Porto extend lead with thrashing of Beira Mar

February 26, 2007
LISBON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Porto stretched their lead at the top of the Portuguese Premier League to seven points on Sunday when they crushed Beira Mar 5-0.

The reigning champions, who drew 1-1 with Chelsea in their Champions League first knockout round, first leg tie on Wednesday, lead the standings on 46 points from 19 matches. Benfica, who host Pacos Ferreira on Monday, have 39.

Sporting's hopes of mounting a title challenge suffered a knock when they were held 0-0 at home ...

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