Benfica edged Sporting de Braga within the Primeira Liga standings after beating Arsenalistas 2-0 away on Sunday.

Targets from Rafa Silva and Haris Seferovic propelled the Eagles to victory over Braga, who have been pressured to play a lot of the ten-man recreation after Fransérgio was sacked within the first half.

Elsewhere, FC Porto fought for victory in Portimão with two targets towards their very own facet of Portimonense, which earned them a 2-1 victory over the misplaced facet. Sporting, in response, continued their appearances quickly after towards the mighty Vitória, needing solely a purpose from Gonçalo Inácio to resume a ten-point benefit held over second-placed Porto forward of the worldwide break.

Portimonense 1-2 FC Porto

Deep in their very own battles at reverse ends of the Primeira Liga desk, Portimonense and Porto confronted one another in a fierce level dispute at Portimão.

In a bitter first half for the hosts, Koki Anzai missed an important alternative to place Portimonense forward, simply three minutes away, with a facet lob over Augustin Marchesín.

On the different finish, already near the interval, the Dragons discovered the breakthrough through a purpose towards his camp of Lucas Possignolo, with the Brazilian unlucky sufficient to return the kick from Moussa Marega.

Portimonense discovered their approach again within the sixty fourth minute due to a header from Fali Candé, nodding into an empty web after a cruel breach of Porto’s again line ended properly for the left-back to learn.

Luck remained on Porto’s facet, nonetheless, with Sergio Oliveira’s free-kick leading to an personal personal second purpose on the again of the goalkeeper and main the guests to a 2-1 victory.

Sporting 1-0 Vitória

Thought of one of many largest checks on the Lions’ calendar forward of potential league glory, it was with nice warning that Sporting, pressured to make a handful of modifications, welcomed Vitória to the Alvalade.

Rúben Amorim’s males have been fast on the accelerator, hitting the bar by Pedro Gonçalves within the 18th minute earlier than a seemingly well-worked purpose halfway via the primary half, completed by Tiago Tomás, was referred to as up for a throw-in from Vitória by the VAR.

The Vimaraenses adopted with some highlights as Marcus Edwards nabbed Antonio Adan’s fingers and rocked the bar earlier than Oscar Estupiñan’s header into the following nook, additionally going towards the woodwork within the thirty fourth minute.

The game have been pressured to face off once more with VAR within the forty second minute after Gonçalo Inácio’s header was referred to as off by officers, just for reruns to overturn the unique choice and place the hosts 1- 0.

A quieter second half favored Sporting, securing one other three-point streak, with the table-tops in a position to maintain 45 brutal minutes of play and report the victory they have been requested for.

Sp. Braga 0-2 Benfica

He was third to fourth on the Estádio Municipal on Sunday night time, with the conflict between Sporting de Braga and Benfica being a possible pivot within the battle for the highest three locations.

A yellow second within the thirty ninth minute for Fransérgio set the problem for Braga, who left the Eagles to 10 males after a excessive foot from the Brazilian midfielder hit Rafa on his facet.

The ex-Braga artificial issues worse for the hosts simply earlier than half-time after being consumed purpose by Seferovic and selecting his place towards Matheus head-to-head. A free kick from João Novais, crushed towards the highest of the bar within the forty eighth minute, started to indicate that it would not be Arsenalists ‘night time towards Jorge Jesus’ males.

With the tables reversed and making Rafa the provider within the 58th minute, Benfica’s second via Seferovic nearly confirmed that narrative, scoring a 2-0 victory that brings Braga again to fourth place and places them one level behind their opponents. .

By Patrick Ribeiro

Day 24

Gil Vicente 2-0 Nacional

P. Ferreira 3-0 Moreirense

Santa Clara 1-1 Tondela

Portimonense 1-2 FC Porto

Sporting 1-0 Vitória

Rio Ave 0-0 Belenenses

Boavista 0-1 Farense

Marítimo 0-4 FC Famalicão

Sp. Braga 0-2 Benfica

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