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Benfica spurn coronation chance

Published: Monday 3 May 2010, 1.40CET
SL Benfica missed the chance to end the suspense in the Portuguese Liga race as they lost 3-1 away against ten-man FC Porto, champions for the last four seasons. The Dragons lost Fucile to a 52nd-minute red card after Bruno Alves had given them a 42nd-minute lead, but although Luisão then levelled soon after, goals from Ernesto Farías and Fernando Belluschi gave the hosts victory. Benfica now need a draw at home against Rio Ave FC next Sunday to be crowned, with SC Braga three points back – and boasting the head-to-head advantage – after beating FC Paços de Ferreira 1-0.
Published: Monday 3 May 2010, 1.40CET

Benfica spurn coronation chance

SL Benfica missed the chance to end the suspense in the Portuguese Liga race as they lost 3-1 away against ten-man FC Porto, champions for the last four seasons. The Dragons lost Fucile to a 52nd-minute red card after Bruno Alves had given them a 42nd-minute lead, but although Luisão then levelled soon after, goals from Ernesto Farías and Fernando Belluschi gave the hosts victory. Benfica now need a draw at home against Rio Ave FC next Sunday to be crowned, with SC Braga three points back – and boasting the head-to-head advantage – after beating FC Paços de Ferreira 1-0.
Last updated: 03/05/10 1.48CET

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