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Raul Jimenez scores another winner for Benfica as they inch closer to the league title

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Raul Jimenez came off the bench and became the hero once again as Benfica edged Rio Ave 1-0 on Sunday night.

The Mexican forward was substituted on in the 68th minute and got on the score-sheet only minutes later. Raul was present to head home off the crossbar to give Benfica the lead with 17 minutes left in the game.

The goal was Raul's 5th league goal of the season and it was enough to clinch his side their 26th victory of the season.

The result lifts Benfica back to the top of the league table with only three games remaining in the season.

You can watch Raul's goal below: