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Porto edges closer as Lisbon derby is postponed

Porto, Portugal (SportsNetwork.com) - FC Porto moved to within one point of Portuguese Liga leaders Benfica after a 3-0 win over struggling Pacos Ferreira.

The biggest game of the weekend was postponed as Benfica and Sporting Lisbon saw their match on Sunday moved to Tuesday because of roof damage to Benfica's Estadio da Luz.

The Lisbon rivals are separated by only two points, but high winds in the Portuguese capital caused parts of the stadium roof to fall off, which created a dangerous situation for spectators.

With that match now taking place on Tuesday, Porto took advantage with a win over second-from-the-bottom Pacos, which is level on points with last-place Olhanense.

Ricardo Quaresma opened the scoring shortly before halftime from the penalty spot, but Porto struggled to add to that lead until the 87th minute when Jackson Martinez sealed the win with his league-leading 14th goal.

Substitute Ricardo Pereira capped the scoring in stoppage time, and now Porto will wait to see what happens in Tuesday's derby between the other two title contenders.

Fourth-place Nacional handed Belenenses a 2-0 defeat on Friday, while Setubal built a 3-0 lead against Guimaraes before holding on for a 3-2 win.

Olhanense claimed a 1-1 home draw against Maritimo after Oumar Diakhite's 88th-minute goal for the hosts canceled out an early penalty kick form Derley.

Arouca and Rio Ave also finished 1-1 after Arouca's Lassad Nouioui scored the equalizer in the 90th minute, Braga downed Gil Vicente, 4-1, behind two goals apiece from Rafa and Felipe Pardo, and on Monday Javier Balboa's 42nd-minute tally lifted Estoril to a 1-0 win over Academica.