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Porto Benfica breathed a sigh of relief on Saturday as Porto failed to take full advantage of their Primeira Liga defeat to Rio Ave.
Porto Ten-man Porto pulled off a brave 1-0 win at home against Arouca to cut their deficit to Primeira Liga leaders Benfica back to four points.
Sporting Sporting Lisbon came out winners at home to Penafiel, edging the cellar-dwellers 3-2 after a hectic opening to their Primeira Liga fixture on Monday.
Porto Porto triumphed in a championship six-pointer on Sunday, cruising past Primeira Liga title challengers Sporting Lisbon 3-0 to keep track with leaders Benfica.
Benfica Benfica continued their relentless pursuit of the Primeira Liga title on Saturday with a 6-0 hammering of out-of-sorts Estoril.
Benfica A second-half fightback from Benfica ensured they avoided a slip up at Moreirense, winning 3-1 to keep Porto at arm's length at the Primeira Liga summit.
Nacional Lucas Joao was the hero 10 minutes from time, albeit in questionable circumstances, as 10-man Nacional edged Estoril 1-0 on Monday.
Estudiantes Veteran defender and captain Leandro Desabato scored twice to inspire Estudiantes' 4-0 rout of Independiente del Valle in the second leg of their first-round tie in La Plata.
Benfica Jardel scored a stoppage-time equaliser for Benfica to prevent local rivals Sporting Lisbon closing the gap on the Primeira Liga leaders on Sunday.
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