Saturday May 11, 2013 Day 29 Estádio do Dragão

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  1. Portuguese SuperLiga - Last gasp winner puts Porto on verge of title

    Portuguese SuperLiga - Last gasp winner puts Porto on verge of title

    Kelvin came off the bench to score a stunning injury time winner to give Porto a dramatic 2-1 victory over Benfica. More

  • Live Commentary

    • 90'+4 FT Porto 2-1 Benfica. That's it! Porto have won it in the last minute and the title is surely going their way!
    • 90'+2 The place has gone bananas. There are fans on the pitch and Porto keeper Helton is chasing them off! The game hasn't finished. Flares on the pitch too.
    • 90'+1 It was a great finish by Kelvin and Benfica coach Jorge Jesus sinks to his knees.
    • 90' GOAL! Porto have scored in the last minute! Kelvin has scored for Porto with a stunning late volley and now the title is heading to Porto! Incredible.
    • 88' Time is almost up for Porto, who are throwing everything at Benfica.
    • 86' Porto sub: Liedson on, Danilo off.
    • 85' Benfica sub: Aimar on, John off.
    • 83' What a chance for Porto! James Rodriguez beats the offside trap and goes clean through, but can only snatch at his shot, which brushes the post as it goes wide. Huge chance.
    • 81' So close! Cardozo bends his low free-kick around the wall but Helton pulls off a vital save low to his right. Vital stop, that.
    • 80' Defour is harshly adjudged to have handballed it and Benfica have a free-kick 25 yards from goal.
    • 78' Porto coach Vítor Pereira is going for it now. He has to.
    • 76' Porto sub: Melvin, Lucho off.
    • 74' The crowd are beginning to get anxious. They know their whole season hinges on the outcome of this game.
    • 72' Garay leaps highest to meet a corner from the right, but can only head wide for Benfica.
    • 70' Porto are maintaining the pressure here. They know only a victory will do for them tonight.
    • 68' Chance for Porto! Moutinho's whipped free-kick is glanced just over by the unmarked Martinez. Chance.
    • 66' Benfica sub: Gaitan off. Roderick Miranda on.
    • 65' Fernando in the book for an over zealous challenge on Perez.
    • 63' Benfica still a threat on their rare counter attacks. This time John's effort from distance is blocked well by Fernando on the edge of the box. Fernando just threw himself at the ball.
    • 61' Varela again the threat as he gets into a great position on the right, but his low cross is cut out. But the pressure is maintained with a corner.
    • 59' Matic is booked for a trip on Otamendi, who was launching a dangerous Porto counter attack.
    • 57' Danilo cuts in from the right but his shot is blocked. Varela then nods an effort at goal, but Artur saves comfortably. Porto still on top though.
    • 55' Porto's James Rodriguez flies into a tackle, and the ref is on hand to rightly show him a yellow card.
    • 53' More joy for Porto down the left as the low cross almost reaches Martinez. Benfica being opened up on that side every time.
    • 51' Great play by Varela, who ducks and weaves his way past Pereira before bending a shot just wide from the corner of the penalty box. Good effort.
    • 49' Moutinho then spanks the ball into the Benfica wall.
    • 48' Moutinho is unceremoniously hacked down by Perez, who is swiftly shown a yellow card.
    • 46' SECOND HALF. We are back underway at the Estadio do Dragao.
    • 45' HT Porto 1-1 Benfica.
    • 42' Martinez drives through the Benfica defence and throws himself at the ball, but can't make good enough contact.
    • 40' Sandro fires in another dangerous cross from the left, but Luisao is able to stab it away for Benfica.
    • 38' Porto have been the better side tonight, particularly since drawing level. Benfica unable to get on top so far.
    • 36' Pereira and Sandro enjoying a strong tussle, as they have all game. This time Pereira gets away with what looked like a clear foul on the Porto man.
    • 34' Martinez is causing all sorts of problems. This time he collects the ball 30 yards out but drills a tame shot at Artur.
    • 32' Otamendi catches John late, but the Porto defender gets away with a foul that would have signalled a free-kick in a dangerous area for the visitors.
    • 30' Martinez is looking a real threat for Porto, and he almost gets on the end of another through ball, but Artur claims well.
    • 28' Moutinho's left-foot drive from 30 yards was swerving towards the bottom corner, and Artur is forced to get plenty behind it to make the save. Chance.
    • 26' GOAL! Porto are level! Varela's cross from the left deflects off Pereira and past Artur into his own net at the near post. That has to go down as an own goal.
    • 24' Moutinho's dangerous free kick into the box is headed clear.
    • 22' Gaitan takes one in the indescribables courtesy of Lucho. He'll need a minute.
    • 20' The goal has sparked Benfica into life. The visitors were looking second best before that moment.
    • 18' GOAL! Benfica have the lead! Salvio's long throw causes disarray in the Porto box. It falls to Garay, whose shot is turned it at the far post by Lima for a tap in. First blood to Benfica!
    • 16' Benfica beginning to apply some pressure here.
    • 14' Porto win a corner, but Moutinho's corner is far too deep and evades everyone.
    • 12' Porto playing the better football here. Benfica just unable to find their rhythm in the early stages.
    • 10' Decent chance for Porto as Fernando lets fly from 25 yards, but his effort is pretty straightforward for Artur to gather.
    • 8' With both sides unbeaten after 28 games, this really is a vital game for both sides.
    • 6' Porto try to clear but Lucho's clearance hits the referee and goes back to Benfica. Fortunately for Porto, Danilo gets the ball away.
    • 5' Another sight at goal for Martinez, but this time Artur is alert to the danger and races off his line to reach the ball.
    • 4' Chance for Porto as Moutinho flashes a ball across the face of the Benfica goal, with Martinez just unable to make contact.
    • 2' Martinez catches Salvio late as Benfica were readying a counter attack. Lively start here.
    • 1' KICK OFF. We are underway.
    • 20.15 Hello everyone and welcome to what promises to be a thrilling top-of-the-table clash between Porto and Benfica. Both sides are unbeaten and a win for either would be a huge step towards the title.

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