Rio Ave News and Features
Sporting Braga needed five minutes of stoppage time and a header from Eder to secure UEFA Europa League qualification.
Struggling Gil Vicente came from behind to beat Academica, while Rio Ave and Estoril were held to draws in the Primeira Liga.
Sporting Sporting Lisbon edged closed to securing UEFA Champions League football for next season with a hard-fought 2-1 Primeira Liga win at home to Boavista on Sunday.
Benfica Title rivals Benfica and Porto both secured convincing wins in the Primeira Liga on Saturday.
Braga Braga strengthened their bid for UEFA Champions League football next season with a 2-0 win at Gil Vicente, while Academica continued to pull away from the drop zone.
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.
Benfica Benfica continued their relentless pursuit of the Primeira Liga title on Saturday with a 6-0 hammering of out-of-sorts Estoril.
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