Ben­fica clinch fourth con­sec­u­tive ti­tle in style

New Straits Times - - Sport -

LIS­BON: Ben­fica won the Por­tuguese league in style on Satur­day, thrash­ing Vi­to­ria Guimaraes 5-0 to clinch the ti­tle for the fourth sea­son in a row.

The Ea­gles took an unas­sail­able eight-point lead over archri­vals Porto who have only two games left to play.

Ben­fica, whose coach Rui Vi­to­ria spent four years at Guimaraes, quickly set­tled their nerves when Franco Cervi and Raul Jimenez put them 2-0 ahead after only 16 min­utes.

Pizzi added the third after a one-two with Jonas and an em­phatic fin­ish and Jonas him­self lobbed the fourth be­fore half­time as Guimaraes, who had won their last seven league games, were blown away.

Jonas added the fifth from a penalty mid­way through the sec­ond half to com­plete the rout. Reuters

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