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Sporting held to 1-1 at home by Rio Ave

September 21, 2013

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Sporting Lisbon was held to 1-1 at home by Rio Ave, robbing it of the chance to take the overnight lead of the Portuguese league on Saturday.

Wilson Eduardo opened for Sporting in the 25th minute, but Rio Ave’s Alves Monteiro leveled with a header to split the points in the 72nd.

Three-time defending champion FC Porto is on 12 points with a game in hand. Braga has 12 points after beating Arouca 1-0 on Friday. Sporting remained undefeated through five rounds and has 11 points.

Also on Saturday, Olhanense drew 1-1 at Gil Vicente, while Belenenses beat visiting Maritimo 1-0.

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