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Sporting vs Braga: Primeira Liga prediction with 22BET
08/17/2019

After the long summer hiatus, the Primeira Liga finally returned last weekend with a full fixture list as the new season got underway.Sporting and Braga experienced different starts to the new domestic campaign, but the second week offers an immediate chance to change that as the two teams meet on S

Portuguese Abroad midweek round-up: Neto opens Wolves account; Semedo is surprise Olympiakos goal hero; Dyego Sousa catches the eye in China; Rui Vítoria advances in Asian Champions League
08/16/2019

With the play-off positions for the Europa League and Champions League decided this week and FC Porto still reeling from their surprise elimination, PortuGOAL takes a look at the vast array of Portuguese talent which represented no fewer than fifteen clubs across the continent outside their homeland

Mixed fortunes for Portugal's clubs
08/15/2019

There was a mix of emotions but plenty of goals for Portugal’s club sides in Europe this week. Porto suffered a humbling 3-2 defeat to Krasnodar and drop from the Champions League to the Europa League for the first time in ten years. Further north, Braga and Guimarães both secured their places in th

Jorge Jesus picks his South American XI as Portuguese praises Brazilian professional culture
08/15/2019

Flamengo’s Portuguese boss Jorge Jesus has been in Brazilian football for less than two months, but the veteran manager has already endured a multitude of ups and down in his new job.Jesus has already taken part in three competitions and played a local derby, but the 64-year-old arrived at the Marac

Liga NOS 2019/20: Team review part 2
08/15/2019

In Portugal Os Três Grandes or “the big three” dominate the sporting headlines and are familiar with football fans all over the world. As a result Porto, Benfica and Sporting’s general publicity, transfer dealings and expectations are fairly well documented but what about the other 15 teams competin

Liga NOS 2019/20: Team review part 1
08/15/2019

In Portugal Os Três Grandes or “the big three” dominate the sporting headlines and are familiar with football fans all over the world. As a result Porto, Benfica and Sporting’s general publicity, transfer dealings and expectations are fairly well documented but what about the other 15 teams competin

“I want to learn every day” Sevilla move gives Portugal's Rony Lopes perfect platform for career revival
08/15/2019

Portuguese international Rony Lopes sealed his move from Monaco to Spanish outfit Sevilla on Wednesday in a deal worth €20m, bringing an end to a five-year stay in French football.The former Benfica man was unveiled by the La Liga club and has already taken part in his first training session, a litt

Porto miss out on Champions League after shock defeat
08/13/2019

FC Porto 2-3 FK Krasnodar (agg 3-3, Krasnodar win on away goals)Porto won’t be in the UEFA Champions League group stages for the first time in ten years after a surprise result at the Dragão that saw them knocked out by Krasnodar on away goals.The Russian side took the lead after just 2 minutes thro

PortuGOAL Figure of the Week: Nuno Tavares lights up the Luz with dazzling debut
08/13/2019

Liga NOS returned for another season last weekend with no shortage of headline moments. There were contrasting emotions not only for the “big three” but also the promoted trio. Gil Vicente produced a stunning upset to beat Porto, Famalicão celebrated their return to the top flight with victory over

Cristiano Ronaldo talks Messi differences and insists: “I don’t need money, I want to earn my legacy in football”
08/13/2019

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo says his sole motivation in football is to add to his legacy, after 17 years at the top level of the sport and no sign of let-up from the Portugal captain.Ronaldo also discussed the comparisons often made between him and Barcelona and Argentina idol Lionel Messi, a