Porto beats rival Benfica 2-0 in early-season meeting

The Associated Press

LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Porto defeated Benfica 2-0 in an early-season meeting of the Portuguese rivals on Saturday.

Forward Jose Luis opened the scoring for the visitors with a close-range flick after Benfica's defenders failed to clear a corner in the 22nd minute at the Stadium of Light.

Moussa Marega then sealed victory following an 86th-minute counterattack.

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The result left Porto, Benfica and Famalicao tied at the top of the league with six points.

Promoted Famalicao can reach nine points with a win at Guimaraes on Sunday.


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