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Official: Manchester United sack José Mourinho
12/18/2018

Manchester United have sacked Portuguese manager José Mourinho after 2.5 years at the club.Mourinho has won the Europa League and the League Cup during his time at Old Trafford, but with the club sitting in 6th place in the Premier League, 19 points off leaders Liverpool, the decision to terminate t

Where next for Pepe? Portugal star a free agent after leaving Besiktas
12/18/2018

Turkish club Besiktas announced on Monday that veteran Portuguese international defender Pepe has terminated his contract with the club with immediate effect.The former Porto and Real Madrid defender has been with the Istanbul club since the summer of 2017 after ten years in the Spanish capital, but

Favourable draws for Portugal’s Big Three in Europe
12/17/2018

Portugal’s three biggest teams will be cautiously optimistic about their chances of European progression after today’s Champions League and Europa League draws held in Nyon.Porto were handed a promising fixture against AS Roma in the Champions League. Benfica will face Galatasaray and Sporting will

PortuGOAL Figure of the Week: Dyego Sousa's treble keeps Braga on track
12/17/2018

The penultimate Liga NOS weekend before Christmas had a familiar feel to it with the top four again all registering victories to keep the title race tight, while the presence of new manager Tiago Fernandes was unable to prevent the doom and gloom at Chaves as they fell to defeat against a Moreirense

Portuguese Abroad: Quina off the mark in England; Heartbreak for Caixinha; Ronaldo spot-on for Juve; More Mourinho misery; Rafael Leão on target as Fonte gets bizarre red
12/17/2018

Portugal Under-20 international midfielder Domingos Quina scored his first Premier League goal this weekend for Watford in their 3-2 win over Cardiff City. Rafael Leão was also on target for Lille in France, making it an exiting weekend for two potential Seleção hopefuls.Elsewhere, Pedro Caixinha’s

No let-up from the title contenders as top four register victories across the board
12/17/2018

Fresh from an interlude of European football, attentions were drawn back to the populated hunt for first place in the Primeira Liga, as surprise package Sporting de Braga got us under away versus Feirense on Friday night.The ‘Arsenalistas’ made light work of the relegation candidates with a 4-0 vict

Nani backs Man Utd boss Mourinho; Everton’s Silva responds to interest in “happy” Gomes; English clubs Arsenal, Wolves chase Porto’s Queirós
12/15/2018

Former Manchester United winger Nani says José Mourinho is the best coach the club could have to turn around their troublesome season, as the Portuguese boss prepares for what could be a busy and potentially defining Christmas period with the Old Trafford club.Meanwhile in England, André Gomes has b

Injury blows for Juventus’ Cancelo and Valencia’s Guedes, as Rony Lopes wait goes on at Monaco
12/15/2018

Portuguese internationals João Cancelo and Gonçalo Guedes are out of action until next year after both picked up injuries that required surgery this week at Juventus and Valencia respectively.Meanwhile, Seleção midfielder Rony Lopes' long wait for a return to action with French Ligue 1 club Monaco c

Wins for Big Three in Europe; euphoria for Pedro Martins in Athens
12/14/2018

It was an excellent week for Portuguese clubs in Europe as Porto, Benfica and Sporting all clocked up wins. Porto’s 3-2 win at Galatasaray saw the Dragons equal their highest ever points total in the group stage of the Champions League – 16. Benfica saw off AEK Athens in Lisbon thanks to a superb Ál

Ever increasing Portuguese influence on the English Premier League
12/13/2018

There is no information or statistics proving that the English Premier League is the best football league in the world. It is an old discussion that will go on and on. But, undoubtedly, the EPL is the most followed football league in the world and is the top league in terms of marketing and financia