- Associated Press - Saturday, January 16, 2016

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Benfica fought back to beat Estoril 2-1 and pull to within two points of Portuguese league leader Sporting Lisbon on Saturday.

Leo Bonatini put Estoril ahead early, but Benfica got a goal from halftime substitute Konstantinos Mitroglou to level before Luis “Pizzi” Afonso grabbed the win after scoring from Jonas’ pass.

Sporting stumbled on Friday after conceding a late goal at home to draw with bottom-side Tondela 2-2.

FC Porto will also look to close the gap with the pacesetters to two points with a victory at Guimaraes on Sunday.

Also on Saturday, Uniao de Madeira won 1-0 at Maritimo, while Academica was held at home by Pacos Ferrreira 1-1.



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