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Porto beat Benfica 3-1 to reach Portugal League Cup final

IANS  |  Braga (Portugal) 

are through to the final of final after defeating Benfica 3-1 in the first semifinal.

The match at in Braga on Tuesday night, which is hosting both semifinals and next Sunday's final, saw plenty of back-and-forth action between Primeira Liga leaders and second-place Benfica, reports news.

scored in the 24th minute to put ahead 1-0, but equalized for Benfica eight minutes later. The draw only lasted for four minutes, however, as Moussa Marega made it 2-1 for Porto in the 36th minute.

Benfica remained in the contest until the 87th minute, when Fernando Andrade dos boosted Porto's lead to 3-1.

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First Published: Wed, January 23 2019. 12:16 IST
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