MX23RW : Tuesday, September 25 13:35:17
Nov 30, 2015 at 9pm UK at ​Estadio Municipal
Braga
0-2
Benfica

Hassan (68'), Ferreira (72'), Augusto (77')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Kritsyuk (3' og.), Lopez (11')
Eliseu (66'), Sanches (68'), Pizzi (73')

Result: Benfica ease past Braga

Defending champions Benfica move up to third in the Primeira Liga by beating Braga 2-0 at the Estadio Municipal de Braga.

Benfica have extended their winning run in the Primeira Liga to three games after claiming a 2-0 victory over Braga this evening.

The visitors took the lead in the third minute when Pizzi's low strike was cleared off the line but struck goalkeeper Stanislav Kritsyuk and ended up in the back of the net.

Eight minutes later the Aguias doubled their tally for the evening as Lisandro Lopez controlled a header back into the box after Braga had failed to clear a set piece, before placing a low effort into the bottom corner.

Braga came close to a quick response as Ahmed Hassan hit the post and from the rebound Rafa was denied by Julio Cesar.

The hosts continued to press for an equaliser and Nikola Stojilijkovic and Hassan both fired efforts wide of the target.

After the break, Ricardo Ferreira's volley was saved by Cesar, before Kritsyuk prevented Nicolas Gaitan from adding a third for Benfica.

However, there would be no further goals in the closing stages, as Benfica held on to move above their opponents and up to third in the table to keep the pressure on Sporting Lisbon and Porto.

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Braga's Egyptian forward Ahmed Hassan (R) celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League group F football match SC Braga vs FC Groningen at the Municipal stadium in Braga on October 1, 2015
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2Braga5410126613
3Porto54011551012
4Rio AveRio Ave531196310
5Sporting Lisbon531174310
6Maritimo531154110
7Feirense52214228
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14MoreirenseMoreirense5113410-64
15Nacional5113511-64
16Vitoria de SetubalSetubal511346-24
17PortimonensePortimonense5113610-44
18Desportivo das AvesAves5014310-71

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