Sporting & Porto held to 2-2 draws

Sporting Lisbon 2 – Estoril 2 (Portuguese Primeira Liga, September 29, 2012) Estoril led through Steven Vitoria’s 45th-minute penalty in the match at Estadio Jose Alvalade, with Luis Leal doubling the lead shortly before the hour-mark. The away side’s prospects of holding their advantage took a blow when they lost Goncalo to a second yellow card in the 59th minute. And the comeback began when Estoril’s Anderson Luis put through his own put in the 75th minute. It was left for star striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel to bag the equaliser with seven minutes remaining.

Rio Ave 2 – Porto 2 (Portuguese Primeira Liga, September 29, 2012) Porto led through Miguel Lopes’ goal on 32 minutes at Estadio do Rio Ave Futebol Clube. The hosts levelled through Tarantini in the 78th minute and the same man put Rio Ave ahead when he struck again just seven minutes later. Porto declined to go home empty handed, with Jackson Martinez on hand to make it 2-2 on 89 minutes.