Photo Special: Sporting de Braga 1 – 0 Rio Ave

by Neil Sherwin

Sporting de Braga moved back to the top of the pile in Portugal after a 1-0 home win over Rio Ave last night.

The win puts Braga level on points with Benfica, but ahead on goal difference, although the Lisbon side play their game in hand against Nacional today.

The sides have been neck and neck for most of the current campaign and are locked on 55 points as they come into the business end of the season.

Andres Madrid struck the only goal of the game after 16 minutes as Braga maintained their unbeaten home record this season.

If Braga can win the title it will be the first ever league honours in the club’s history. Their only other trophy of note was the 1966 Portuguese Cup, though they were one of the Intertoto Cup winners in 2008.

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