Benfica and Porto title battle

Last week’s ‘clássico’ produced four goals in the opening 17 minutes, and although there were no further goals, there was no shortage of tension as the league’s top two continued to match each other stride for stride in what is fast becoming an impossible to call title race.

Mangala scored for Porto on eight minutes with Matic levelling minutes later for Benfica. Martinez restored the visitors lead on the quarter-of-an-hour mark with Gaitán popping up two minutes later to make it 2-2.The draw leaves Benfica still three clear of Porto, though the Dragões have played one match less. The return fixture is scheduled for early May and looks increasingly as if it will be a championship decider.