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Martinez nets 2 as leader Porto beats Arouca 3-1

October 6, 2013

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Striker Jackson Martinez scored two goals to help FC Porto ease to a 3-1 win at Arouca on Sunday as it reclaimed the lead in the Portuguese league.

The three-time defending champions stayed unbeaten through seven rounds and moved two points ahead of Sporting Lisbon.

Benfica is another three points back after it won 2-1 at Estoril on goals by Lima and Oscar Cardozo.

Alex Sandro set up Martinez to open the scoring in the 12th minute. The Colombia international added a second goal in the 74th.

Arouca’s Carlos “Pintassilgo” Carvalho pulled one back in the 90th, but Juan Quintero scored again for Porto in stoppage time.

Also, Nacional moved into fourth place by routing Braga 3-0, and Gil Vicente left Pacos Ferreira in last place with a 2-1 victory.

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