Lisbon, Portugal (SportsNetwork.com) - Three different players found the back of the net on Saturday as league leaders Benfica rolled to a 3-0 rout of Belenenses at the Estadio da Luz.
Coming off a comfortable 2-0 win over Academica in league play last time out, the leaders earned their second consecutive win in comfortable fashion thanks to goals from Lima, Enzo Perez and Eduardo Salvio to give Benfica a three- point cushion over FC Porto atop the table.
After a tense, scoreless opening 45 minutes, the hosts broke the deadlock in the 64th minute through Lima and Perez fired home a penalty kick with 20 minutes to play to double the advantage.
Salvio then wrapped up all three points with the third goal of the game with seven minutes to play.
Belenenses remains in sixth place in the table with the defeat on 21 points from 12 matches played.
Also in Portugal on Saturday, Jackson Martinez netted a pair of goals and Hector Herrera added a third tally for FC Porto in a 3-0 win over Academica, while Kuca scored in the 27th minute to hand Estoril a 1-0 result over Setubal.
Saturday's final fixture saw Rio Ave and Gil Vicente play to a scoreless draw.
On Sunday, Andre Simoes and Rodrigo Andres Battaglia scored on either side of the intermission as Moreirense claimed a 2-0 win over Pacos Ferreira, while Capela's 12th minute goal handed Penafiel a 1-0 win over Arouca. Braga and Guimaraes played to a scoreless stalemate.
Monday's action saw Marco Matias score a pair of second-half goals to lead Nacional to a 3-0 win over Maritimo.