Portuguese referee attacked in shopping mall

August 9, 2011, 1:43 pm
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From Comcast SportsNet Tuesday, August 9, 2011

LISBON, Portugal (AP)Portuguese media reports say international referee PedroProenca was attacked late Monday in the Portuguese capital.The Portuguese news agency Lusa says an individual struck Proenca in thehead while he was in a shopping center, breaking two of his teeth. Police reportedly arrested the aggressor, and Proenca later filed charges.The 40-year-old Proenca refereed Portos win over Guimaraes in thePortuguese Supercup earlier this week and last seasons Champions Leaguesemifinal between Manchester United and Schalke 04.Proenca was ranked as the No. 1 referee in the Portuguese league by thePortuguese football federation last season.