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Benfica clinches 34th Portuguese title despite draw as Porto slips

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LISBON, Portugal — Benfica clinched the Portuguese league title on Sunday despite a 0-0 draw at Guimaraes after FC Porto was held 1-1 at Belenenses.

Benfica won its first back-to-back titles in 31 years and its 34th league crown in club history after it protected a three-point lead with one round to go. Benfica holds the head-to-head advantage with Porto.

Porto looked set to push the title race to the final round of the season next weekend after Jackson Martinez scored in the 44th minute.

But Belenenses' Tiago Caeiro equalized with five minutes to go to ruin Porto's title hopes.

Benfica led the championship from start to finish, though it shared the lead in the 3rd round.

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