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.