Benfica The spoils were shared in the Lisbon derby on Sunday as Benfica and Sporting cancelled each other out in a 1-1 draw.
Benfica Benfica got their Primeira Liga defence under way with a hard-fought 2-0 win over Pacos de Ferreira at the Estadio da Luz on Sunday.
Marítimo Maritimo recovered from two goals down to eventually prevail 4-3 against the Primeira Liga's bottom club Penafiel on Sunday.
With Benfica having battered Gil Vicente on Saturday, Porto picked up a crucial three points with an edgy win at Vitoria Setubal.
Sporting Sporting Lisbon moved within a point of second in the Primeira Liga on Sunday, as Porto stumbled at Maritimo.
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.
Sporting Sporting Lisbon thumped Vitoria Guimaraes 4-1 on Sunday to take full advantage of Benfica and Porto dropping points a day earlier in the Primeira Liga title race.
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.
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