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Sporting Lisbon 1 Porto 1: Visitors draw again

Porto were held to a third straight Primeira Liga draw, but had to come from behind to earn a 1-1 result at Sporting Lisbon.

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Jonathan Silva put the hosts at the Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon ahead early, only for Mouhamadou-Naby Sarr to score a second-half own goal.

It was a good result for league leaders Benfica, who sit a point clear of Porto ahead of Saturday's trip to Estoril.

Porto and fifth-placed Sporting remain unbeaten, but draws have proven costly as Benfica threaten to edge away.

Sporting made the dream start as Silva gave them a second-minute lead.

Porto goalkeeper Fabiano came out to collect what appeared to be an overhit pass, but he was instead left stranded as Silva got on the end of a cross to head into an open goal.

The visitors were able to earn a point in fortuitous circumstances as French defender Sarr looked to intercept a cross in the 56th minute, only to put it past his own goalkeeper Rui Patricio.

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