Benfica maintained their Champions League ambitions by recording a sixth straight league victory with a 5-0 defeat at the Estadio da Mata Real in Pacos de Ferreira on Saturday.
Ann’s early red card for fifth-placed Pacos opened the floodgates for Benfica, with first-half goals from Diogo Goncalves, Rafa Silva and Haris Seferovic.
After a long period of pressure in the second half, Seferovic scored his second of the night before Darwin Nunez secured a convincing victory for the visitors.
The victory places Benfica second in the Primeira Liga as the race to secure direct qualification for the UEFA Champions League continues.
Only the top two teams will automatically qualify for the group stages of the tournament.
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