Benfica could only draw 2-2 at Rio Ave so it was Porto’s 2-0 win at Maritimo (Madeira) that ensured they will be crowned League Champions. It was at the other end of the table where all the drama was happening. U.Leiria, promoted with Olhanense three years ago, could only field eight players against fellow strugglers Feirense who won 4-0.

The U.Leiria players, who had not been paid for over three months, rescinded their contracts but the club managed to scrape together just enough players to field a team.