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VIDEO: Benfica wonderkid Lazar Markovic scores a beautifully-timed lob
The 19-year-old Serbian popped up with a terrific winner against Vitoria Guimaraes.

BENFICA EXTENDED THEIR lead at the top of the Primeira Liga to five points with a 1-0 home win over Vitoria Guimaraes tonight.

Porto’s shock home defeat to Estoril 24 hours earlier offered Jorge Jesus’ men the chance to stretch their advantage at the summit and they did just that with a professional display. Third-placed Porto are now seven points behind Benfica, with Sporting Lisbon, 2-1 winners at Rio Ave on Saturday, occupying second spot.

Benfica’s winning goal against Vitoria came five minutes before half-time, courtesy of a beautifully taken strike from 19-year-old Serbian sensation Lazar Markovic.

Rodrigo slipped a ball through on the edge of the area and Markovic timed his run perfectly before lifting the ball over the onrushing Douglas Jesus and tapping into the net.

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