Valencia match-winner Guedes explains celebration: “I was telling my friends to shut up, they say I don’t score”

Valencia 2-1 VillarrealGonçalo Guedes scored a last-gasp winner in the Valencian derby on Friday evening, and his subsequent ‘shush’ celebration left many wondering who was target of his gesture.Valencia came from behind to beat Villarreal 2-1 at the Mestalla, with Guedes completing the fightback wi

“I am very proud” – Lens’ Portuguese youngster Pereira da Costa scores his first professional goal in Ligue 1

There was a special moment during the midweek Ligue 1 action in France as Portuguese youngster David Pereira da Costa scored his first goal in professional football with what turned out to be the winner for Lens away at Saint Etienne.The Lisbon-born winger, who recently turned 20, came off the bench

Braga knock Porto out of Portuguese Cup in a thriller at the Dragão

Porto 2-3 Braga (aggregate 2-4)Braga are in the final of the Portuguese Cup after overcoming FC Porto in an action-packed semi-final second leg at the Estádio do Dragão last night.The visitors raced into a 3-goal lead thanks to a brace from Abel Ruiz and a goal by Lucas Piazon, but a quick Porto rep

PortuGOAL Figure of the Week: Rochinha rocket sets up Vitória victory

“O Clássico” was the highlight on paper of Week 21 of Liga NOS, although Porto and Sporting’s encounter proved a tense 0-0 to leave the Lions in the title race driving seat. Benfica and Braga made up some ground on the pair by beating Rio Ave and Nacional respectively.Paços Ferreira’s unbeaten run c

“He never took free-kicks in training” – Portugal’s Semedo on playing with Messi, Barcelona departure

Nélson Semedo has been reflecting on an eventful last year, having made the switch from Barcelona to the English Premier League with Wolverhampton Wanderers in September.The former Benfica man has been an ever-present in the league since his arrival at Molineux, starting all 23 matches for Nuno Espí

Braga move into second before Benfica recapture winning form

Sporting de Braga have risen up to second place after beating Nacional 2-1 in the wake of FC Porto’s 0-0 draw with Sporting, over the weekend.The Arsenalistas registered three potentially crucial points away at the Choupana with first-half goals from Fransérgio and Abel Ruiz, in a lead that was late

Portuguese Abroad goals round-up: Ronaldo, Dias, Fonte, Quina, Félix, Neves lead the way as 20+ goals scored by Portugal’s foreign contingent

Another hugely prolific weekend for Portuguese players based abroad saw some of the Seleção’s key goal threats on target as Cristiano Ronaldo, André Silva and João Félix all found the net in Italy, Germany and Spain respectively.Meanwhile, Rúben Dias registered his first goal for Manchester City and

SPAIN: João Félix takes the headlines with goal and fiery celebration [video]

Villarreal 0-2 Atletico MadridJoão Félix came off the bench to score the clinching goal as La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid got back to winning ways on Sunday evening.Félix was dropped to the bench by coach Diego Simeone having scored just one goal in his previous fourteen matches, with the Portugal

Sporting hold tight in 0-0 Porto draw to remain ten clear at the top

FC Porto 0-0 SportingSporting have protected their ten-point advantage at the top of the Primeira Liga after drawing 0-0 at the Estádio do Dragão with second-placed FC Porto, this Saturday.The Dragons were hopeful of handing the league leaders their first defeat of the campaign and cutting the Lions

GERMANY: Unstoppable André Silva back with a goal [video]

Werder Bremen 1-2 Eintracht FrankfurtAndré Silva returned to action for Eintracht Frankfurt after a recent injury and the Portugal striker marked his return with another goal as his side saw their run of good form ended by Werder Bremen.Silva, who missed last weekend’s win over Bayern Munich with a