Sporting off the mark with win at Academica
Academica did not threaten to equalise and were further hampered when midfielder Miguel Pedro was sent off for a second yellow card in the 76th minute. Djalo added Sporting's second five minutes before the end.
Leaders Braga kept their 100 percent record with a 3-1 home win over Belenenses, with Hugo Viana scoring two goals in the second half.
Braga have nine points from three matches, followed by Porto, who beat Naval 3-1 away on Saturday, on seven points. Sporting are fifth with four points.