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Sporting beats Olhanense 1-0 to stay in title race

February 15, 2014

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Sporting Lisbon beat bottom-side Olhanense 1-0 at home thanks to Carlos Mane’s first-half goal on Saturday, keeping it in the hunt for the Portuguese league lead.

Mane’s solo effort in the 14th minute, dribbling by a pair of defenders, gave Sporting its second win in the last six rounds.

Pacesetter Benfica leads Sporting by two points before it visits relegation-threatened Pacos Ferreira on Sunday, when defending champion FC Porto visits Gil Vicente trailing Sporting by two points.

The loss left Olhanense three points from safety after Belenenses drew 0-0 with Academica.

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