Portuguese League Roundup, Dec. 20
Javier Saviola scored as Benfica beat Porto 1-0 in the Portuguese
“classico” on Sunday, taking the Lisbon team to a share of the lead
in the league standings.
The Argentine striker dribbled past defender Bruno Alves to
score in the 23rd minute. The win gives Benfica 33 points, the same
as Braga and four more than traditional rival Porto, which is
Also Sunday, Leiria beat Belenenses 1-0, Setubal beat
Maritimo 3-2 and Nacional beat Academica 4-3.
On Saturday, Sporting continued its climb up the league table
by beating Naval 1-0 and Guimaraes beat Rio Ave 1-0.
After a poor start to the season, Sporting is now fifth in
the standings on 21 points, although it is still 12 behind leader
Braga, which beat Pacos Ferreira 1-0 on Friday.
On Monday, Leixoes hosts Olhanense.