AVS extend their lead at the top of the Segunda Liga after a 2-1 win in Viseu

AVS maintained their strong start to the season after coming from behind to beat Académico de Viseu 2-1 at Estádio Municipal do Fontelo.Viseu took the lead in the 47th minute when Jovani Welch slammed a shot from distance into the top corner.The visitors didn’t take long to equalise, Nenê laying the

Sporting survive tough Farense test to go top of the Primeira Liga

Farense 2-3 SportingA 3-2 win on Saturday moved Sporting CP ahead of rivals Benfica and FC Porto. The Lisbon club is now the only undefeated team in Portugal with 19 points from their opening seven matches.Rúben Amorim’s side did just enough to earn a victory against a resilient SC Farense that play

Ángel Di María strikes to give Benfica 1-0 victory over Porto in Lisbon

Benfica beat 10-man Porto in the Portuguese capital tonight to rise to the top of the table and inflict a first league defeat of the season on the Dragons.The visitors were reduced to ten men before 20 minutes were up when Fábio Cardoso received a straight red card for bringing down David Neres.Benf

Braga survive late scare to earn a 4-2 victory at Estrela da Amadora

Braga made it back-to-back wins in the Primeira Liga after an enthralling 4-2 victory against Estrela da Amadora at Estádio José Gomes.Álvaro Djaló opened the scoring in the 13th minute and doubled the visitors’ advantage four minutes after half-time.The contest appeared to be over in the 68th minut

Portugal defender Nuno Mendes out until 2024

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed defender Nuno Mendes will be out for around four months, as he heads to Finland to undergo surgery on a hamstring problem.Mendes has not played since April due to the problem in his right hamstring, with further examination of the issue leading PSG to decide to ope

Benfica v Porto preview

As soon as the Primeira Liga fixtures for the season are announced, everyone’s first thought is: “When is the first Clássico?”Well, we haven’t had to wait that long, as Jornada 7 sees the first Benfica-Porto clash in the league this season. This is undoubtedly the biggest fixture in the Portuguese f

Long Ball Futebol podcast: Braga beat Boavista and Sporting go top

On this week’s episode of the Long Ball Futebol podcast, Albert & Barney round up Jornada 6 of the Primiera Liga season, as well as discussing the first games of the Champions League and Europa League group stage, and previewing the upcoming Clássico between Benfica and Porto.In the league, Boavista

Sporting CP beat Rio Ave 2-0 to reclaim top spot in the Primeira Liga

Sporting Clube de Portugal reclaimed top spot in the Primeira Liga after a routine 2-0 win against Rio Ave at Estádio José Alvalade.The Lions bossed the opening exchanges and took the lead in the 10th minute, Hidemasa Morita latching onto Marcus Edwards’ through ball and finding an unmarked Paulinho

Rafael Leão holding Milan back – Rossoneri legend Arrigo Sacchi

These are interesting times for Rafael Leão in Italian football with AC Milan. While on the surface the Portuguese superstar has scored in three straight Serie A matches and was even named captain for the weekend win over Verona, there is a sense the decision to issue Leao the armband was a protecti

Portuguese Abroad goals round-up: Cancelo seals Barca comeback; Bruno nets United winner; Ramos bags brace in PSG rout; Ronaldo on fire in Saudi; Leao the hero for Milan; Pedro Neto thriving with Wolves; Jota on target for Liverpool

It proved a sensational weekend of goalscoring by Portuguese players abroad, with some 30 Luso players hitting the back of the net in over 20 countries overseas, with many of the biggest Seleção stars on target.João Cancelo, Bruno Fernandes and Rafael Leão all scored decisive winners for Barcelona,