Seleção podcast: Portugal head into Euro 2020 qualifiers with depleted squad

In Episode 25 of the Seleção podcast, host Danny Pinto and guest Nathan Motz, PortuGOAL’s Seleção correspondent, preview Portugal’s final two EURO 2020 qualifiers against Lithuania and Luxembourg.Up for discussion among other matters is the rash of injuries (captain Cristiano Ronaldo is in doubt for

Portuguese Abroad round-up: Villas-Boas lifts Marseille to second; Jesus’ Flamengo go 10 clear in Brazil; Injury curtails Ronaldo’s evening; Fonseca’s ‘tired’ Roma beaten; Vital Everton win for Marco Silva

As we round up the remaining stories from the weekend across the world involving Portuguese exports, the country’s foreign-based coaching contingent made most of the other major talking points. André Villas-Boas leads the positive news, having ensured Marseille go into the international break 2nd in

PortuGOAL Figure of the Week: Vietto's late brace settles Lisbon derby

Narrow victories saw the familiar duo of Benfica and Porto pull clearer at the top end of Liga NOS during an eventful Week 11. Famalicão lost ground on the aforementioned pair after throwing away a 3 goal lead to draw with Moreirense.Braga defeated Vitória Guimarães in the Minho derby, while promote

Full house for 'Big Three' after Benfica, Sporting and FC Porto all land three points

Benfica held onto top spot with a hard-fought 2-1 victory against Santa Clara away from home in a week where all of the ‘Big Three’ members claimed wins.Goals from Vinícius and Pizzi turned the game on its head in Azores to clinch all three points for the Eagles on Saturday night, securing more time

UKRAINE: “Racism is a disgrace” – Shakhtar boss Castro condemns chants as Clasico marred

Sunday’s Ukrainian Clasico between Shakhtar Donetsk and Dynamo Kiev was overshadowed by racist chanting from the stands, as champions Shakhtar took another step towards defending their title with a 1-0 victory.Play at the Oblasny Sporkomplex in Kharkiv was interrupted for several minutes late on in

ENGLAND: Nuno “proud” as Neves stunner helps Wolves to derby victory [video]

Rúben Neves was in fine form on Sunday afternoon with a goal and a decisive role in the second as Wolverhampton Wanderers beat local rivals Aston Villa in the West Midlands derby.Neves opened the scoring with a typically well-placed shot from the edge of the area, before winning the ball ahead of wh

GREECE: Portugal stars Podence, Nélson Oliveira on target in Super League [video]

Olympiacos remain top of the standings in Greece this weekend after a 2-0 win over Atromitos ensured their two-point lead over PAOK continues into the international break. Seleção midfielder Daniel Podence was on the scoresheet for Pedro Martins’ side, who are unbeaten so far this season.Defending c

Europa League: Braga march on, Sporting go top, Vitória draw, Porto crash to defeat

Portugal’s representatives in the Europa League experienced the full range of results this week, with Braga again the leading lights, beating Besiktas 3-1 to all but secure qualification to the knockout round after earning 10 points from a possible 12 in what had appeared a tough group.Sporting made

BRAZIL: "They tried to intimidate; they failed" Jorge Jesus explains post-match altercation with Botafogo defender after Flamengo snatch derby win [video]

Flamengo maintained their 8-point advantage at the top of Brasileirão this midweek thanks to a last-gasp 1-0 win at Rio de Janeiro rivals Botafogo on Thursday evening.Teenage substitute Lincoln scored the winning goal in the 89th minute for Jesus’ men, but many of the headlines centred on the Portug

Gonçalo Paciência gets Portugal call-up

Seleção coach Fernando Santos has announced the squad for the final two matches of Portugal’s Euro 2020 Group B qualifying campaign, against Lithuania and Luxembourg.Gonçalo Paciência has been rewarded for his excellent form at his club side Eintracht Frankfurt and gets a debut call-up. There are al