Goals from Rolando and Falcao helped FC Porto to a 2-0 victory against SL Benfica in the Portuguese Super Cup, their 17th triumph in 32 editions of the traditional curtain-raiser to the season.
André Villas-Boas, presiding over his first game since taking charge of Porto in June, watched his team take a third-minute lead in Aveiro, the unmarked Rolando heading in a corner from summer signing João Moutinho. Stunned by the concession of an early goal, Benfica did not fashion a chance until the 20th minute, when Helton repelled Carlos Martins' long-range strike.
Luisão's goal-line clearance after Roberto had failed to gather Fernando Belluschi's shot cleanly prevented Benfica from slipping further behind two minutes before half-time. Reprieved, the Liga champions went close twice in quick succession after the break, Helton denying Martins once more and Javier Saviola putting the rebound wide.
Having threatened with a header two minutes earlier, Falcao made Benfica pay for their profligacy midway through the second half following good work down the right by Silvestre Varela.
Villas-Boas said: "We made a strong start to the game. We were well-organised tactically and we were always very balanced. It was a special match, very emotional."
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