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Jimenez nets 2nd goal in injury time as Benfica ensures lead

April 7, 2018

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Raul Jimenez scored his second goal in stoppage time to snatch a 2-1 comeback win at Setubal and ensure Benfica maintained the Portuguese league lead on Saturday.

Jimenez got the winner by converting a penalty after Eduardo Salvio was fouled by Setubal’s Luis Felipe.

The Mexican forward leveled for Benfica in the 28th minute, after Costinha put Setubal in front three minutes into the match.

The victory gave Benfica a four-point advantage over FC Porto before it hosts Aves on Sunday.

Benfica hosts Porto next weekend in a clash that should virtually determine the title with only four more games then left.

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