first_imgAfter wining the Portuguese League Cup recently, Sporting Lisbon have now moved to the top of the league thanks to a late Jeremy Mathieu goal.  The former Barcelona defender struck in the 85th minute to secure three points away at Vitoria de Guimaraes on Wednesday. Benfica are also in the title race, just three points behind Sporting after playing the same amount of games (20).  Upd. at 12:11 SPO Doumbia’s incredible dive that ended up injuring him The Frenchman arrived in Portugal having spent three years at Barcelona under Luis Enrique, who he joined from Valencia in 2014.  Jérémy Mathieu sitúa al Sporting como líder de Portugal Sporting Gol IN SPORT.ES Campo 01/02/2018 VIT 1-0 M.84 Mathieu.center_img Vitoria de Guimaraes MATCH FACTS Liga NOS Árbitro Godinho. TA: Jubal, Wakaso. Mathieu, 34, has been a regular for Sporting this season, scoring two league goals in his 18 starts for his new side.  José Alvalade. 1-0 After Porto were held to a goalless draw at Moreirense on Tuesday, it allowed Sporting to move one point clear at the top of the table — although Porto hae a game in hand against Estoril.  Jonathan Moreno CET Douglas; Aurelio, Pedrao, Jubal, Konan; Miranda (Rafael, 86′), Wakaso; Sturgeon, Hurtado (Ferreira, 75′), Raphinha (Rincón, 82′); Tallo. RELATED STORIES Rui Patricio; Ristovski, Coates, Mathieu, Coentrao; Bruno Fernandes, William Carvalho, Battaglia (Bruno César, 68′), Acuña; Ribeiro (Montero, 46′), Bas Dost (Doumbia, 48′).last_img read more