Lisbon, Aug 24 IANS | 3 months ago

Sporting Lisbon beat Arouca 1-0 at the Alvalade Stadium here in the second round of the Portuguese League.

Highly-rated Sporting winger Carlos Mane scored in the 90th minute before earning a yellow card Saturday night, reports Xinhua.

Manchester United loanee Nani wasted a missed a spot kick in the 63rd minute and was replaced in the 77th.

Sporting were confident despite having started the season with a draw at Coimbra, and were pleased to welcome back Nani after he left Manchester United to join his old club on a season long loan.

Sporting almost scored in the first half on at least two occasions, through Fredy Montero and Adrien Silva, but their efforts were saved by opposition goalkeeper Goicoechea.

(Posted on 24-08-2014)

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