Benfica beat Sporting 2-1 in first leg of Portuguese Cup semi-final

Lisbon football team Benfica on Wednesday beat local rival Sporting 2-1 in the first leg of their Portuguese Cup semi-final at Benfica's Luz stadium.

Benfica started off well with Gabriel scoring in the 16th minute. Sporting"s Tiago Ilori scored an own goal in the 64th minute.

Sporting managed to score in the last ten minutes of the match with Bruno Fernandes's free kick in the 82nd minute.

The second leg is scheduled to take place on 3 April at Sporting"s Alvalade stadium.