Benfica wins 3-2 at 10-man Estoril to keep lead
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Benfica won 3-2 at 10-man Estoril with a double by Talisca and Lima’s winning goal to maintain its lead of the Portuguese league on Saturday.
Striker Talisca opened in the third minute from a pass by Enzo Perez and added a second goal five minutes later.
But Estoril rallied through Diogo Amado before halftime and Kleber soon after.
Estoril’s Matias Cabrera was sent off with his second booking in the 66th and, four minutes later, Lima scored for Benfica.
The win left the defending champions four points ahead of second-place FC Porto.
Benfica visits Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Also, Braga beat Rio Ave 3-0 to leapfrog it into fourth place.