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Liverpool punish Porto again
04/18/2019

Porto 1-4 Liverpool (agg. 1-6)If Moussa Marega had taken his chances in both legs maybe it would have been different. If the referee had chosen to award a penalty and send off Mo Salah at Anfield maybe it would have been different. If Jesús Corona’s spectacular dribble and shot in the opening minute

Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo, Bernardo score in vain
04/18/2019

Two of Portugal’s biggest stars came to the fore in the Champions League this week, scoring huge goals for their teams as the semi-final line-up was concluded. However, for both Cristiano Ronaldo and Bernardo Silva their goals were in vain as Juventus and Manchester City both crashed out against the

Portuguese Abroad: José Fonte on target again as Lille demolish PSG; Guedes continues to flourish; Paciência warms up for Benfica with goal; Sousa’s first French defeat; Huge win for Gomes in Championship
04/15/2019

Without doubt one the most eye-catching results in Europe this week was Lille’s 5-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in France.José Fonte scored for the second match running as Lille recorded a memorable win while also taking a firm grip on second place in Ligue 1.Elsewhere, Gonçalo Guedes continues

PortuGOAL Figure of the Week: Rafa rampant to keep Benfica top of the pile
04/15/2019

Only five games left of Liga NOS 2018/19 and there remains plenty to be decided in what promises to be a tense finale to the campaign.The weekend’s action saw Boavista and Marítimo take big steps away from the relegation zone, while Rio Ave and Braga both recorded important victories.At the top it r

Benfica bat away pressure at the top following routine wins for Porto, Sporting and Braga
04/15/2019

Benfica held onto first place in the Primeira Liga for another week after defeating Vitória de Setúbal 4-2 at the Estádio da Luz, this Sunday, holding off second-placed FC Porto following their success away to Portimonense, a day prior.The Dragons moved up to first place temporarily with a 3-0 win,

Liga NOS: 2018/2019 in numbers with FootyStats
04/12/2019

As we get into the business end of the season, it’s a two-horse race for the title in Portugal. After 28 games, both Benfica and Porto have 69 points. However, it’s the Águias who have the advantage due to their superior goal difference.In association with FootyStats, PortuGOAL looks at the numbers

Benfica vs Eintracht Frankfurt: João Félix stars but fighting Frankfurt stay in the tie
04/12/2019

Benfica defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 4-2 in a highly entertaining Europa League quarter-final first leg at the Estádio da Luz.João Félix was the star of the show with a hat-trick, but Eintracht will feel they have a chance to overturn the deficit in Frankfurt after playing 70 minutes with 10 men fol

Champions League: “Ronaldo on a different level” – Juventus coach Allegri
04/11/2019

This week’s Champions League quarter final first legs provided plenty of Portuguese involvement, with Cristiano Ronaldo and João Cancelo leading the big stories during Juventus’ 1-1 draw with Ajax in Amsterdam. Ronaldo scored Juve’s goal, provided by Cancelo, but the defender later lost possession a

Portuguese Abroad Shorts: “I want to be a top player” says André Gomes; Mourinho flirts with Germany; Liverpool coach praises Neves; Matias double in Championship; Ricardo on Wolves’ Portuguese friendship group
04/10/2019

Everton’s Portuguese midfielder André Gomes received widespread plaudits for his performance in The Toffees’ 1-0 victory over Arsenal on Sunday, and the showing from the Benfica man has only reignited speculation over his future.Meanwhile, José Mourinho continues to keep his name in the headlines in

Lowdown of Benfica’s Europa League opponents: Eintracht Frankfurt
04/10/2019

On Thursday Benfica resume their Europa League campaign as the Liga NOS leaders welcome German outfit Eintracht Frankfurt to the Portuguese capital.What can the Lisbon club expect from Eintracht? Germany-based PortuGOAL reporter Matthew Marshall gives us the lowdown on the Bundesliga club. Eintracht