Benfica beats Nacional 2-1 to stay top of the Portuguese league


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LISBON, Portugal — Benfica came from behind to beat Nacional 2-1 in the Portuguese league on Sunday after conceding in the first minute.

Midfielder Edgar Abreu opened the scoring at the Madeira Stadium but Salvio Barba equalized in the seventh and Brazil forward Jonas hit the winner in the 19th.

Elsewhere, Boavista beat Penafiel 1-0, Beleneses won 1-0 at Moreirense, Setubal won 1-0 against Maritimo, Sporting drew 1-1 against Ferreria and Porto drew 2-2 at Estoril.

Yacine Brahimi scored in the 20th for Porto and midfielder Kuka Miranda equalized seven minutes later before Antonio Pinheiro de Carvalho converted a penalty for Estoril in the 81st and then Oliver Torres scored to draw the match in injury time.

Benfica remain top on 25 points, two ahead of Guimaraes, with Porto in third with 22.

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