Sporting Lisbon beat Braga 1-0 in Portuguese league

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Lisbon, Jan 12 (IANS) Sporting Lisbon beat SC Braga 1-0 in the 16th round of the Portuguese league, thanks to a last-minute goal by Junya Tanaka.

The Japanese forward scored after the 90th minute with a free kick, having entered the Sunday’s game 10 minutes before the end, replacing Colombian forward Fredy Montero, reports Xinhua.

Sporting’s third consecutive victory led it to advance to third place with 33 points. Braga stand fifth with 28 points and it was their first defeat at home this season.

Also Sunday, Arouca beat Setubal 1-0, Gil Vicente beat Penafiel 2-1, Rio Ave drew 0-0 with Maritimo and Nacional beat Boavista 2-1.

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