LISBON, Portugal -- A Fiorentina fan has died after being caught up in fighting between Sporting Lisbon and Benfica supporters, ahead of Saturday night's derby between the two clubs.
The 41-year-old Marco Ficini had travelled to Lisbon with a group of friends to support Sporting, which is twinned with Fiorentina.
According to Portuguese media reports, Ficini was hit by a car in the early hours of Saturday morning when trying to escape fighting between Sporting and Benfica supporters near the Benfica...
Lionel Messi is facing strong competition in the race to become Europe's top scorer from Sporting Lisbon striker Bas Dost.
Dost scored a hat trick in his side's 4-0 home win over Boavista at the weekend to take his tally to 27 goals in 25 league games.
And according to the European Sports Media points system, the Netherlands international is level with Barcelona star Messi on 54 points.
European Sports Media, a European association of football related publications, has awarded the Golden Shoe since...
Sebastian Coates has left Sunderland after agreeing a permanent switch to Sporting Lisbon.
Uruguayan defender Coates has been on loan in Portugal for more than a year and Lisbon have decided to take advantage of their option to make the deal a permanent one.
Coates, 26, made 32 appearances for Sunderland in his two spells spread over three years.
He signed until 2022 and Sporting said he now has a release clause of €45 million.
Meanwhile, winger Gelson Martins, who has been linked to...