept it unbeaten and two points behind leader FC Porto.

Braga slipped into third place, two points behind Sporting.

Also, Benfica was held to a 1-1 draw at home by Belenenses.

Oscar Cardozo gave Benfica the lead in the 17th, but Mourtala Diakite equalized on the half-hour mark to split the points.

 

 

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