After having won in Gap three days ago, the Portuguese cyclist Rui Costa secured his second stage win of the Tour De France race on Friday, in a copycat of Joaquim Agostinho’s win in 1969.
Rui Costa said Tuesday was a “perfect day” after winning stage 16 of the 100th edition of the Tour de France bicycle race.
João Vale e Azevedo was on Tuesday sentenced by a Lisbon court to ten years in prison for undue appropriation of more than €4m from the club, money laundering, abuse of trust and forgery.
The 20-year-old Portuguese tennis player ousted the world’s number 3 in two sets, 6-3, 6-4.
Hélder Postiga’s sole goal was crucial to keep qualifying hopes intact. Cristiano Ronaldo was a constant threat, but the winger failed to overcome Russian keeper Igor Akinfeev.
Vitória de Guimarães scored twice in the last 15 minutes, overcoming Benfica’s first-half goal.
Despite Benfica’s win over Moreirense, the ‘Dragões’ secured the Championship on the final matchday.
The Portuguese created several chances but failed in key defensive plays, falling prey to Chelsea’s craftiness.
With one match to go, FC Porto is poised to celebrate the Championship with a win over Paços de Ferreira, which has already qualified for the UEFA Champions League.
League leaders Benfica will visit FC Porto with a two point lead, in a match that may determine this year’s champions.