Mário Jardel scored his 19th goal in 13 games for Sporting Clube de Portugal in a 1-0 win over Vitória Setúbal to extend his team's lead at the top of the 1. Liga table on Saturday.
The Brazilian hit the only goal of the game at the José Alvalade stadium after 19 minutes. The win proved even more valuable as second-placed FC Porto fell to a 2-1 defeat to CD Santa Clara. Toñito scored twice for mid-table Santa Clara, after 19 and 57 minutes, while Portugal under-21 Helder Postiga hit a consolation midway through the second half. Fifth-placed UD Leiria stayed in contention with a 1-0 win over SC Farense.
CF Os Belenenses remained locked on points with Leiria after a 3-2 win at SC Braga, while SC Salgueiros were comfortable 3-0 winners over Gil Vicente FC. Vitória Guimarães ran out 2-0 winners over FC Alverca but FC Paços de Ferreira and SC Beira-Mar ground out a goalless draw. CS Marítimo and Varzim SC shared the points after a 1-1 draw.
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