Porto suffers first home loss since 2008

Porto, Portugal (SportsNetwork.com) - FC Porto fell seven points off the pace in the Portuguese Liga over the weekend after sustaining a 1-0 defeat to Estoril at the Estadio do Dragao, the club's first home defeat in league play since 2008.

After going 81 league games without a home loss, Porto fell behind to a 78th- minute penalty kick from Evandro, who was fouled inside the penalty area by Porto's Eliaquim Mangala.

The home side created few decent scoring chances, and Estoril goalkeeper Vagner was able to parry a late Porto free kick to preserve the win, which keeps Estoril in the top four.

Sporting Lisbon moved into second place after a 2-1 comeback win at Rio Ave as the club scored two times in the final 20 minutes to cancel out a 51st-minute own goal form Mauricio.

Islam Slimani netted the equalizer in the 70th minute for Sporting and Carlos Mane tallied the winner five minutes from time.

Leaders Benfica took advantage of Porto's slip to move seven points above the defending champions with a 1-0 win over Guimaraes courtesy of a 40th-minute goal from Lazar Markovic, leaving them five points better than Sporting.

Braga salvaged a 2-2 draw against Arouca at home with a stoppage-time equalizer from Erik Moreno, Paulo Sergio scored in the 90th minute to lift Olhanense to a 2-1 win over Gil Vicente, Setubal hammered Pacos Ferreira, 4-0, Maritimo topped Belenenses, 2-0, and Academica finished in a 0-0 against Nacional.