Porto beat Rio Ave in in Portuguese league

Lisbon, Dec 16: FC Porto beat Rio Ave 3-1 in the 13th round of the Portuguese League in Vila do Conde, piling pressure on Sporting and Benfica.

A well-organised Porto pressured Rio Ave from the start of the game Sunday, with Maicon Roque scoring in the sixth minute with a header following Carlos Eduardo’s free kick, reports Xinhua.

Rio Ave shocked the former Champions League winners with Edimar equalising in the 21st minute with a low shot.

Chelsea target Jackson Martinez’s effort beat Ederson to the right post in the 51st minute, making the score 2-1 in favour of Porto.

Danilo’s shot in the 82nd rolled into the net after a free kick bounced off Rio Ave’s post, securing the victory for Porto.

IANS