FC Porto draw at Benfica to stay 1 point behind leaders

Benfica went ahead early on Jonas’ penalty after he earned the spot kick following a foul by Felipe. (Source: AP) Benfica went ahead early on Jonas’ penalty after he earned the spot kick following a foul by Felipe. (Source: AP)

FC Porto fought back for a 1-1 draw at Benfica to keep the fierce rivals neck-and-neck at the top of the Portuguese league.

Three-time defending champion Benfica lead Porto by one point with seven rounds left.

Benfica went ahead early Saturday on Jonas’ penalty in the seventh minute after he earned the spot kick following a foul by Felipe.

But Porto pushed for an equalizer that defender Maxi Pereira found four minutes after halftime to split the points.

Sporting Lisbon rallied for a 2-1 win at Arouca to remain a distant third on Sunday.

After Mateus put Arouca in front, Alan Ruiz and Bruno Cesar scored back-to-back goals in the 34th and 36th to turn the match around.

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