Matchday 4 in the Primeira Liga has come to a wrap. The recent round saw a change at the top of the table, with Sporting CP suffering a disappointing draw with Famalicão on Saturday, which is the defending champions' first slip-up of the campaign. Benfica, who entered this round level on points with the Lions, have now moved two clear of their rivals thanks to a 2-1 triumph over Tondela the following day.
Porto, one of the favorites for the title, also leapfrogged Rúben Amorim's side, moving into second spot courtesy of their 3-0 triumph over newly-promoted Arouca. Elsewhere, Sporting Braga were held to a goalless draw by Vitória Guimarães and have thus dropped out of the top five temporarily. Here's everything you need to know about the matchday 4 of the 2021/22 Primeira Liga season.
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Benfica enjoyed a 2-1 win over Tondela during the weekend, with the winning goal coming courtesy of Eagles right-back Gilberto Moraes Júnior. This means half of Benfica's goals this season (4 out of 8) have been scored by defenders.
Sporting CP unfortunately saw their perfect start to the season come to an end, drawing 1-1 with Famalicão thanks to a Nuno Mendes own goal. This means there is only one team left with a 100 percent record in the league and that's Benfica.
Estoril's amazing start to the season continues as the newly-promoted side secured a 2-1 triumph over Maritimo. This means they boast 10 points, having won three and drawn once, leaving them level on points with Porto and Sporting CP.
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Santa Clara vs Benfica: This game will be crucial but the reason for that is not solely due to this game. Fellow title rivals Sporting CP and Porto will be in for a tough weekend, meaning Benfica could capitalize and put some distance between themselves and the Eagles and Lions However, in order to do that, they must beat Santa Clara. Do not miss this tie.
Sporting CP vs Porto: Two of the favorites for the title will face off straight after the international break. Sporting CP head into this tie on the back of their disappointing 1-1 draw while Porto enjoyed a confidence-boosting 3-0 triumph. Whoever drops points will suffer an early blow in the title race. Make sure to catch this showdown.
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