The TPC team is live blogging the Derby de Lisboa between Benfica and Sporting Lisbon. Join us for all the action from 7:45pm.
This evening Benfica take on their fierce city-rivals Sporting Lisbon in the Derby de Lisboa. Table-toppers Benfica remain unbeaten this season and a win would see them go four points clear of FC Porto at the top of the Portuguese Liga, with just four more fixtures remaining.
Meanwhile, Sporting sit in 7th place, but could rise to 5th with a victory at the Estadio da Luz.
Kick-off at the Estadio da Luz is at 8:15pm. Lineup news on the way.
Benfica XI: Artur, Maxi, Luisão, Garay, Melgarejo, Enzo Perez, Matic, Salvio, Gaitán, Cardozo, Lima
Sporting XI: Patrício, Miguel Lopes, Ilori, Rojo, Joãozinho, Rinaudo, Dier, André Martins, Bruma, Capel, Wolfswinkel
And we're underway at the Estadio da Luz.
Sporting's top scorer Ricky van Wolfswinkel almost scores after beating Benfica centre-back Ezequiel Garay. Draws the save from Artur Moraes.
Two penalty shouts waved away for Sporting. Englishman, Eric Dier, proving dangerous from corners.
Eduardo Salvio with the goal for Benfica. Jubilation for the home supporters
Benfica have shaded possession so far with 52%
Benfica's top scorer Oscar Cardozo misses a header at the far post from a corner.
Referee blows for half-time. 1-0 to Benfica at the break.
The home side can count themselves slightly fortunate to be ahead at the interval after Sporting looked the more dangerous in the first 30 minutes.
Cheltenham-born Eric Dier comes close for Sporting with a header which nearly sneaks into the top corner of Artur's goal.
Sporting come close again. Ball shoots across 6 yard box from Joazinho's free-kick and goes out for a corner off the leg of Benfica defender Lorenzo Melgarejo.
Fair to say that Sporting have looked better than their 7th place in the division tonight.
Sporting make 2 subs: Dier off for Stijn Schaars and Diego Capel off for Valentin Viola.
Dier forced off with an injury. The 19-year-old has impressed tonight.
Cardozo subbed off for Ola John. The Paraguayan (21 goals this season) hasn't been at his best.
Unbelievable goal from Benfica. Rodrigo Lima makes it 2-0.
Fantastic work in the build-up to that goal from Nicolas Gaitan. Best play of the match so far.
Benfica passing the ball around with ease now. Every pass is met with a cheer by the elated home support.
Sporting's last substitution sees former Chelsea man, Khalid Boulahrouz replace Miguel Lopes in defence.
Time is running out for any Norwich City fans hoping to see their pre-arranged acquisition, Ricky van Wolfswinkel, find the net in the derby.
Any goal for Sporting would now surely be a consolation. Benfica have all but wrapped up the 3 points.
Referee blows for the final whistle. Elation for Benfica fans. Dismay for Sporting... and onlooking Porto supporters.
Sporting manager Jesualdo Ferreira: "Today Sporting were stronger than Benfica. Please do your work (media), analyse refereeing. Congratulations to my players"
Benfica will now turn their attentions to their Europa League semi-final with Fenerbahce. They travel to Turkey for the first leg next Thursday. With their domestic cup final date against Vitoria de Guimaraes pencilled in for the 26th May, can Benfica secure an historic treble this season? Write your thoughts / predictions here...