Ronaldo’s records and what his continuing brilliance does for Portuguese football

When it comes to football betting, and despite seemingly never-ending announcements of his impending decline, never bet against a Ronaldo who is in great shape.From his first footballing steps at Sporting, to his glorious days with Manchester United, to his exploits with Real Madrid, to his ongoing

PortuGOAL Figure of the Week: Gelson Dala's crucial cameo keeps Rio Ave in the hunt for Europe

Narrow victories for Benfica and Porto meant it was very much as you were at the conclusion of Round 22 of Liga NOS 2019/20. Braga and Sporting remain in the places behind after respective wins, while Aves and Portimonense losses saw the pair slip further adrift at the bottom, coupled with vital tri

Telles keeps Porto title hopes alive in week of wins for Braga, Sporting and league leaders Benfica

A late Alex Telles wonder-strike has kept FC Porto firmly in the hunt for the league title after claiming a narrow 1-0 win at home to Portimonense, this Sunday.The Dragons, eager to build on the momentum gained in recent weeks, broke the deadlock as late as the 87th minute at the Estádio do Dragão t

SPAIN: João Félix on the mark for Atletico Madrid [video]

A highly eventful weekend for Portuguese abroad was given the perfect finale on Sunday evening when João Félix scored his first La Liga goal since September for Atletico Madrid.The 20-year-old has been out of action for the past few weeks with a muscle problem, causing him to miss the recent Champio

GREECE: Pedro Martins wins battle of Portuguese coaches as Olympiacos beat PAOK

The top two met in Greece’s Super League this weekend with champions PAOK, led by Abel Ferreira, hosting Pedro Martins’ Olympiacos in Thessaloniki on Sunday evening.Table toppers Olympiacos emerged the victors through a 1-0 win, inflicting PAOK’s first home defeat in the league in almost two years a

Everton’s André Gomes thanks club and fans after return from injury

André Gomes completed his remarkable recovery from a fractured ankle by emerging as a second-half substitute for Everton in the Premier League against Arsenal, just 112 days after suffering the injury.Gomes had been out since November 3rd when he was the victim of an ankle injury which shocked those

Nuno praises star man Jota following Wolves win [video]

Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 Norwich CityDiogo Jota scored a first-half double to put Wolverhampton Wanderers on their way to a comfortable victory over Norwich City in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.After the match Wolves boss Nuno Espírito Santo was full of praise for Jota, while there was

Bruno Fernandes gets first United goal: “It’s another dream come true” [video]

Manchester United 3-0 WatfordPortugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes put in a Man of the Match performance, including his first goal in English football, to help Manchester United to a 3-0 victory over Watford.Fernandes won a first-half penalty from which he scored United’s opener, before later playing

FRANCE: Sanches scores for Lille as Villas-Boas sees Marseille unbeaten run ended

A mixed day for Portuguese in France on Saturday as goalscorer Renato Sanches continued his fine form with Lille, while Andre Villas-Boas and Marseille suffered defeat for the first time since October in Ligue 1.Sanches found the net for Lille in their 3-0 win over Toulouse, scoring the third for Ch

Ronaldo equals Italian league record to mark 1,000th appearance [video]

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his 1,000th match with another goal in Italy as Juventus beat SPAL 2-1 away from home on Saturday afternoon in Serie A.The Portugal captain opened the scoring for Juve at the Stadio Paolo Mazza to make it a record-equalling eleven successive league games in which he has