- Associated Press - Saturday, September 23, 2017

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Sporting Lisbon dropped its first points of the Portuguese league after drawing at Moreirense 1-1 on Saturday.

The result left FC Porto alone atop the standings after seven rounds.

Rafael Costa put Moreirense ahead near the end of the first half, and Sporting managed only a draw thanks to Mohamed Aberhoune’s own goal.


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Defending champion Benfica took advantage of Sporting’s slip after beating Pacos Ferreira 2-0.

Franco Cervi and Jonas scored in each half for Benfica.



On Friday, Porto routed Portimonense 5-2 at home for its seventh win in as many rounds.

Porto leads Sporting by two points, with Benfica in third at five points adrift.

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