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Benfica beats Maritimo, moves closer to Portuguese title

May 8, 2016

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Benfica defeated Maritimo 2-0 on Sunday to move a step closer to winning the Portuguese league title.

Konstantinos Mitroglou scored in the 48th minute and Anderson Talisca in the 83rd at the Madeira Islands to keep Benfica two points clear of Sporting Lisbon, which on Saturday routed Setubal 5-0 at home to remain in contention.

It was the 11th win in a row for Benfica, which is trying to win its third straight title.

Sporting is chasing its first trophy since the 2001-02 season.