Braga handed Benfica their first defeat of the season 2-1 in the eighth round of the Portuguese football league at the AXA stadium.
Porto beat Braga 3-1 here in the 27th round of the Portuguese league to remain third in the standings after their victory.
Benfica beat Braga 1-0 in the 25th round of the Portuguese league, opening a seven-point lead at the top of the standings.
Abel Braga has been sacked as football coach of Fluminense, eight months after leading the Rio de Janeiro side to the Campeonato Brasileiro title.
A Chicharito-inspired Manchester United recovered from an early sucker-punch to beat Braga 3-2 in their Champions League clash at Old Trafford.
Former Portugal striker Nuno Gomes has joined Europa League runners-up Sporting Braga on a one-year contract, the Portuguese club announced.
Portuguese trio Porto, Benfica and Braga reached the Europa League semi-finals in contrasting styles as Europe`s second-string club competition produced another goal feast on Thursday.
Braga, who have never won a Portuguese title, stunned five-times champions Liverpool.
Brazilian forward Matheus struck two late goals to give Braga a 2-O win over Arsenal in the Champions League and deny the London team the satisfaction of sealing their progress into the second round.
Even if Braga had shifted the huge rock face that looms over their stadium in northern Portugal and dumped it at the Emirates, Cesc Fabregas would still have found a way to goal.
Day in Pics: 4th May
Showbiz World - May 4, 2015
62nd National Film Awards