The dramatic final of the Lisbon derby delighted Porto
The capital derby between Benfica and Sporting (Lisbon) finished 1: 1, and Portugal’s third grand prix, Porto, has already made a 2-point lead on the top. The Dragons won their 2: 1 visit to Fearenes and pulled out to Sporting, who missed the Estancia da Luz victory at the last minute.
“Green and White” led to their great rival stadium in the 19th minute with Jelson Martinsch goal. Sporting’s Wing was at the right spot after a Fabio Coenzo hit and a ricochet.
Until the break, Benfica almost did not have dangerous attacks, but in the second half Rui Vittoria’s players did their best to avoid their first loss for the season. In the 89th minute Rodrigo Battalia committed a violation in the penalty area and veteran Jonas equalized from the white point.
Hours before the big clash, Porto scored 2: 1 over Fièrenze and secured the lead position after the 16th round. Success did not come easily for the “dragons” who had to wait until the last quarter of an hour to secure the three points.
Vincent Abubakar opened the score in the 22nd minute after a pass from Yassin Brahimi, but soon afterwards, Lewis Rocha leveled his head. Porto’s victory brought Andre André in the 76th minute, headed by a corner kick.
Porto has 42 points, Sporting is second with 40, and Benfica is in third position with 37.