Benfica left a great impression in their third Liga Sagres match of the season, beating Vitoria Setubal eight goals to one.
The Lisbon outfit dominated through the start and went ahead with a goal from Javi Garcia in the 16th minute. Luisao added a second five minutes later and Oscar Cardozo converted a penalty in minute 28, 3-0.
Argentinian midfielder Pablo Aimar then made it 4-0 in the 35th minute, and the hosts needed only another minute for Ramires to add their fifth of the night.
And their trashing of Vitoria Setubal wasn’t even over at this point. Oscar Cardozo added another pair of goals in the 65th and 75th minutes, and Nuno Gomez made it 8-0 with six minutes to go.
Helder Barbosa scored a consolation goal for the guests in the last minute of regular time, for a 8-1 final score.
Benfica jump to second place thanks to this victory, at two points from leaders Sporting Braga.
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