Jackson Martinez gives the most incredible assist ever

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Second played third in the Primeira Liga tonight as FC Porto welcomed Sporting Lisbon to the Estadio Do Dragao for what would prove to be a memorable night.

Porto would go on to prove their dominance with 3-0 win as they tried to keep their chances of catching league leaders Benfica alive.

Porto striker Christian Tello would score a hat-trick against Sporting to give his team the win, but the headlines will go with one of his team-mates.

Tello and midfielder Jackson Martinez connected twice for a goal tonight as they walked their way to victory over a lacklustre Sporting Lisbon side.

Martinez would be the man to grab the headlines though as he executed an unbelievable through ball for Tello to score the opening goal (which you can see here).


Following a header forward out of their own half, the Porto star brought the ball under control with his chest, moved it around himself and back heeled it towards goal.

Still close to the half way line, Martinez's cheeky back heel fooled the Sporting defense and sent Tello through one on one.

But Tello just couldn't miss against Lisbon and fired the ball into the back of the net to make it 1-0 after 31 minutes.

Martinez's name was trending on both Facebook and Twitter with many using the now infamous line that it 'broke the internet'.

Uploaded many times to social media sites such as Vine and YouTube, many different football fans have called it the greatest assist ever.

Porto in the hunt

Porto remain four points behind league leaders Benfica but the two teams are closer than the points would suggest.

Porto have won their last five league games with Benfica winning four and gaining a draw to give Porto a chance to catch them up.

Benfica lead on goal difference largely thanks to their 6-0 victory over Estoril this weekend, but only by a very slim margin meaning that the gap at the top is not insurmountable for Porto.

With 11 games left and each team only having lost twice this season, the race for the title should be a thrilling one in Portugal.

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