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Champions League: Porto merchants satisfied with the event and confident in the return
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Champions League: Porto merchants satisfied with the event and confident in the return

The president of the Porto Traders Association expressed himself this Monday “satisfied” with the completion of the Champions League final in Porto, considering that the images and promotion of the region will have “above all an economic return in the future”. For our part, we were satisfied and we hope that more events will take place in Porto, because it is very important for the city's economy and for the city's future economy.” told the Lusa agency Joel Azevedo, president of the Porto Merchants Association (ACP). Asked by Lusa about the impact of the arrival of thousands of English fans in the city of Porto, between Thursday and Saturday, Joel Azevedo acknowledged that the positive impact on the hotel industry was “huge”, as wel...
Champions League: Rio says Government and Porto Chamber "they should apologize to the portuguese"
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Champions League: Rio says Government and Porto Chamber "they should apologize to the portuguese"

The president of the PSD, Rui Rio, says that the Government and the Chamber of Porto owe an apology to the Portuguese for the presence of the public in the final of the Champions League, those fans who circulated through the city without masks and in groups, disrespecting the measures preventive measures to combat the covid-19 pandemic. The Government and the Chamber of Porto should apologize to the Portuguese, who, deprived of so much, are witnessing this shame in the midst of fighting the pandemic. They learned nothing from what happened in Lisbon. Today was much worse. Too much political talk... and too little effectiveness. https://t.co/VNLfmaO4oe — Rui Rio (@RuiRioPSD) May 30, 2021 “We have to do this with realism, ...
"Skirmishes at sporting events?  Brits are prone to this sort of thing."
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"Skirmishes at sporting events? Brits are prone to this sort of thing."

British fans who are in Porto to watch the champions final game were involved in skirmishes on Thursday night. Rui Moreira devalued conflicts, stressing that in this type of events “skirmishes” always happen. It is no different from what happens when there are events of this nature. I remember that when we have international competitions – and the British are particularly prone to this type of activity – what always happens is there are skirmishes here and there”, he explained. The mayor also highlighted the fact that the city of Porto needs this type of event as it needs tourism and a return to a certain normality. Moreira also recalled the fact that almost all Brits in the city came by plane and that, therefore, they had to test...
Portuguese Cup: 10 fans held by PSP next to the University Stadium of Coimbra
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Portuguese Cup: 10 fans held by PSP next to the University Stadium of Coimbra

A TVI he knows that at least 10 fans were arrested by the Public Security Police (PSP) this Sunday in a parking lot next to the University Stadium of Coimbra. They were all taken to the district police station. At around 5:30 pm, the police were forced to disperse and search a group of about 20 to 30 supporters on Rua Ferreira de Borges, in the downtown area. The agents placed each of these people next to the railing of the University Stadium so that they could be searched. Cars were also targeted. Even so, these fans complied with what was asked by the authorities, and there was no confrontation or moment of tension. It is recalled that as a way of deterring the approach of people to the area of ​​the Cidade de Coimbra Stadium, befo...
Sporting is national champion: the summary of the night
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Sporting is national champion: the summary of the night

Sporting won the national championship tonight, after beat Boavista 1-0, Paulinho's goal. With two games to go, Sporting have 82 points, eight more than FC Porto, in second place. This is the 19th Lions title, according to official records, but the club claims to have four more, relative to the Portuguese Championship. "Remember this if we lose, don't show white scarves right away", asked Rúben Amorim, at the end of the game. In the gallery, the club president cried. On the social networks, several former players reacted to winning the title, among them Cristiano Ronaldo. During the game, near the end of the first half, the celebrations at the Alvalade Stadium were marked by clashes between supporters and the police. ...
Clashes between supporters and police in Alvalade
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Clashes between supporters and police in Alvalade

In Alvalade, the party atmosphere outside the stadium, where Sporting-Boavista was held behind closed doors, was marked by clashes between fans and the police, even during the first part of the title game. Shortly before the end of the first 45 minutes, the police charged the crowd, even firing rubber bullets to contain the thousands of supporters who were on the scene. A reporter from TVI he was hit in the leg by a rubber bullet, but he is doing well. Several objects were thrown to the police, such as stones and bottles, which responded with rubber bullets. This shot also reached fans. There are reports of injuries among the supporters, which TVI found at the scene, and at least two ambulances from INEM were called...