- Associated Press - Sunday, January 3, 2016

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Tondela fought back to win 3-2 at Rio Ave for the last-place team’s first away win of the season in the Portuguese league on Sunday.

Tondela’s second victory of the season, home or away, ended a six-game losing streak. It remained at the bottom of the table after 15 rounds and five points from safety.

Ricardo “Tarantini” Alves put Rio Ave ahead in the 32nd minute, long before he was sent off with a second booking in the second half.

By then Tondela had roared back with goals from Jhon Murillo, substitute Wagner, and Nathan Junior.

Tondela goalkeeper Claudio Ramos saved Andre “Ukra” Alves’s penalty kick in the 84th before Heldon Almeida scored Rio Ave’s second goal before the final whistle.


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