Late equaliser keeps Benfica unbeaten
Rodrigo Lima's 86th-minute equaliser helped Benfica maintain their unbeaten start to the Liga season following a 2-2 draw at 10-man Academica on Sunday.
The hosts, who have begun their season with four consecutive draws, twice took the lead with first Salim Cisse's 26th-minute effort cancelled out by Oscar Cardozo's penalty in the 51st minute - straight after Brito Rodrigo Galo had been sent off for Academica.
Despite being a man down, Academica took the lead through Bruno Wilson Eduardo's 70th-minute spot-kick but Lima's late strike denied them their first victory of the campaign as Benfica escaped with a point to remain on the heels of league leaders FC Porto.
Antonio Eder scored twice as Braga ran out 4-1 winners against Rio Ave.
Eder broke the deadlock on the stroke of half-time before Fraga Edimar levelled matters eight minutes after the interval.
Filipe Ruben Amorim restored Braga's lead in the 63rd-minute while Eder (70) and Custodio de Castro's penalty (76) sealed the fate of Rio Ave, who had Batista Nivaldo sent off in the 74th minute.
Pacos Ferreira remain unbeaten after two late strikes saw them salvage a 3-3 draw at Nacional in an encounter that saw both sides finish with 10 men.
Ferreira Claudemir's fourth-minute effort was cancelled out by Manuel Jose Azevedo's strike two minutes before half-time, although Nacional established a clear advantage thanks to goals from Mateus da Costa (48) and Manuel da Costa (68) in-between Fernando Marcal's sending off.
The writing looked to be on the wall for the visitors when Vitorino Antunes was given his marching orders but Silva Vitor's 87th-minute strike ensured a nervy finale before Semedo Cicero levelled matters in the final minute.
Albert Ze Meyong's 48th-minute penalty gave Vitoria Setubal a 1-0 triumph over Olhanense, who had Elvis Babanco sent off in the 36th minute.