Fabrizio Miccoli has joined Benfica on a one-year loan deal.

The 26-year-old Italian international, who scored 12 goals last season for Fiorentina, becomes Benfica’s second signing of the last 24 hours folllowing the arrival yesterday of Giorgos Karagounis on a three-year deal.

Benfica are 14th in the 18-team Portuguese standings after two gamnes of the new season.