Braga defeated Academica 1-0 on Friday to move third in the Liga Sagres, as the tight race for Champions League qualification continues.
Ruben Micael netted the only goal of the match in the 45th minute at Estadio AXA, as Braga joined Pacos de Ferreira on 46 points, leapfrogging their rivals into third spot.
Pacos can regain the third and final Champions League qualification berth if they defeat Rio Ave at home on Saturday.
Academica meanwhile are 13th following what was their fourth consecutive defeat, and are in danger of dropping into the relegation zone if Olhanense or Moreirense pick up a point in this weekend’s fixtures.
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