Lisbon (Portugal), Apr 22: Hulk scored a double and set up another goal to give FC Porto a 3-0 win over Beira Mar on Saturday, maintaining a four-point lead atop the Portuguese standings with three rounds to go.
Hulk converted a penalty in the 33rd after Beira Mar's Ricardo Dias fouled Ionut Sapunaru in the area.
The Brazilian striker then set up Marc Janko to extend the hosts' lead in the 51st before grabbing his brace three minutes later to ensure Porto remained unbeaten at home in league play.
Porto maintained its advantage over Benfica, which beat Maritimo 4-1 thanks to a double by Manuel "Nolito" Agudo.
Braga's 1-1 draw at Pacos Ferreira on Friday left in seven points adrift in third place.