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Friday night football bonanza
01/16/2020

Crucial double-header in Portuguese title racePortugal is bracing itself for some atrocious weather conditions over the next few days, and Friday night could prove a stormy affair in the Primeira Liga, with potential for a heavy influence on the outcome of this season’s title race.At 7.00pm Porto we

“One big dream” as Gedson Fernandes completes Tottenham move
01/15/2020

Portuguese midfielder Gedson Fernandes has signed an 18-month loan deal with Tottenham Hotspur, joining from Benfica until 2021 with a view to a permanent move.The Seleção international will wear the no 30 shirt for the North London club, where he will find compatriot José Mourinho as his new boss,

PortuGOAL Figure of the Week: Corona conjures some magic to seal Porto victory
01/13/2020

Round 16 of Liga NOS may have had a familiar feel to it in terms of results as all the usual suspects picked up 3 points, but each were made to work hard to so. Benfica left it late to come back against Aves, Sporting overcame a virus-hit Vitória Setúbal and Braga also needed to recover from a setba

FRANCE: Gelson Martins stars against PSG as Villas-Boas’ "lucky" Marseille close gap
01/13/2020

Portugal international Gelson Martins was in fine form for Monaco on Sunday evening as his side drew 3-3 with Paris Saint-Germain during a classic Ligue 1 encounter in the French capital.Martins scored one goal and played a vital role in another, as well as impressing throughout the evening as Monac

ITALY: Fonseca “proud” of Roma as Ronaldo penalty helps Juventus to victory
01/13/2020

Roma 1-2 JuventusJuventus scored two early goals in the Italian capital on the way to winning Sunday evening’s big Serie A clash with Roma, on a night overshadowed by a serious injury to Nicolo Zaniolo.Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty added to an opener by Merih Demiral as the champions took a two-goal l

GREECE: Vieirinha pen gives PAOK win over AEK; Martins’ Olympiacos hit five [video]
01/13/2020

Veteran Portuguese Vieirinha scored the winning goal to give PAOK Thessaloniki a 1-0 win over AEK Athens on Sunday, ensuring the Abel Ferreira's champions remain one point behind Super League leaders Olympiacos.Pedro Martins’ table-toppers are still undefeated in the league this season after a 4-0 w

Benfica lead series of hard-earned wins for FC Porto, Sporting and Famalicão
01/11/2020

Benfica have kept up their winning start to the new decade with a late turnaround at home to Desportivo das Aves, this Friday, keeping them four points clear with a 2-1 victory.The visitors found themselves in front before a Pizzi penalty and late strike from André Almeida saved the day for Bruno La

ITALY: Rafael Leão scores in Milan win as partnership with “big brother” Zlatan flourishes [video]
01/11/2020

It was an encouraging afternoon for Portuguese prodigy Rafael Leão as the striker scored and showed signs of a positive partnership with Zlatan Ibrahimovic during Milan's 2-0 win at Cagliari on Saturday.Leão scored the opener and was heavily involved for the Rossoneri, who sealed the point when Zlat

ENGLAND: Bernardo “so good, as always” says Guardiola after Portugal star’s wonder strike [video]
01/08/2020

Bernardo Silva scored a sensational long-range goal and later provided an assist as Manchester City put themselves firmly on track for the Carabao Cup final with a 3-1 victory over rivals Manchester United.City dominated much of the first half at Old Trafford to command a 3-0 lead at the break, with

ITALY: Ronaldo brings in 2020 with hat-trick in Juve win [video]
01/06/2020

Cristiano Ronaldo started the new year in the same way he finished the last with three goals and an assist in Juventus’ 4-0 victory over Cagliari in Turin on Monday afternoon.Having ended 2019 with six goals in seven matches for the Bianconeri, Ronaldo’s hat-trick against Cagliari moved the Portugal