Porto takes title after Benfica draws

April 30, 2012, Monday/ 17:32:00

FC Porto won the Portuguese league title after Benfica drew 2-2 at Rio Ave on Sunday.

 Porto holds a six-point lead over Benfica with two games to play but successfully defended its title due to its better head-to-head advantage over its closest rival. Porto, which won 2-0 at Maritimo on Saturday, secured the title for the sixth time in seven seasons. Rio Ave opened the scoring through Christian Atsu before Manuel Agudo and Oscar Cardozo put Benfica ahead by halftime. Yazalde Gomes’ 50th equalizer earned the hosts a draw.

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