MX23RW : Friday, July 3 09:05:08| >> :600:517580:517580:
Jun 3, 2020 at 9.15pm UK at Estadio Municipal de Famalicao
Martins (48'), Goncalves (78')
Perez (4'), Martinez (39'), Centelles (63'), Defendi (89')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Corona (74')
Otavio (45+2')

Result: Porto suffer shock defeat to Famalicao on return to action

Result: Porto suffer shock defeat to Famalicao on return to action
© Reuters
The home side regained the lead ahead after Jesus Corona equalised in the 74th minute.

Porto were on the wrong end of a 2-1 upset away to Famalicao as the Portuguese Primeira Liga resumed in surprising fashion on Thursday.

Sergio Conceicao's side had put together a fine run of form to overtake reigning champions Benfica before the pause in March, but tasted defeat for the first time in eight matches as the action returned behind closed doors.

After a goalless first half Famalicao were gifted the opening goals just three minutes into the second period. Goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin was culpable, seemingly rattled by the pressing of Toni Martinez when he inexplicably placed the ball at Fabio Martins' feet.

Porto levelled through Mexican winger Jesus Corona in the 74th minute and, though the scorer's name was striking for obvious reasons, the quality of his goal deserved the attention. Corona received a wonderful pass from Sergio Oliveira, controlled it expertly and slammed home left footed.

The European hopefuls reclaimed their lead inside four minutes, Pedro Goncalves collecting a one-two and advancing before his 25-yard effort beat Marchesin too easily at his near post.

Benfica, one point behind, now have the chance to reclaim top spot if they beat Tondela on Thursday.

Earlier Lucas Fernandes had the honour of scoring the first goal of the league's resumption as Portimonense defeated Gil Vicente 1-0.

Fernandes hit the target in the 49th minute to hand his relegation-threatened side three important points.

Share this article now:
General view of Lincoln City's Sincil Bank from 2017
Read Next:
Coronavirus roundup: All the latest news from the world of sport on June 3
Latest Sports Video
Did you know...?
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.

rhs 2.0
3Sporting Lisbon29174847301755
5Rio AveRio Ave29138842321047
7Vitoria de GuimaraesGuimaraes291110848321643
8Santa ClaraSanta Clara30109113137-639
11Gil Vicente2989123137-633
13Vitoria de SetubalSetubal30613112439-1531
15Pacos de FerreiraPacos de Ferreira2994162640-1431
18Desportivo das AvesAves2942232355-3214

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!