Porto beat Rio Ave in in Portuguese league

IANS| Last Updated: Dec 16, 2013, 13:58 PM IST

Lisbon: FC Porto beat Rio Ave 3-1 in the 13th round of the Portuguese League in Vila do Conde, piling pressure on Sporting and Benfica.

A well-organised Porto pressured Rio Ave from the start of the game Sunday, with Maicon Roque scoring in the sixth minute with a header following Carlos Eduardo`s free kick, reports Xinhua.

Rio Ave shocked the former Champions League winners with Edimar equalising in the 21st minute with a low shot.

Chelsea target Jackson Martinez`s effort beat Ederson to the right post in the 51st minute, making the score 2-1 in favour of Porto.

Danilo`s shot in the 82nd rolled into the net after a free kick bounced off Rio Ave`s post, securing the victory for Porto.