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Primeira Liga Wrap: Three teams win to stay joint top

Created on Aug. 27, 2013 11:51 AM EST

Porto, Rio Ave and Estoril all won on Sunday to keep their 100 per cent league records intact and stay joint top of the Primeira Liga.

Paulo Fonseca's Porto comfortably beat Maritimo 3-0 at home thanks to first-half goals from Jackson Martinez and Lica, and one after the break from Josue, who netted a penalty for the reigning champions.

Rio Ave hosted winless Vitoria Setubal and had Jose Lionn and a second-half penalty from Ahmed Hassan to thank for their victory.

The visitors remain joint bottom of the embryonic league table.

Estoril beat 10-man Arouca away from home to maintain their promising start to the campaign.

Midfielder Evandro Goebel converted a first-half penalty after the hosts had seen Miguel Nuno Coelho sent off for a challenge in the area.

Joao Pedro Galvao doubled their lead just before the half-hour mark, and Mika then scored a consolation goal for the hosts in the final15 minutes.

Elsewhere, Benfica dramatically beat Gil Vicente 2-1 at the Estadio da Luz thanks to two injury-time goals.

Filipe Diogo Viana had given the visitors the lead with 22 minutes to play, but two goals in two minutes from striker Lazar Markovic and Ruben Lima rescued victory for Benfica at the death.

Finally, Nacional and Guimaraes played out at a 1-1 draw. De Lima Barcelos opened the scoring for Nacional before Rafael Crivellaro secured a point for the visitors.

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