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Portugal stumble again
03/25/2019

Portugal 1-1 SerbiaAnother match, another night of frustration and wondering what might have been for the Seleção. As against Ukraine, Portugal faced a resolute display of defensive toughness and organization that proved too difficult to break down. Dusan Tadic, one of the match's best players, conv

Portugal draw blank against Ukraine
03/22/2019

Portugal 0-0 UkraineCristiano Ronaldo made his return but Portugal were ineffective in the first game of the UEFA European Championship Qualifying stage.The Seleção dominated the game but couldn’t find a way through the Ukrainian defence as the quest to defend the European Championship begins.The bi

Reading boss Gomes cites former Porto boss Bobby Robson influence, hopeful Oliveira will help survival push
03/21/2019

When English Championship outfit Reading found themselves deep in relegation trouble at the halfway point of this season, the club turned to a Portuguese duo to help their fight against the drop to the third tier.José Gomes took charge of the club in late December, leaving Rio Ave to replaced sacked

Portuguese Abroad: Nuno backs Jota’s Portugal call after beating United; Orlando Sá raises the Standard; Bernardo rescues City; Sousa denied on debut; Silva credited for Everton win; Vieirinha screamer inspires PAOK
03/18/2019

Nuno Espírito Santo’s Wolverhampton Wanderers are headed to Wembley as FA Cup semi-finalists after a convincing 2-1 victory over Manchester United on Saturday. Diogo Jota scored one of the goals for Wolves, who are joined in the last four by favourites Manchester City after Bernardo Silva ignited th

PortuGOAL Figure of the Week: Mattheus midfield mastery moves Vitória into 5th place
03/18/2019

The final Liga NOS round before the international break leaves the division tantalisingly poised at both ends of the table going into the final straight of matches. The top 4 remained as is, the big quartet all registering victories, while the relegation battle tightened up as Chaves captialised on

Top four unchanged after Benfica, FC Porto, Braga and Sporting all claim wins
03/17/2019

It’s ‘begin as you mean to go on’ for all four of the Primeira Liga’s top sides with wins across the board ahead of the final international break.A sole goal from Raphinha was enough to turn Sporting’s home encounter versus Santa Clara into a 1-0 victory on Friday night, applying pressure on Sportin

Seleção podcast: Portugal begin defence of European Championship crown as Ronaldo returns amid more heroics
03/16/2019

We are back!!! In Episode 16 of the Seleção podcast, host Danny Pinto welcomes Eric Krakauer of BeIN Sports back to the show.Danny and Eric discuss the Seleção's 25-man roster for the opening two matches of EURO 2020 qualifying, as well as Cristiano Ronaldo's epic hat-trick vs. Atletico Madrid in th

Porto face Liverpool again and Benfica meet Eintracht Frankfurt
03/15/2019

Benfica and Porto learned of their European fates after the Champions League and Europa League draws took place in Nyon today.Porto were handed a tough draw in the Champions League quarter-finals after they eliminated Roma in the round of 16. Sergio Conceição’s side will take on Jürgen Klopp’s Liver

Fernando Santos calls up Dyego Sousa and João Félix
03/15/2019

Seleção coach Fernando Santos usually has a surprise of two when it comes to announcing the Portugal squad, and today was no different. Braga’s Brazilian born striker Dyego Sousa was given a debut call-up for the start of the Euro 2020 qualification campaign.Benfica’s teenage star João Félix is anot

Three rockets send Benfica into the Europa League quarter-finals
03/15/2019

Benfica will be in Friday’s Europa League draw after beating Dinamo Zagreb 3-0 in Lisbon to reach the last eight thanks to fine goals from well-struck shots by Jonas, Ferro and Grimaldo. It was also a great night for former Benfica favourite Gonçalo Guedes, who struck a dramatic late goal to earn Va