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Sporting Lisbon Clinch First Primeira Liga In 2 Decades

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Sporting CP has become the first Portuguese club outside Porto and Benfica to clinch the Primeira Liga title for the first time in 20 years and going unbeaten en route after defeating Boavista 1-0. A 36th minute Paulinho’s goal ensured that Lisbon became champions mathematically with 2 games to spare.

Lisbon celebrations were delayed 24 hours after Porto kept their chances alive for another 24 hours, with a 5-1 rout of lowly Farense on Monday. With this victory for Benfica, they have now wrapped up 19 titles while Porto has won a total of 29 titles the Benfica with 37 titles.

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