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Benfica surge clear after sinking Braga

Published: Sunday 28 March 2010, 0.09CET
SL Benfica, who welcome Liverpool FC in the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday, closed in on their first Portuguese Liga title since 2004/05 by overcoming closest challengers SC Braga 1-0 in Lisbon. Brazil defender Luisão scored the only goal of the game when he latched on to a Javi García header on the cusp of half-time, and the result took Jorge Jesus's men six points clear of their visitors with six matches remaining. Third-placed FC Porto, another eight points shy of Braga, travel to face bottom side CF Os Belenenses on Sunday.
Published: Sunday 28 March 2010, 0.09CET

Benfica surge clear after sinking Braga

SL Benfica, who welcome Liverpool FC in the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday, closed in on their first Portuguese Liga title since 2004/05 by overcoming closest challengers SC Braga 1-0 in Lisbon. Brazil defender Luisão scored the only goal of the game when he latched on to a Javi García header on the cusp of half-time, and the result took Jorge Jesus's men six points clear of their visitors with six matches remaining. Third-placed FC Porto, another eight points shy of Braga, travel to face bottom side CF Os Belenenses on Sunday.
Last updated: 28/03/10 0.24CET

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