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Porto scores late to move closer to Portuguese league title

Porto scores late to move closer to Portuguese league title

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Porto scored late in a 1-0 win at Maritimo on Sunday to open a five-point lead over rival Benfica and move closer to the Portuguese league title.

Moussa Marega headed in the winner off a corner to leave Porto in a comfortable position to lift the trophy with two matches left.

Benfica, which has won the league in the last four seasons, lost 3-2 to Tondela at home on Saturday.

Benfica risks losing second place to Sporting Lisbon, which got a late goal from Bruno Fernandes to win 2-1 at Portimonense on Saturday.

Benfica and Sporting are level on points after 32 games and meet next weekend. Benfica holds the tiebreaker advantage because of a better goal difference.

Only the top two teams qualify for the Champions League.


Updated : 2021-07-25 02:28 GMT+08:00