MX23RW : Wednesday, November 21 12:42:11
Nov 30, 2015 at 9pm UK at ​Estadio Municipal
Braga
0-2
Benfica
FT(HT: 0-2)
Kritsyuk (3' og.), Lopez (11')

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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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Porto108022161524
2Sporting Lisbon107121810822
3Braga106311910921
4Benfica106221911820
5Rio AveRio Ave105321713418
6MoreirenseMoreirense105141114-316
7Vitoria de GuimaraesGuimaraes104331512315
8Vitoria de SetubalSetubal104241311214
9Santa ClaraSanta Clara104241716114
10BelenensesBelenenses1026278-112
11PortimonensePortimonense103251218-611
12Maritimo10316613-710
13Desportivo das AvesAves103161115-410
14TondelaTondela102351214-29
15Nacional102351019-99
16Feirense10235711-49
17BoavistaBoavista10235814-69
18ChavesChaves10217917-87

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