Benfica won its third straight Portuguese league title by defeating Nacional 4-1 in yesterday’s [Macau time] last round, setting a new league record with 88 points from 34 matches.
Nicolas Gaitan scored two goals and Jonas and Pizzi added one each to give Benfica its 13th straight win and secure the title by two points over crosstown rival Sporting Lisbon.
Sporting defeated Braga 4-0 but fell short in its attempt to win the trophy for the first time since 2002.
Benfica won its 35th league title while FC Porto finished with 73 points in third place.
Porto held the previous points record with 86 points set in the 2002-2003 season with a team coached by Jose Mourinho. AP
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