Rio Ave News and Features
Benfica Benfica and Porto both won on their travels in Sunday's Primeira Liga action and Nacional's unbeaten run continued.
Porto Porto took advantage of the Lisbon derby being postponed to move within one point of Primeira Liga leaders Benfica on Sunday.
Benfica Benfica returned to the top of the Primeira Liga table with a comfortable triumph over Maritimo, as Porto kept the pressure on the leaders.
Sporting Primeira Liga leaders Sporting Lisbon were unable to make a winning start to the year as they were held to a goalless draw at Estoril.
Sporting Sporting Lisbon missed out on the chance to go two points clear at the top of the Primeira Liga in a goalless draw with Nacional on Saturday.
Porto Porto ensured they stayed within two points of Primeira Liga leaders Sporting Lisbon with a 3-1 victory over Rio Ave on Sunday.
Sporting Sporting Lisbon moved clear at the top of the Primeira Liga for the first time in nine years thanks to a 2-0 victory over Gil Vicente.
Sporting Fredy Montero's brace helped Sporting Lisbon to an emphatic 4-0 win over 10-man Pacos de Ferreira that puts them top of the Primeira Liga.
Sporting Sporting Lisbon closed the gap on Primeira Liga leaders Porto to a single point with a last-gasp 1-0 win at Vitoria Guimaraes.
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