Lisbon: Benfica beat Nacional 3-1 in the 27th round of the Portuguese football league at the Luz Stadium here. Brazilian Jonas opened the scoring in the 20th minute on Saturday following a cross by Argentine Salvio from the right flank. He scored again (58th minute) after a pass by the same player, reports Xinhua. Brazilian forward Lima scored (30th) with a header, giving Benfica a 2-0 lead in the first half.
Nacional’s Portuguese midfielder Tiago Rodrigues scored the only face-saving goal (73rd) with a powerful shot. With the victory, Benfica continues to top the league with 68 points while Nacional stands in ninth spot with 33. Elsewhere, Penafiel and Boavista drew 2-2, Belenenses beat Moreirense 2-0, P. Ferriera tied Sporting 1-1