RECAP: WEEKEND PORTUGUESE ACTION
Caleb Patterson-Sewell could not prevent Atlético from falling at home to last place Portimonense, as the hosts were shut out for the second game running.
Atlético CP 0 - 1 Portimonense SC
Luís Rafael Zambujo notched the game's only goal for Portimonense in the 49th minute, giving Patterson-Sewell no chance to save his shot from the top of the box.
The Australian-American had done well to keep Atlético in the game in the first half with strong saves on Vítor Gonçalves and Lucas in the 14th and 19th minutes respectively.
But an offense incapable of placing any pressure on the guests condemned the Lisbon team to a disappointing defeat.
In new coach Paulo Pedro's two games in charge, both losses, Atlético have yet to score a goal.
Though Portimonense currently sit in last place in the Liga Orangina they are now in the midst of a three game winning streak, after racking up a total of only three wins in their first 21 games.
Patterson-Sewell and Atlético are in sixth place, continuing their slide down the standings that began in December. Their next game will be on the road against Moreirense on Sunday.
Oguchi Onyewu's knee injury continues to keep him out of action, but a Diego Capel penalty handed Sporting a narrow 1-0 home win over relegation threatened Feirense.
Tony Taylor also missed out on Portuguese action this weekend, as he is part of the Olympic qualifying roster. In his absence Estoril scored two goals in second half stoppage time to secure a remarkable 2-2 tie against Belenenses.