(Belgium) Porto crowned Portuguese football champions for the 30th time in their history by defeating Benfica (1-0), who finished third in the standings behind Sporting, who won the previous title, on Saturday.
Nigeria’s Zidu Sanusi scored the decisive goal with a rebound in stoppage time, which should travel to Portimonense later in the evening, 16 games ahead of Benfica. Thus, the first two obtain direct access to the group stage of the European Champions League, while Benfica, who reached the C1 quarter-finals this season, qualify for the third preliminary round of the European football competition. Before their first league defeat of the season, which they conceded in Braga on the 31st day (1-0), Porto and their coach Sergio Conceicao set a new record for unbeaten in the Portuguese league with 58 games unbeaten. Porto will be able to crown their season with the double, as the club from northern Portugal will face Tondela, 16th in the tournament, in the Portuguese Cup final scheduled for May 22. At the bottom of the table with 18 teams, Moreirense and Belenenses SAD took the last two spots in the standings, synonymous with relegation. (Belga)