Sporting Lisbon wins ninth Portuguese Super Cup

The outfit from Lisbon defeated Sporting Braga 2-1 to lift the cup for the ninth time.

Sporting players celebrate with the trophy after winning the Portuguese Super Cup final football match against SC Braga at the Aveiro's Municipal stadium.   -  AFP

Sporting Lisbon won the Portuguese Super Cup for the ninth time on Saturday with a 2-1 win over Sporting Braga.

Brazilian Fransergio gave Braga a 20th-minute lead from a pass by Ricardo Horta.

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Cape Verde international Jovane Cabral levelled nine minutes later, polishing off a long pass from Nuno Mendes.

Portuguese international Pedro Goncalves, the league's top scorer last season, grabbed the winner for Sporting just before the interval.

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