Leixões SC8611138519
CS Marítimo8422115614
FC Porto8422116514
CD Nacional8422129314
Sporting CP841386213
Sporting Braga8332105512
Estrela Amadora832359-411
Vitória Guimarães823379-29
Académica Coimbra823346-29
Vitória Setúbal821538-57
Rio Ave FC814357-27
FC Paços de Ferreira81251016-65

 End of the road for Pauleta - 19/11/2008

Paris Saint-Germain's all-time leading scorer, Pauleta, has announced his retirement at the age of 35.

The Portuguese striker has been out of contract since the end of last season, and has since been occupied by developing a youth coaching school in his native Azores.

He told Le Parisien newspaper that he had received several interesting offers to continue playing in Europe, the Gulf and the USA, but had decided it was time to call it a day.

"I think that within a month I could get back to an acceptable level of fitness, but it's no longer what I want to do," he said.

Pauleta, whose real name is Pedro Muguel Carreiro Resendes, topped the Ligue 1 scoring charts for Bordeaux in 2002, and PSG in 2006 and 2007. He scored 109 times for the Parc des Princes team.

He is also Portugal's all-time leading marksman, with 47 goals in 88 appearances.

Pauleta represented his country at the FIFA World CupsTM of 2002 and 2006.

 Leixoes continue fine start - 19/11/2008

Leixoes continued their excellent start to the season with a 1-0 win at Sporting on Saturday to stay top of Portuguese Premier League.

They have 19 points from eight matches, four ahead of Benfica who host Estrela Amadora on Sunday.

Brazilian midfielder Roberto Sousa clinched the victory with a shot from outside the penalty area.

Champions Porto beat Vitoria Guimaraes 2-0, their first win in three league games secured with two goals by Argentine players.

Striker Lucho Gonzalez headed home a cross from the right by midfielder Raul Meireles after 65 minutes and substitute Eduardo Farias made the points safe for the northern team two minutes from time.