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Sporting beat Rio Ave (2-0), in a match for the 31st round of the League. It was the Lions’ third consecutive triumph in the competition.
Pedro Gonçalves (34’) opened the scoring with a penalty, after Ivo Pinto. And Paulinho (63’) closed the account with a great goal from outside the area.
With this result, Sporting remains in the lead with 79 points and, since now, has guaranteed its presence in the next edition of the Champions League. The lions have nine points more than FC Porto and 13 points more than Benfica, third. Rio Ave is in 15th position with 31 points.