Benfica have been crowned champions of Portuguese Primera Liga after beating Nacional 4-1 at the Estadio da Luz on the final day of the campaign to lift their third successive domestic title.
Benfica headed into the final day two points clear of second-placed Sporting Lisbon, but needed a win to guarantee the title due to an inferior head-to-head record against their rivals.
Nicolas Gaitan settled the home side’s early nerves with a 23rd-minute opener, before Jonas’ 39th-minute strike and a second from Gaitan midway through the second half prompted early title celebrations the hosts.
Pizzi added a late fourth for the home side, sealing their third consecutive title for the first time since 1977.
Nacional pulled a goal back through Salvador Agra but it was too little, too late as Benfica had already got their party started.
It was Benfica’s 35th league title ever.