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Pole position for Boavista

Published: Sunday 12 December 2004, 20.32CET
Boavista FC took full advantage of FC Porto's Japanese exploits to take top spot in Portugal.

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Published: Sunday 12 December 2004, 20.32CET

Pole position for Boavista

Boavista FC took full advantage of FC Porto's Japanese exploits to take top spot in Portugal.

By Hugo Pietra

Boavista FC have taken full advantage of FC Porto's European/South American Cup exploits in Japan to become the new leaders of the Portuguese SuperLiga.

Rivals stumble
The Porto club won 1-0 at home against A. Académica de Coimbra on Friday night with a late strike by Éder proving enough to give Boavista their eighth victory of the season. The 27-year-old defender struck in the 93rd minute but Boavista would have been displaced over the weekend had either Sporting Clube de Portugal or SL Benfica managed to win.

Zé Pedro double
Sporting drew 0-0 at home against SC Braga on Saturday, having dominated much of the play. José Peseiro's men are now level with Porto and Benfica on 25 points but all three trail the leaders by two points. The following day, Benfica went down 4-1 at CF Os Belenenses with Zé Pedro scoring twice for the home team. Giovanni Trapattoni was without several players but could have no complaints as his side were outclassed.

Two dismissed
Guimarães club Vitória SC also had an impressive away victory on Sunday, winning 3-1 at FC Penafiel. They also had a two-goal hero in the shape of Romeu, who struck twice in the first half before Luís Mário wrapped up the win that moved Vitória up to tenth position. Penafiel's Odaír and Guimarães's Cléber were both sent off. The same scoreline was enough for Moreirense SC to triumph in Aveiro against SC Beira Mar, with goals from Lito, Fernando and Armando.

Missed chance
Elsewhere on Sunday, UD Leiria, in seventh, were held 1-1 by visitors Gil Vicente FC. GD Estoril Praia lifted themselves clear of the relegation zone with a 2-0 home win against CD Nacional, with the defeat leaving their rivals just one point above last-placed Académica. The weekend's other game came on Saturday when Rio Ave FC jumped to eighth by beating Setúbal side Vitória FC 1-0 after Gama's first-minute goal. Rio Ave have moved above ninth-placed CS Marítimo, who will play their cancelled game against Porto on 22 December.

Last updated: 13/12/04 12.34CET

Results

Portuguese First Division 2004/05

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 18/08/2019 21:10 CET

15/12/2019

MoreirenseMoreirense16:00BelenensesBelenenses
Venue: Moreira de Conegos

15/12/2019

Santa ClaraSanta Clara16:00Sporting CPSporting CP
Venue:

15/12/2019

MarítimoMarítimo16:00BoavistaBoavista
Venue: Funchal

15/12/2019

PortimonensePortimonense16:00Rio AveRio Ave
Venue: Portimao

15/12/2019

BragaBraga16:00Paços FerreiraPaços Ferreira
Venue: Braga

15/12/2019

Gil VicenteGil Vicente16:00Vitória SCVitória SC
Venue: Barcelos

15/12/2019

PortoPorto16:00TondelaTondela
Venue: Porto

15/12/2019

BenficaBenfica16:00FamalicaoFamalicao
Venue: Lisbon

15/12/2019

SetúbalSetúbal16:00AvesAves
Venue: Setubal

Standings

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