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Benfica dons Eusebio jersies for vital win over Porto

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Benfica dons Eusebio jersies for vital win over Porto

Benfica moved top of the Primeira Liga with a 2-0 victory over rival Porto at the Estadio da Luz on Sunday as the hosts paid tribute to Eusebio.

Jorge Jesus' side capitalized on Sporting Lisbon's draw at Estoril on Saturday with a goal in either half as the visitors, who finished with 10 men, lost for just the second time in the league this season.

The clash was the first outing since the death of former Benfica and Portugal striker Eusebio, and all the home players wore the legendary striker's name on the back of their shirts in remembrance of the man who scored 733 goals in 745 matches during a remarkable career.

Goals from Rodrigo and Ezequiel Garay sealed victory over Porto for the first time at home since the 2009-10 season.

Rodrigo opened the scoring in the 13th minute as he latched onto a perfectly weighted through-ball and lashed it into the roof of Helton's net.

Garay added the second moments after Benfica had been denied a penalty for a hand ball by Eliaquim Mangala, as the central defender rose to meet a 53rd-minute corner and score his third league goal of the season.

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