Nacional go third, Academica drop
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Nacional moved to third in the Portuguese Liga table as Mateus scored the only goal of the 1-0 win over Pacos Ferreira with two minutes to go.

Academica dropped to fourth after their 2-2 draw away to strugglers Portimonense, who scored twice in the second half to share the points but also finished the game with ten men.

Academica went 2-0 up through Fidalgo and Hugo Morais before Renatinho and Nilson levelled the score.

The home side had Daniel Candeias dismissed in stoppage time.