Porto draws, misses chance to overtake Benfica in Portugal

2017-03-19 16:18:55

LISBON, Portugal (AP) FC Porto missed a chance to take the lead of the Portuguese league after drawing 1-1 at home with Setubal on Sunday.

Porto was chasing a 10th straight league victory that would have moved it above Benfica at the top - one round before the two rivals meet following the international break.

Benfica was held 0-0 at Pacos Ferreira on Saturday.

After Jesus Corona put Porto ahead in first-half injury time, Setubal equalized through Joao Carvalho early in the second half.

Defending champion Benfica is one point above second-placed Porto with eight rounds to go.

""We still control our fate,"" said Porto coach Nuno Espirito Santo. ""It"s important that we recover from this setback.""