Beira-Mar ended a run of three straight losses with an emphatic 3-1 win over 10-man Pacos de Ferreira in Friday’s Liga Sagres action.
The result leaves Pacos’ spot in the Europa League places under threat, with Vitoria Guimaraes and Nacional both able to leapfrog the fourth-placed side with victories this weekend.
Beira-Mar provisionally improve to ninth on the table with their first win in two months, kicked off by Brazilian striker Leandro Tatu, who found the net in just the fourth minute.
The hosts held their advantage through to the hour mark, but Venezuelan forward Mario Rondon scored in the 61st minute level the match for Pacos.
However, Chadian midfielder Djamal Bindi wrested back the initiative in Beira-Mar’s favour with a goal 11 minutes later.
Brazilian playmaker Leonel Olimpio was sent off with a straight red in the 79th minute, all but killing off Ferreira’s hopes of a late equaliser, and Renan rubbed salt into their wounds with another goal in injury time.