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injury time. Sporting would be guaranteed at least a runner-up finish if FC Porto drops points at Braga on Sunday. Also, last-place Olhanense won 2-1 at Rio Ave , Belenenses beat Guimaraes 3-1, and Nacional downed Maritimo 2-0.
stoppage-time winner. Now, Portuguese leader Benfica enjoys a six-point advantage over Sporting Lisbon after a 4-0 win over Rio Ave on Monday. ''We're playing well, with great confidence and good execution,'' Benfica defender Maxi Pereira said.
margin 11 minutes later with a long-range strike. Sporting pulled to within four points of Benfica before the pacesetters host Rio Ave on Monday. Sporting also moved 11 points clear of third-place FC Porto before the soon-to-be-dethroned champions host
Benfica, last season's runner-up, hasn't won its opening league match since the 2006-07 season. Also, Maritimo beat Rio Ave 1-0, while Olhanense beat Estoril 2-1 on Friday. Defending champion Porto visits Gil Vicente on Sunday.
January to set up a Bosman deal. The Ghana international first came to prominence two seasons ago when Porto loaned him to Rio Ave , where Atsu earned a reputation for being quick, direct and skillful. Predominantly left sided, he has won 16 caps to date
knocked back a new deal to move to Kilmarnock, while loan trio Conor Newton, Paul Dummett - both sent north by Newcastle - and Rio Ave striker Esmael Goncalves have all returned to their parent clubs. Sam Parkin and Graham Carey have been released - as has Dougie
currently in Portugal, where they are continuing their preparations for the new season following a 3-1 friendly defeat by Rio Ave on Saturday evening. Kinnear, who was put in charge of all football-related matters when he was controversially appointed
senior side for the first time in the same season but he remained on the bench. Atsu spent the 2011/12 season on loan with Rio Ave where he made 30 appearances and scored six goals, earning him the Player of the Season gong. The 21-year-old broke into
frontman. He has struggled for game time in England and has spent much of the last two seasons out on loan at Besiktas and Rio Ave . Bebe is now looking for a permanent move back to his homeland and has welcomed reports suggesting Sporting are keen on acquiring
Belenenses and Arouca next season after they won promotion from the second division. Also on the final day, it was: Setubal 0, Braga 1; Nacional 2, Academica 1; Gil Vicente 1, Estoril 3; Olhanense 0, Maritimo 0; and Guimaraes 0, Rio Ave 1.