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PortuGOAL Figure of the Week: Sardor Rashidov bites back for wounded animals Nacional
02/19/2019

The highlights from the 22nd round of this season’s Primeira Liga included Sporting keeping their Champions League hopes alive by beating 3rd place Braga, while Moreirense continued a superb campaign in overcoming Tondela.There were also crucial victories for the “island” sides Santa Clara, Marítimo

Sporting star against Braga in victorious weekend for both Porto and Benfica
02/18/2019

{loadposition topPosition}Sporting have cut the gap between fourth and third place to four points after a 3-0 victory at Alvalade saw them down Sporting de Braga, on Sunday.Goals from Bruno Fernandes and Bas Dost ensured the Lions’ hopes of automatic Europa League qualification were kept alive, wher

Rafael Leão plays down Mbappe comparisons: “He is an inspiration!”
02/18/2019

{loadposition topPosition}Lille forward Rafael Leão’s ascent in 2018-19 has been one of the highlights of the Ligue 1 season, with the 19-year-old’s sparkling form in France leading to fans dubbing the former Sporting youngster “The Portuguese Mbappe.”Leão has scored six goals in his last seven leag

Portuguese Abroad: Gelson nets Monaco winner; Ronaldo on target; Cavaleiro fires Wolves into quarters; Martins’ Olympiakos run riot; Sá Pinto fails to capitalise on Paixão slip-up
02/18/2019

{loadposition topPosition}Gelson Martins continues to play a starring role in Leonardo Jardim’s revival of Ligue 1 strugglers Monaco in France. The former Sporting forward scored the winning goal as Jardim’s side beat Nantes 1-0 to make it seven points from three games since his return to the Stade

Adrián López keeps Porto alive, Lage’s Benfica march on, Sporting crash to defeat
02/15/2019

{loadposition topPosition}Hopes were high among fans of Portugal’s Big Three as European football returned this week. On Tuesday Porto fell to a narrow defeat in Italy, with Adrián López’s late goal improving the Dragons’ chances of getting past Roma in the return leg and making the quarter-finals o

Europa League opposition watch: lowdown on Galatasaray & Villarreal
02/13/2019

{loadposition topPosition}Analysis of Benfica & Sporting's opponents The Europa League takes centre stage on Thursday and both major Lisbon clubs will be hoping to take a step towards the last 16 of the competition. In-form Benfica are in Turkey to take on Galatasaray while Sporting host Villarreal

Sevilla or Milan? André Silva future still undecided: “If it were up to me, I’d play for the best team in the world”
02/13/2019

Portuguese international forward André Silva admits that he is still unsure of his long-term future at club level, as he prepares for Sevilla’s Europa League last-32 clash with Lazio in Rome this week.The 23-year-old returns to Italy on Thursday for the first time since leaving Milan last summer, af

PortuGOAL Figure of the Week: Bruno Fernandes at the double for up & down Sporting
02/12/2019

Week 21 of Liga NOS saw a number of closely fought encounters as the likes of Rio Ave, Aves and Boavista continued recent revivals with narrow victories, while leaders Porto again dropped points in their bid to retain the title.Of course the outstanding memory of this round of matches will always be

The lowdown on FC Porto’s Champions League opponents AS Roma
02/11/2019

European football is back this week as the two UEFA competitions enter the knockout phase with three Portuguese clubs involved. Lisbon duo Benfica and Sporting are in Europa League action later in the week, but first up it’s Portugal’s sole surviving representative in the Champions League FC Porto,

Portuguese Abroad: Gelson opens Monaco account; Rafael Leão goal trail continues; Ronaldo, Guerreiro on the mark; Vieirinha helps PAOK closer to title; Paixão winner in Poland
02/11/2019

Gelson Martins continued his outstanding start to life with Monaco by scoring his first goal for the club and having a hand in another in their 2-2 draw with Montpellier this weekend. However, it was ultimately a frustrating afternoon for Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim, who was sent to the stands as h