Porto beat Guimaraes to lift Super Cup

LISBON - Two goals by defender Rolando earned Porto a 2-1 win over Vitoria Guimaraes on Sunday to lift the Portuguese Super Cup, their first trophy under new coach Vitor Pereira.

Porto's third Super Cup win in a row followed a hugely successful season in which they won the league title, Europa League and Portuguese Cup before Andre Villas-Boas moved to Chelsea and his assistant Pereira was promoted to head coach.

Rolando gave Porto a flying start, heading in after three minutes from a delightful cross by Brazilian forward Hulk.

Guimaraes, who lost the Portuguese Cup final 6-2 to Porto in May, levelled in the 32nd minute when striker Marcelo Toscano headed in unmarked from a corner by winger Targino.

Porto restored their lead, again thanks to Rolando who fired in from close-range in the 40th minute following Hulk's free-kick.

The Portuguese champions' next final is likely to be a tougher test when they face European champions Barcelona in the European Super Cup in Monaco on August 26.