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  • Updated: May 07, 2022

Nigerian Full-Back Sanusi's Late Goal Clinches 30th Title For Porto Over Benfica

Nigerian left-back Zaidu Sanusi scored a late goal on Saturday for Porto clinched their 30th Portuguese league title with a 1-0 victory away to Benfica.

The result also guarantees that last year's champions Sporting will finish second, and qualify for the Champions League group stage, with Benfica third.

Nigerian-born full-back Zaidu struck on a counter-attack minutes into stoppage time to put Porto nine points ahead with one round of games to play.

Sporting travel to Portimonense later Saturday and have an eight-point edge and a game in hand on Lisbon rivals Benfica.

Benfica, who reached the quarterfinals of the Champions League this season, will go into the qualifying round of the competition.

Before their first league defeat this season, at Braga two weeks ago, Porto, under coach Sergio Conceicao, set a new Portuguese league unbeaten record of 58 games.

 

Porto will be able to crown their season with a double, when they face Tondela, 16th in the league, in the Portuguese Cup final on 22 May.

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