Martinez nets 2, Porto beats Academica 3-1

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Striker Jackson Martinez scored two goals and set up a third to guide FC Porto to a 3-1 win at home over Academica in the Portuguese league on Sunday.

Martinez gave Porto the early lead in the fifth minute by heading in Nabil Ghilas' cross. Martinez returned the assist for Ghilas to make it 2-0 in the 24th before Martinez scored a penalty to decide the result five minutes before halftime.

Marcos Paulo pulled one back for the visitors in the 54th. Porto restored its six-point advantage over Estoril as it holds onto third place with four rounds to play. Also, Belenenses won 1-0 at Gil Vicente, Setubal routed Nacional 3-0, and Maritimo edged Arouca 1-0.

Porto visits Sevilla on Thursday with a 1-0 advantage in their Europa League quarterfinal.

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