Lisbon, March 15: Benfica beat Braga 2-0 in the 25th round of the Portuguese league at the Luz stadium in Lisbon. Brazilian forward Jos smashed a shot from the edge of the area in the 20th minute and Eliseu closed the scoring with a powerful effort in the 76th, Xinhua reported on Sunday.
Benfica started off strong and domited the match, with a struggling Braga showing poor defense and attack. The win means Benfica has picked up its sixth consecutive victory, extending its advantage provisiolly at the top of the Portuguese league.
Benfica has 65 points, seven ahead of Porto, while Braga ranks fourth with 46 points. IANS