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PortuGOAL Figure of the Week: Magnificent Murillo masterminds another Tondela great escape
05/20/2019

The final weekend of Liga NOS 2018/19 confirmed Benfica to regain the league title from Porto, who did their part by beating their upcoming Taça de Portugal opponents Sporting but the Eagles comfortable win over Santa Clara was the deciding factor.The only other major business to attend to was down

Portuguese Abroad: Bernardo stars as City clinch treble; Renato Sanches goal helps Bayern to Bundesliga glory; Huge win for Jardim’s Monaco; Nani at the double in MLS
05/20/2019

As the European football seasons draw to a close across the continent, Portuguese players abroad continue to make the headlines. Bernardo Silva registered two assists as Manchester City hammered Watford 6-0 in the FA Cup final to complete a domestic treble, while the German Bundesliga was decided on

Five reasons why Benfica are champions
05/19/2019

As expected, Benfica swept aside Santa Clara at the Estádio da Luz this afternoon to become Portuguese champions in 2018/19. Goals from Seferovic (x2), João Félix and Rafa Silva meant Porto’s comeback victory against Sporting was in vain as the Eagles finished on 87 points, two ahead of their northe

Benfica clinch title in style, meanwhile Porto claim bragging rights over Sporting in end-of-season Clássico
05/18/2019

Benfica have claimed their 37th league title with a comprehensive 4-1 victory at home to Santa Clara, this Saturday, as the Primeira Liga season drew to a close.The Eagles required just a point to nail champion status, meanwhile anything but a win for Porto in their Clássico versus Sporting would al

Former Benfica boss Rui Vitória wins Saudi championship with Al-Nassr
05/17/2019

Rui Vitória is the latest Portuguese to celebrate a trophy after Al-Nassr were crowed Saudi Arabian Pro League champions on Thursday, ending a recent spell of domination by three-time champions Al-Hilal.The former Benfica boss, who left the Estadio da Luz at the start of January following 3.5 years

Portuguese Abroad transfers: Fitness accusations mark bitter end to André Silva’s Sevilla spell; Speculation over futures of Semedo, Cancelo; José Sá signs with Olympiakos
05/16/2019

André Silva’s turbulent loan spell with Sevilla appears set for an acrimonious end after the Portugal international striker was forced to deny claims from the Spanish club’s head coach Joaquin Caparros that he was dishonest about his fitness.The futures of many Portuguese will be speculated upon ove

Portuguese Abroad shorts: Moutinho and Portuguese clean up at Wolves Player of the Season awards; Red card “my responsibility” says Alves
05/15/2019

Wolverhampton Wanderers held their annual end of season awards on Tuesday evening, with the club’s Portuguese contingent – led by Player of the Season João Moutinho – dominating the prizes after a highly successful year for Nuno Espírito Santo’s side.Meanwhile, veteran Portugal defender Bruno Alves

From Monaco to Manchester, Bernardo conquers all before him
05/15/2019

The night of Tuesday 21st February 2017 might reasonably be bookmarked as the occasion Manchester City fans first became aware of what the future might hold for them.It was the Etihad first leg of the Champions League round of 16 match with Monaco, the surprise package of that season’s edition. On a

The World at his Feet
05/13/2019

Bruno Fernandes' journey to super-stardom begins this summerA midfielder par excellence. Premier League sharks are circling for Bruno Fernandes after an extraordinary season that will have escaped the attention of very few ardent supporters of Portuguese football.As yet another prodigiously gifted t

Portuguese Abroad: Bernardo champion in England; Mário Rui brilliance saves Napoli; Quaresma stunner; Jardim insists “there is no fire” as Monaco freefall continues; Sérgio Oliveira lifts Greek Cup; Caixinha’s Mexico disappointment
05/13/2019

Bernardo Silva is celebrating back-to-back Premier League winner medals – his third consecutive league title – after Manchester City were again crowned champions in England. Bernardo played the full match as City won 4-1 at Brighton to move closer to a domestic treble.Elsewhere, Monaco’s alarming sl