Sporting (MAC) win 2019 Liga de Elite
18 August, 2019
The final day of the 2019 Liga de Elite was one of the most exciting in recent memory as two clubs Sporting and Benfica had to win their matches to win the league. Sporting were ahead on the table that day and really only needed a Benfica loss or draw if they lost their match. Well within the first 30 minutes of the match it was all over for Befica as Sporting were leading Hong Lok 6-0 at that point. The match would end with a 11-0 blowout. Vinicius Lemes broke a club and league record for most goals in a match with seven. Sporting now hold the record for goals in a match.
It was a very special season for Sporting as they have achieved a treble in their first season back on the top league. Overall despite two loses it was a great year for the club. In the preseason they were marked as favorites to win the league. Statistically Sporting pretty much dominated the league. Manager Kévin Gauthier would be awarded the Head Coach of the Year award for the first time.
Now that the season is over Sporting will have a chance to catch their breath for the next few months before training camp starts early. The biggest news is that the club will be participating in the 2020 AFC Cup. The club is looking to make the new decade the best one yet in club history. Also they are less than seven years away from celebrating their 100th year.