Olhanense fans were hoping they might nick a point at the Sporting Academy in Alcochete but to come away with all three was beyond their wildest dreams.
Sporting were previously undefeated at home and lying second in the table whilst Olhanense were pointless on their travels.
The Lions fielded a strong side including the highly rated Ryan Gauld signed from Dundee United for €4 million in the summer of 2014. The young Lions created the first danger on 12 minutes when Ryan Gauld whipped over a cross but Rafael Barbosa’s weak header fell invitingly into the hands of former Benfica keeper Moreira.
Olhanense took the lead midway through the half when speedy Prado Gonzalez cut inside, laid the ball off to João Oliveira who fed Said to score with a powerful left foot shot into the far corner of the net.
Sporting drew level just after the hour mark when Diogo Salomão crossed from the left for Mama Baldé to head powerfully home.
On seventy-three minutes, Murilo – he’d only been on the pitch a few minutes – was clattered by Sporting keeper Pedro Silva. Murilo got up, brushed himself down and calmly slotted home his second penalty in consecutive games.
Four minutes later, Said wrapped up the game when he netted his second goal after a fast counter-attack.
By CHRIS WRIGHT