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