MX23RW : Friday, January 18 18:47:48
Oct 25, 2015 at 5pm UK at ​Estádio da Luz
Benfica
0-3
Sporting Lisbon
FT(HT: 0-3)
Gutierrez (9'), Slimani (21'), Ruiz (36')

Result: Sporting Lisbon beat Benfica in Lisbon derby

Sporting Lisbon score three goals before half time as they beat Benfica at the Estadio da Luz.

Sporting Lisbon have moved three points clear at the top of the Primeira Liga after a comfortable 3-0 win against city rivals Benfica.

The Green and Whites, who went into the game level on points with Porto, took the lead after only nine minutes as Teofilo Gutierrez found a way past keeper Julio Cesar.

Sporting's Colombian forward Teofilo Gutierrez celebrates a goal during the Portuguese league football match SL Benfica vs Sporting CP at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on Ocotober 25, 2015© Getty Images

Cesar was beaten again on 21 minutes as Algerian striker Islam Slimani added to Sporting's lead against the Eagles.

Nine minutes before the interval, Costa Rican international Bryan Ruiz netted the visitors' third goal to all-but wrap up victory.

Benfica tried to find a response after the break, with Nicolas Gaitan and Silvio creating a opening for Andreas Samaris, who failed to convert his shooting chance.

However, Sporting were able to hold on to their three-goal lead and are now eight points ahead of their city rivals, who languish in seventh place.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Porto17141234102443
2Benfica17122337172038
3Braga17114232171537
4Sporting Lisbon17112433181535
5BelenensesBelenenses177732116528
6Vitoria de GuimaraesGuimaraes178452217528
7MoreirenseMoreirense179171821-328
8PortimonensePortimonense177372428-424
9Santa ClaraSanta Clara176382627-121
10Rio AveRio Ave175572730-320
11Nacional175481930-1119
12Vitoria de SetubalSetubal175481619-319
13TondelaTondela175392125-418
14Maritimo1752101121-1017
15BoavistaBoavista174491219-716
16Feirense172781124-1313
17Desportivo das AvesAves1733111831-1312
18ChavesChaves1733111224-1212

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