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Rodrigo's brace restores Benfica's league lead

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 19, 2014 at 4:51 pm •  Published: January 19, 2014
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LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Rodrigo Moreno scored two goals to help give Sporting Lisbon a 2-0 win at home over Maritimo and reclaim the lead of the Portuguese league on Sunday.

Rodrigo opened in the 18th minute and sealed the victory in the 35th on the break after receiving a pass by Lazar Markovic.

Also, FC Porto stayed in touch with the top of the table by downing Setubal 3-0 at home.

Striker Jackson Martinez scored his 50th goal in a Porto shirt to get the hosts rolling in the 11th.

Silvestre Varela added a second goal in the 35th before Carlos Eduardo capped the win three minutes from time.

Benfica moved two points ahead of overnight leader Sporting Lisbon following its win on Saturday. Porto is a further point back.