Portuguese League Roundup, Apr. 25

BY foxsports • April 25, 2010

FC Braga beat Naval 4-0 on Sunday to prevent Benfica from clinching the Portuguese league title.

Luis Aguiar scored either side of the break, while goals from Matheus and Paulao helped keep Braga's slim chances alive.

With two rounds remaining, Benfica has 73 points, six more than Braga, and a superior goal difference.

FC Porto, which has won the league the past four years, is third with 62 points. Sporting Lisbon is fourth with 45 following a 1-1 draw against Leiria.

Liedson put Sporting ahead in the 16th minute, but Cassio equalized in the 49th.

Also on Sunday, Academica ensured its place in topflight football with a 3-1 win at Leixoes, which is four points from safety. Nacional and Pacos de Ferreira drew 1-1.

Belenenses must beat Guimaraes on Monday to have any chance of avoiding relegation.


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