Porto beat Academica, Vitoria down Nacional

Porto moved a step closer to a UEFA Champions League place with a 3-1 win over Academica. A disappointing domestic campaign looks likely to end in third place for the defending champions, although there is still a bit of work to do with Estoril six points adrift

A dominant first-half display ensured Porto stayed outside touching distance as Jackson Martinez scored twice either side of a Nabil Ghilas goal in the first half. Marcos Paulo netted Academica's sole reply on 53 minutes.

Vitoria Setubal boosted their continental ambitions with a 3-0 win over Nacional, who hold the final UEFA Europa League place. The hosts never looked back once Rafael Martins converted a second-minute penalty. the striker got his second on 37 minutes before Ricardo Horta made it 3-0 after 68 minutes.

Daniel Candeias saw red for Nacional on 75 minutes. Second-bottom Belenenses boosted their survival bid with a 1-0 win at Gil Vicente, earned by Miguel Rosa's 24th-minute goal. Marinho Derley netted the only goal as Maritimo beat Arouca 1-0.