SPORTS| Benfica Lead Portuguese Liga

Benfica extended their lead at the top of the Portuguese Liga after a 4-0 win over Feirense coupled with Sporting Portugal’s entertaining 3-3 draw with Guimaraes over the weekend. FC Porto also drew level with Sporting after a 4- 0 demolition of Nacional de Madeira.

Eduardo Salvio, Franco Cervi, Alejandro Grimaldo and an own goal gave Benfica their win. Unfortunately, Sporting went 3-0 up by 70 minutes, thanks to goals from Lazar Markovic, Sebastian Coates and Elias but were pegged back to 3-3 by a spirited Guimaraes. For FC Porto, a Diogo Jota hattrick and an Andre Silva goal ensured a resounding victory.

Here’s the -10 in Portugal:-

Format: Team GP GD PTS

FC Porto 7 11 16
Benfica 6 9 16
Sporting CP 7 7 16
Braga 6 5 13
GD Chaves 7 2 12
Guimaraes 7 1 11
Rio Ave 7 0 10
Belenenses 7 -2 9
Feirense 6 -3 9
Paços de Ferreira 7 0 8

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