Sporting Lisbon have maintained their place at the summit of the league in the Portuguese top flight following their slim away victory over Belenensesin one of the matchday 11 games played on Sunday. Sporting Lisbon had to win to end this year at the top of the table and that was exactly what they did. Sporting Lisbon were able to secure a slender 2-1 win over Belenenses who finished the game with ten men following the second half red card given to Tomas Ribeiro. The Portuguese defender was sent off with fourteen minutes left on the clock after two yellow cards.
Sporting Lisbon are on 29 points, while Benfica are in second place with 27 points. Holders FC Porto are in third position with 25 points, while Sporting Braga are in fourth position with 24 points. All the four title contenders have played 11 games each in the league this season and they are separated by five points on the league table.