André Silva scores as Leipzig beat Man City [video]
12/08/2021

RB Leipzig 2-1 Manchester CityAndré Silva capped the final matchday in Group A of the Champions League with another goal as RB Leipzig beat Manchester City to secure Europa League football in the new year.Leipzig parted ways with coach Jesse Marsch at the weekend after suffering a third straight Bun

Ten-man Porto drop into the Europa League in tough night for Portuguese sides
12/07/2021

FC Porto have been eliminated from the Champions League after losing 3-1 at home to Atlético Madrid on a tempestuous night of football, with both sides reduced to ten men.Porto started the night knowing a win would guarantee qualification but a draw may be enough to make progress (as turned out to b

Long Ball Futebol podcast: The Dérbi de Lisboa, the rise of Gil Vicente, and the return of the king…
12/07/2021

Long Ball Futebol is back with another episode, and the main event this week is the Dérbi de Lisboa, a fantastic spectacle which resulted in an impressive 3-1 win for Sporting.Albert and Barney discuss all the action from that game, plus Gil Vicente’s impressive season so far, Famalicão’s recent iss

PortuGOAL Figure of the Week: Cryzan’s double gives Santa Clara timely victory
12/06/2021

Liga Bwin’s thirteenth round of matches may not technically be fully complete given the influence of Covid-19 but the seven matches that did go ahead provided plenty of talking points in Portugal this weekend.Derby de Lisboa proved as fiery as ever, Sporting ending up triumphant in Benfica’s backyar

Why Cristiano Ronaldo’s goals will never be enough
12/06/2021

Analysis of recent criticisms of the Portugal and Manchester United starThe more things change, the more they stay the same…so it goes with Cristiano Ronaldo. Every goal defies time, historical precedent, and much of the negative press about him. But it is as if two eternally bound, symbiotic edific

Porto remain firm in first as Braga come out on top in fourth-place tussle
12/05/2021

FC Porto have held onto their shared ownership of the Primeira Liga top spot after doing their business in a 3-0 victory away to Portimonense, hours before Sporting reigned supreme at the Estádio da Luz versus Benfica.The Dragons took their chance in applying pressure on both their rivals prior to l

Sporting stun Benfica in electric Lisbon derby
12/04/2021

Benfica 1-3 SportingSporting have moved back level with table-topping FC Porto in the Primeira Liga after stunning Benfica with a 3-1 victory at the Estádio da Luz.The Lions flew into the lead via Pablo Sarabia in the 8th minute in a feisty first half of football, edged by the title holders before t

Ronaldo surpasses 800 as Bruno Fernandes ends goal drought
12/03/2021

Manchester United 3-2 ArsenalCristiano Ronaldo again stole the headlines as Manchester United’s Portuguese trio helped the Red Devils to a comeback win over Arsenal at Old Trafford.Ronaldo’s double saw him notch 801 career goals, while Bruno Fernandes ended his spell without scoring with a first-hal

Beto strengthens case for Portugal call-up with brilliant brace in Italy
12/03/2021

Portuguese striker Beto scored a superb early brace as Lazio and Udinese played out an extraordinary eight-goal thriller in the Italian capital on Thursday night.Beto demonstrated great variation in his attributes to put Udinese two goals up early on at the Stadio Olimpico. His first was a clinical

Bernardo Silva is Premier League’s best – Guardiola [video]
12/02/2021

Aston Villa 1-2 Manchester CityManchester City manager Pep Guardiola says Bernardo Silva is currently the best player in the Premier League, after the Portuguese scored a memorable goal in their 2-1 victory at Aston Vila.Rúben Dias also found the net for City, but Bernardo’s goal and his increasingl