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Braga moves to the top of Portuguese Liga

Braga took advantage of stumbles by FC Porto and Benfica over the weekend to move to the top of the league by beating Academica, 2-1, on Monday.

Benfica was held to a 0-0 draw at Olhanense on Friday before FC Porto finished in a 1-1 deadlock at Pacos Ferreira, paving the way for Braga to jump ahead.

And the club took advantage with first-half goals from Mossoro and Lima to take a two-goal lead at halftime.

Academica pulled one back in the 62nd minute through David Simao, but it wasn't enough to prevent a 13th straight win for Braga, which sits one point clear of Porto and two above Benfica.

Also on Monday, Maritimo kept hold of fourth place by securing a 3-2 win over Gil Vicente after Christian Pouga scored the winning goal in the 86th minute.

Sunday's results saw Claudemir score a pair of goals from the penalty spot as Nacional topped Beira Mar, 3-0, Setubal beat Uniao Leiria 1-0 on a goal from Miguelito three minutes into the match, while Edgar netted the lone goal for Guimaraes in a 1-0 victory at Rio Ave.

The lone contest on Saturday saw Sporting Lisbon top Feirense, 1-0, on a first-half penalty kick from Diego Capel.