Second division survival

SC Farense secured their place in the Segunda Liga with a single goal victory against Ac.Viseu at the Estádio de São Luís on the final day of the season. On the eve of the game, shock waves reverberated around Faro as former Portugal international Jorge Ribeiro was suspended by the club for allegedly attempting to attack André Geraldes, current CEO of Farense SAD and former team manager of Sporting.

The 37-year-old midfield general had played 28 games, scoring four goals, leading up to his suspension which will no doubt result in disciplinary proceedings being initiated by the club.

Ribeiro, who previously played for Benfica, is the brother of Portuguese international Maniche.

On the pitch, the team stuck to their task against Ac.Viseu and the decisive goal, five minutes before half-time, was greeted with raucous celebrations by the packed stadium of 5,707 fans. Farense finished in 10th place, three points above the relegation zone.