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Football: Benfica coach Jesus suspended for impeding police

Benfica coach Jorge Jesus has been suspended for a month and fined 5,355 euros for getting involved in an altercation between a police officer and a fan following a match in September, the Portuguese football league announced on Tuesday. The ban only applies to domestic matches meaning he will miss the club's next four league games as Benfica lie third in the standings, level on points with Sporting Lisbon and three points behind FC Porto.

Soccer-Guimaraes punished for fan violence

LISBON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Portuguese club Vitoria de Guimaraes will play two matches behind closed doors as punishment for crowd violence in a Second League game between their reserve side and Sporting Braga's team B over the weekend, the Portuguese Football League (LPFP) said on Tuesday. The LPFP published on its website a statement from the Portuguese Football Federation which also said Guimaraes must pay a 10,200 euros fine. (www.lpfp.pt)

Soccer-Police-free match in Portugal suspended for fan violence

LISBON, Feb 25 (Reuters) - A Portuguese second division match between Vitoria de Guimaraes and Braga's reserve squads was suspended after fans clashed in the stands, raising safety concerns about austerity-driven spending cuts that left several Premier League and amateur games without police protection.
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