Benfica secured their first Portuguese league title in four years with a convincing 3-0 victory over Santa Clara on the final day of the season.
The win allowed them to finish at the top of the table, two points ahead of FC Porto, who claimed second place by defeating Guimaraes 3-0.
To retain their title, last year’s champions, Porto, were relying on Santa Clara, who were sitting at the bottom of the league, to cause an unexpected upset against Benfica.
However, Benfica’s dominant performance dashed Porto’s hopes and sealed their triumph. This achievement marked Benfica’s 38th league title, extending their record, and their first since 2019.
During the intervening years, Porto had claimed the title twice, while Sporting had emerged as champions once.
The opening goal came in the seventh minute when Portugal striker Gonçalo Ramos connected with a cross from Alexander Bah, directing a header into the net from near the far post.
Rafa Silva then doubled the lead in the 28th minute with a clinical first-touch shot from inside the penalty area. In the 60th minute, Álex Grimaldo extended Benfica’s advantage by converting a penalty kick.
Benfica entered their home game with a two-point lead over Porto. Even if they had finished level on points, Benfica would have retained the advantage due to their superior goal difference in the tiebreaker against Porto.
Throughout the season, Benfica boasted the league’s most prolific attack, scoring a total of 82 goals, while also maintaining the best defensive record, conceding only 20 goals.
On a different note, Santa Clara had already been relegated from the league, further highlighting their struggle in the competition.