Porto draws, misses chance to overtake Benfica in Portugal

LISBON, Portugal (AP) " FC Porto missed a chance to take the lead of the Portuguese league after drawing 1-1 at home with Setubal on Sunday.

Porto was chasing a 10th straight league victory that would have moved it above Benfica at the top " one round before the two rivals meet following the international break.

Benfica was held 0-0 at Pacos Ferreira on Saturday.

After Jesus Corona put Porto ahead in first-half injury time, Setubal equalized through Joao Carvalho early in the second half.

Defending champion Benfica is one point above second-placed Porto with eight rounds to go.

"We still control our fate," said Porto coach Nuno Espirito Santo. "It's important that we recover from this setback."

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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