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May 19, 2013 11:00 PM IST
Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (da Luz) — Lisboa
Referee:‬ Marco Ferreira ‎
Attendance:‬ 51349‎
 
50′ Ó. Cardozo
Vinicius 43′
80′ Lima
 
90+3′ (PG) Lima
 

Unbeaten Porto claim Portuguese title

The Dragao outfit have secured Liga honours for a third successive season, as their final-day victory sealed the deal despite Benfica's success against Moreirense

By Livio Caferoglu

Festejos del Porto
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Porto have been crowned Portuguese champions for the 27th time without suffering a single defeat thanks to a 2-0 win over Pacos Ferreira on Sunday.

The Dragao side led the Liga standings by a point going into the final day of the campaign and needed a win to seal the title, which goals from Lucho Gonzalez and Jackson Martinez duly supplied.

They put the result at risk, on the hour mark when right-back Danilo was given his marching orders for a second bookable offence, but they eventually held out for their 24th win of the season.

The title triumph is especially notable as Porto went the entire domestic campaign unbeaten for the second time in their history - only Benfica in the 1976-77 season have done likewise.

The Eagles, who needed a win to have any chance of wrestling the title back from their rivals, performed well to come from behind to record a 3-1 success over Moreirense, but it wasn't enough to take the championship from Porto's grasp having been usurped at the top of the table by Vitor Pereira's side following last weekend's defeat.

The title is Porto's third on the bounce and their ninth in the past 11 years, having started their impressive haul of league triumphs in 2002 under the reign of Jose Mourinho.

For Benfica, the agony of missing out on the title comes just four days after they lost the Europa League final 2-1 to Chelsea, although they can yet salvage a trophy in next week's Portuguese Cup decider against Vitoria Guimaraes.


Benfica

1
Artur
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
Luisao
Defender
 - 
14
Maxi Pereira
Midfielder
 - 
33
 - 
18
Toto Salvio
Striker
 - 
21
Nemanja Matić
Midfielder
89′
 - 
30
André Almeida
Defender
 - 
35
 - 
7
Ó. Cardozo
Striker
25′ 50′ 86′
 - 
11
Lima
Striker
80′ 93′
 - 
24
Ola John
Striker
45′
 - 

Moreirense

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-
 - 
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Paulinho
Defender
92′
 - 
-
F. Hanin
Defender
 - 
-
 - 
48
 - 
-
 - 
-
Fábio Espinho
Midfielder
 - 
-
Vinicius
Midfielder
43′
 - 
-
Pintassilgo
Midfielder
81′
 - 
-
 - 
-

Substitutes

13
Paulo Lopes
Goalkeeper
 - 
19
Roderick
Defender
 - 
10
Pablo Aimar
Midfielder
 - 
16
 - 
-
André Gomes
Midfielder
86′
 - 
19
Rodrigo
Striker
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
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Ricardo
Goalkeeper
 - 
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Nilson
Defender
 - 
25
Augusto
Defender
 - 
27
C. Kinkela
Midfielder
81′
 - 
23
Renatinho
Midfielder
 - 
-
Tales
Midfielder
78′
 - 
-

Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Jackson Martínez Jackson Martínez
Striker
Porto
18 1
Derley Derley
Striker
Maritimo
15 4
Rafael Martins Rafael Martins
Striker
14 3
F. Montero F. Montero
Striker
Sporting
13 2
Lima Lima
Striker
Benfica
12 3