- Associated Press - Sunday, March 6, 2016

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - FC Porto lost 3-1 to Braga to drop six points behind leader Benfica in the Portuguese league on Sunday.

Porto appeared to be salvaging a draw when Maxi Pereira scored an 86th-minute equalizer after Ahmed Hassan put Braga ahead in the 71st, but Rafa Silva gave the hosts the lead in the 89th, and midfielder Alan sealed the win in injury time.

Braga remains fourth but it cut the gap to Porto to eight points.

Two-time defending champion Benfica reached the top of the standings thanks to a 1-0 win at former leader Sporting Lisbon on Saturday. Benfica has 61 points, two more than Sporting after 25 rounds.

Braga and Porto will also meet in the upcoming final of the Portuguese Cup.



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