Martinez backheel sets up Porto win over Sporting

Porto's Colombia striker Jackson Martinez scored a superb backheel that set up a deserved 2-0 home win over rivals Sporting Lisbon and sent the champions back to the top of the Portuguese Premier League on Sunday.

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Porto's Jackson Martinez (9) celebrates his goal against Sporting Lisboa during their Portuguese Premier League match at the Dragao stadium in Porto (Reuters)

Sporting, who sacked coach Ricardo Sa Pinto on Friday, never stood a chance against a confident Porto side who beat Paris St Germain 1-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Martinez opened the scoring after 10 minutes, cushioning a long pass with his knee and, as he turned on goal, applying a neat backheel that left Sporting keeper Rui Patricio stranded.

Argentine playmaker Lucho Gonzalez missed a penalty for Porto and Sporting had Marcos Rojo sent off before Porto's promising Colombian James Rodriguez added a second from the penalty spot with seven minutes to go.

Porto are joint leaders with Benfica on 14 points after six matches, eight ahead of 11th-placed Sporting.

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