Benfica again keep pace with Porto
Benfica continue to match Liga leaders Porto stride for stride after seeing off Pacos Ferreira 3-0 at home today.
The top two have now been locked on the same amount of points as each other for six successive rounds after Benfica followed up Porto's 2-1 triumph over Rio Ave yesterday with a comfortable triumph over third-placed Pacos.
Enzo Perez's early goal set Benfica on their way and second-half strikes from Oscar Cardozo and Eduardo Salvio sealed the win for the Lisbon outfit, who join Porto on 52 points.
Pacos, meanwhile, are now 17 points adrift of the top two.
In the battle to avoid the drop, Nacional moved eight points clear of the bottom two with a 3-1 home win over Olhanense, who remain just two points above the relegation places.
Nacional took an 11th-minute lead through Mario Rondon and although Olhanense equalised through Andre Micael in the 68th minute, the hosts sealed the points thanks to goals from Moreno (72) and Cordeiro Dos Santos (84, penalty).
In tonight's other game, fourth-bottom moved two points clear of Olhanense after drawing 0-0 at last-placed Moreirense.