Porto have won their 29th Portuguese title after second-half goals from captain Danilo Pereira and striker Moussa Marega earned a 2-0 home win over Sporting.

 The hosts dominated the opening half, with Luis Díaz having his goal disallowed for handball and Sebastián Coates clearing the Colombian’s shot off the line. Jovane Cabral then headed over the bar from close range for the visitors with 34 minutes gone.

Porto went ahead in the 64th minute as Danilo got ahead of his marker at the near post and headed home from Alex Telles’ corner. In stoppage time, Marega finished a fast counter-attack in style to kick-start the title celebrations.

Sérgio Conceição’s side had expected a tight title battle with Benfica after they resumed the season just a point ahead at the top. But their fierce rivals have won just three of their eight games, allowing Porto to wrap up the title with two games to spare. They will face Benfica in the Cup final on 1 August. Continue reading

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