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Ten-man Porto Stun Benfica 2-1 to Clinch Domestic Double

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Chancel Mbemba scored two second-half headers to assist Porto defeated Benfica 2-1 within the Cup last to do a Portuguese dometic double.

  • Reuters
  • Last Updated: August 2, 2020, 10:43 AM IST

Portuguese champions Porto accomplished the home double in fashion on Saturday as a pair of second-half headers by defender Chancel Mbemba gave them a 2-1 win over Benfica within the Cup last regardless of having a person despatched off.

Porto ahead Luis Diaz was given his marching orders by referee Artur Soares Dias for his second bookable offence shortly earlier than halftime, and 5 minutes later his supervisor Sergio Conceincao was additionally despatched off.

But former Newcastle United centre again Mbemba fired Porto forward within the 47th minute with a looping header over two defenders after Benfica goalkeeper Odisseas Vlachodimos misjudged a free kick from the left by Alex Telles.

Benfica have been once more undone from a set piece within the 58th minute, as Otavio floated in a free kick and Mbemba powered it previous Vlachodimos from eight metres after beating the offside entice.

Carlos Vinicius arrange a tense end when he transformed an 84th-minute penalty for Benfica after Porto substitute Diogo Leite fouled Rafa Silva.

Benfica threw males ahead within the closing phases and missed their greatest likelihood for an equaliser in stoppage time when Jota hit the publish with a nice volley from the sting of the penalty space.

Porto, who overhauled Benfica within the residence straight of their two-team league title race, defended desperately in the previous couple of minutes however held on to place the icing on the cake of a memorable season.

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