New boys hold Benfica
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Newly-promoted Gil Vicente came from two goals down to open the Portuguese Liga season with a 2-2 draw at home to Benfica tonight.

Nolito put Benfica in front in the eighth minute and Javier Saviola doubled their advantage in the 20th minute.

But Hugo Filipe Vieira pulled one back eight minutes before the break and Laionel earned the hosts a point with the equaliser in the 74th minute.