Groups representing journalists and lawyers in Portugal complained of a threat to press freedom, after prosecutors acknowledged having spied on two reporters to try to uncover their sources in a case against Benfica. The prosecutor’s office acknowledged it had asked police to spy on the journalists in 2018, after the reporters published confidential details about an investigation into Portugal’s biggest football team. Benfica has since been cleared, although one former employee of the club and a judicial officer are still awaiting trial.