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League leaders Benfica beat Guimaraes 3-0

Portuguese league leaders and title-holders Benfica beat Guimaraes 3-0 in the 16th round to notch their eighth football league win in a row. Guimaraes started off strongly but failed to breach the Benfica goal, reports Xinhua.

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News 11 Jan 2015, 13:00 IST
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 Ola John celebrates after scoring against SC Vitoria during the Portuguese league football match Benfica vs SC Vitoria

Lisbon, Jan 11 (IANS) Portuguese league leaders and title-holders Benfica beat Guimaraes 3-0 in the 16th round to notch their eighth football league win in a row. Guimaraes started off strongly but failed to breach the Benfica goal, reports Xinhua.

Benfica forward Jonas Oliveira scored in the 13th minute with a header Saturday. Ola John doubled the lead in the 54th with a left-footed effort and midfielder Gaitan secured the victory in the 89th.

Benfica sits at the top of the league with 43 points, 6 points above FC Porto, while Guimaraes sits third with 31 points.

Also Saturday, Porto beat Belenenses 3-0, through goals by Jackson Martinez, Oliver and Evandro, piling more pressure on Benfica.

Porto stands second in the league table with 37 points. Academica drew 2-2 with Pacos de Fereira.

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