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Porto wins 3-1 at Penafiel to close on Benfica in Portugal

January 17, 2015

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — FC Porto won 3-1 at Penafiel to cut Benfica’s overnight lead of the Portuguese league to three points on Saturday.

Hector Herrera opened the scoring for Porto on the half-hour mark before striker Jackson Martinez doubled the lead three minutes later.

Tiago “Rabiola” Coelho pulled one back for Penafiel after halftime, but Oliver Torres sealed the victory with a goal in the 62nd.

Benfica can restore its advantage with a win at Maritimo on Sunday.

Guimaraes also routed Academica 4-0 to provisionally move ahead of Sporting Lisbon and into third place.

Guimaraes won from first-half goals by Ricardo Valente, Andre Andre, and Antonio “Tomane” Fernandes before Hernani Santos netted late.

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