Benfica beats Penafiel 3-0, keeps lead in Portugal
Jan. 04, 2015
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Benfica got goals from a trio of Brazilians to win 3-0 at 10-man Penafiel and keep its lead of the Portuguese league on Sunday.
Striker Talisca put Benfica ahead in the 36th minute from a pass by countryman Lima.
Penafiel defender Anthony da Silva was sent off with his second booking in the 65th before Jonas secured the three points with a second goal in the 78th.
Defender Jardel polished off the comfortable victory two minutes from time.
The win restored Benfica's six-point lead over nearest rival Porto.
Guimaraes routed Nacional 4-0 at home to move into third place at nine points adrift.
Also, Setubal beat Moreirense 2-1, while Boavista beat Arouca 3-1.