The Lions survived their trip to Porto, but the hosts were not as happy once the rest of the games were played this weekend.

The 2020-21 Primeira Liga title race continues to keep fans on the edge of their seats. Porto were handed a serious blow after not being able to defeat Sporting in last Saturday's game. Braga and Benfica have added themselves to the fight for the second place, and while these three teams tear themselves apart, Sporting will keep their flawless season going despite the disappointing draw against Conceicao's men.

Let's have a look at the main talking points after this weekend's games.

Top four teams in the Primeira Liga until March 1

Sporting are now nine points over the new second place, Braga, after being unable to beat Porto during the weekend. Meanwhile, the Dragons dropped to third following Braga's win, and Benfica's victory over Rio Ave (2-0) kept the battle for the second place alive.

Primeira Liga's Top 3 scorers

Sporting's Pedro Gonçalves' kept his lead at the top of the goalscoring charts after facing Mehdi Taremi and Sergio Oliveira in the goalless draw between Porto and Sporting. Hence, the race to become the top scorer in the Primeira Liga is still open.

Primeira Liga - Top headlines

  • Braga are now second; Porto drop to third - Carlos Carvalhal's men seemed destined to fight for a spot in the UEFA Europa League, but their win against Nacional has seen them reach the runner-up spot. Their cup clash against Porto this week could be crucial to determine their chances, as their good run could come to an end if the Dragons can find a way past their defense.

  • Sporting's boss heading to Premier League gig? - Ruben Amorim's men have dazzled the Portuguese league with their display every week, and the boss is already being linked to teams such as Leeds United and Leicester City. Will we see Amorim coaching a Premier League team next season? Winning the title could surely help his case.

  • Porto boss admits title chances are fading away - In the eve of the team's Taca da Portugal game, Dragons' boss Sergio Conceicao admitted his team will have to work harder for a title that might not even come their way. "The main goal will always be the title. The race is not over, but it has certainly gotten a bit harder," he stated.

Top matches to watch in the Primeira Liga from March 5 to March 9, 2021

  • Sporting vs Santa Clara - The league leaders seem to be closing in to a perfect season, but facing the surprising Santa Clara could bring them an unexpected surprise. Will The Azoreans end the leaders' unbeaten run in the tournament? They surely have what it takes to do so!

  • Gil Vicente vs Porto - Sergio Conceicao's men dropped to third due to their draw against Sporting, and now they will face Gil Vicente, a team that has complicated things for them in the current season. Let's see how the Dragons react to their draw from last week and the effect it could have in the title race.

  • Sporting Braga vs Vitoria Guimaraes - The current second-placed team in the league is set to face Vitoria in a rare Tuesday match. Carlos Carvalhal's men have not lost any of their last six games against Vitoria, and they will try to keep that streak going in order to keep their slim chances of winning the title alive.

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