Paulo Fonseca off to ‘perfect start’ in France with Lille

Lille 4-1 AuxerrePortuguese boss Paulo Fonseca admits he could not have asked for a better debut as coach in Ligue 1, after watching his Lille side hammer newly-promoted Auxerre at the weekend.Lille, who finished 10th last season, hosted Auxerre at the Venue Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Sunday with Tiago

Braga 3-3 Sporting CP - Six goal thriller at the Quarry as Ricardo Horta says goodbye

Sporting Braga and Sporting Clube de Portugal started their Primeira Liga campaigns with a spectacular 3-3 draw at the Quarry.It was an electric opening to the contest with Pote putting the Lions ahead in the 9th minute, Simon Banza equalising five minutes later, Nuno Santos restoring Sporting CP's

Porto punish Marítimo 5-1 to make a winning start in the Primeira Liga

Porto made a promising start to their Primeira Liga title defence with a routine 5-1 win against Marítimo. Mehdi Taremi netted twice in the first half with Evanilson getting in on the act to establish a 3-0 lead at the break.The Madeiran club had a night to forget on the mainland with further goals

Vizela deservedly defeat Rio Ave 1-0 in the Primeira Liga

Rio Ave’s return to the Primeira Liga ended in a disappointing 1-0 defeat against Vizela. Nuno Moreira scored the match winning goal in the 66th minute to secure a well deserved victory for the visitors.The Vila do Conde club failed to fashion a shot on target, saw seven players booked, manager Luís

Benfica maintain positive momentum with 4-0 win over Arouca in season opener

The Roger Schmidt bandwagon rolls on. After 5/5 wins in preseason, Benfica followed up their 4-1 win over Midtjylland in the Champions League in midweek with a 4-0 drubbing of Arouca in the inaugural match of the 2022/23 Primeira Liga season.First-half goals from Gilberto, Rafa Silva and Enzo Fernán

Renato Sanches joins PSG: “I’m sure I made the right decision”

Paris Saint-Germain announced the signing of Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches on Thursday, and the former Benfica man says many factors contributed to his choice to join the French champions.Sanches had long been tipped to join AC Milan until PSG entered the race earlier this summer, with new spor

Porto snap up Estoril midfielder André Franco

FC Porto have bought André Franco from Estoril for €4 million. The 24-year-old midfielder has signed a five-year contract at the Estádio do Dragão.It is Porto’s third signing of the close season, after the purchases of David Carmo and Gabriel Veron. Franco began his career in the youth ranks of Spor

Hajduk Split 3-1 Vitória de Guimarães - Costly errors cancel out Maga’s magnificent moment in Croatia

Vitória de Guimarães suffered a 3-1 defeat against Hajduk Split in the UEFA Europa Conference League third qualifying round first leg. Miguel Maga scored a sensational goal to put the Portuguese club into the lead in the 61st minute before Emir Sahiti equalised six minutes later.Os Conquistadores we

Long Ball Futebol podcast: 2022/23 Primeira Liga season preview

With the new Primeira Liga season about to kick off, Barney & Albert are back with another series of the Long Ball Futebol Podcast, and what better way to kick things off than with a Season Preview Show.In a marathon 3-parter, the boys cover every team from the Primeira Liga, assess their transfer w

The big Primeira Liga kick-off!

The wait is almost over. The Primeira Liga kicks off on Friday night at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, as Benfica host Arouca in the inaugural match of the 2022/23 Bwin Liga season.Ten months from now, in what will be a highly unusual World Cup interrupted season, who will be crowned champions of Por