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Goal of the day: Hulk (Porto) vs Benfica

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Hulk blasted a 108 km/h rocket as FC Porto went three points clear at the top of the Primeira Liga with a pulsating 3-2 win over 10-man Benfica at the Estádio da Luz.

Hulk celebrates his goal against Benfica with his Porto team-mate João Moutinho
Hulk celebrates his goal against Benfica with his Porto team-mate João Moutinho

Photo: Reuters

A rampant start from Porto saw the visitors take the lead just seven minutes into the game.

Pablo Aimar was dispossessed in his own half as the team tried to set up a counter attack after a corner, and Hulk picked up the ball on the right flank.

The Brazilian forward cut inside and unleashed a ferocious drive from the corner of the penalty box that rocketed past the helpless Artur.

Paraguay international Óscar Cardozo leveled matters on 41 minutes before sending Benfica ahead three minutes into the second half.

Porto got back on level terms through James Rodríguez on 64 minutes before Maicon glanced in an 87th minute winner.


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