Nacional dent Braga’s title hopes; Vitoria draw 1-1 with Maritimo

Nacional 3 – Braga 2 (Liga Sagres, January 12, 2013) Braga took the lead through Helder Barbosa in the 37th minute, but efforts by Edson Mexer (58) and Diego Barcelos (60) allied to Ismaily’s 77th-minute own goal ensured the points went to Nacional. Antonio Eder pulled one back for Braga in the 83rd minute, but a minute later the visitors lost Hugo Viana to a second yellow card.

Vitoria Guimaraes 1 – Maritimo 1 (Liga Sagres, January 12, 2013) Amido Balde’s 90th-minute strike rescued a 1-1 draw for Guimaraes at home to Maritimo, who took the lead through Danilo Dias in the second minute but were made to pay for the 72nd-minute dismissal of Marcio Rosario.