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Raul Jimenez scores dramatic late winner for Benfica in 2-1 win over Academica

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Raul Jimenez scored a huge goal in the Primeira Liga title race as the Mexican forward pounced the game winner for Benfica in their 2-1 victory over Academica on Saturday.

Pedro Nuno had given the hosts the lead before Kostas Mitroglou equalized close to halftime.

As soon as coming on to the field in the 80th minute, Raul Jimenez had a huge impact. Five minutes later, Andre Almeida slipped through a cross to breach the Academica area for Jimenez, who gathered with a nice first touch before firing home the emphatic game winner.

The win kept Benfica at the top of the league table with 73 points and only five games remaining in the league season.

You can watch Raul's goal below: