Benfica wins again to remain unbeaten in Portuguese league
Benfica remained the only undefeated team in the Portuguese league after beating Moreirense 3-0 Sunday to stay five points clear at the top. Luis “Pizzi” Afonso struck twice, in the 32nd and 58th minutes, to put the defending champions in control before Raul Jimenez added a late goal. Benfica’s ninth win in 11 rounds kept its distance from secondplaced Sporting Lisbon, which won 1-0 at Boavista on Saturday. Third-placed FC Porto fell seven points behind Benfica after drawing 0-0 at Belenenses on Saturday. Moreirense is bottom of the table. Also Sunday, Tondela beat Guimaraes 2-1, while Arouca edged Pacos Ferreira 1-0.