Shot down

Still improving Portimonense wasted three opportunities to take the lead against Belenenses during the opening five minutes and were duly punished when Victor Lemos put the visitors one up.

Ben Traore pulled the Algarveans level before the interval after which a Ricardo Pessoa penalty made it 2-1 but an injury to Ruben left the Portimao defence exposed, the Lisbonites coming back to score twice in quick succession to wrap up the game 3-2. A trip to the Azores to face Santa Clara is now on the agenda for coach Joao Bastos’ team languishing in 15th place of the Liga Orangina table