Portuguese men o' war: why Benfica vs Sporting is more than a game

“We will eat them,” yells a Benfica fan standing outside a food van next to the Stadium of Light – and he’s not talking about the burgers.

It’s three hours before the big game in Lisbon and ‘them’ are Lagartos, ‘The Lizards’, the nickname given to Sporting fans due to their green-and-white striped kit.

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