Braga keeps hold of third place

Updated: January 21, 2013

Braga consolidated its hold on third place
on Sunday with a convincing 4-1 home win against Setubal.

Benfica and FC Porto have created a bit of distance between themselves and the
rest of the league, but Braga is intent on maintaining its place behind the
leaders and did so on Sunday with a comfortable win.

Mossoro scored in the opening minute for Braga to put the hosts in charge,
while Custodio added another goal in first-half stoppage time.

Ruben Amorim stretched the lead to 3-0 in the 58th minute before Setubal
finally broke through with a goal from Jorge Sousa three minutes from time.

Ruben Micael then capped the scoring for Braga one minute later to move the
club four points clear of fourth-place Pacos Ferreira, which lost 2-0 to FC
Porto on Saturday.

Porto got second-half goals from Alex Sandro and Marat Izmailov to claim the
win, keeping Porto three points back of leaders Benfica with a game in hand,
which the club will play on Wednesday at Setubal.

Benfica remained on top of the league after a 2-0 win at Moreirense on Monday
that saw the team get goals from Eduardo Salvio and Lima after halftime.

In the lone match on Friday, Sporting Lisbon claimed its fourth win of the
season as Andre Carrillo’s 63rd-minute goal was enough for a 1-0 victory over
Beira Mar.

Amido Balde scored twice to help Guimaraes to a 3-1 win at Rio Ave, Maritimo
topped Olhanense, 1-0, courtesy of a first-half goal from Adilson, Gil Vicente
downed 10-man Estoril, 2-1, and Academica scored twice in the second half of a
2-1 victory over Nacional, which ended the game with nine men.