Porto beats Sporting Lisbon 2-0
European Football Headlines
LISBON, Portugal (AP) FC Porto beat struggling 10-man Sporting Lisbon 2-0 on Sunday, with goals by Colombian duo Jackson Martinez and James Rodriguez keeping the titleholders level with Portuguese leader Benfica.
Martinez opened the scoring 10 minutes in from a pass by Danilo.
After Porto's Lucho Gonzalez missed a penalty, Marcos Rojo left Sporting with 10 men from the 72nd when he received his second booking.
Rodriguez capped the win in the 84th with a spot kick after Sporting defender Khalid Boulahrouz fouled Martinez in the area.
Sporting, which has just one win in six rounds this season, fired coach Ricardo Sa Pinto on Friday.
Updated October 7, 2012