Portuguese Abroad bosses: Mourinho, Nuno endure derby misery; Pereira riding high in Turkey; Paiva tops Ecuadorian standings; Castro’s super-sub in Qatar
09/27/2021

Portugal’s most high-profile coaching exports abroad suffered similarly depressing results on Sunday evening, with Nuno Espírito Santo’s Tottenham Hotspur and José Mourinho’s Roma losing fierce local derbies in London and Rome respectively at the end of the weekend.There are some positive stories on

Sporting and Porto leave it late to stay on Benfica’s coattails; Eagles see off Vitória in Guimarães
09/25/2021

The weekend action kicked off early in Portugal in Jornada 7 of the Primeira Liga, as Sporting and Porto played on Friday night ahead of their Champions League commitments next week.Sporting were first to take to the pitch, hosting Marítimo at Alvalade. Despite dominating the match from start to fin

“It’s really cold here, but I’ll be fine!” – Jota delighted with first Celtic goal
09/24/2021

There was a special moment for Portuguese youngster Jota on Thursday night as he scored his first goal for Celtic in front of the home supporters at Celtic Park in the Scottish League Cup.The Benfica loanee, 22, opened the scoring in a 3-0 win over Raith Rovers which saw The Hoops advance to the sem

Official: Portugal hero Éder signs for Saudis Al-Raed
09/24/2021

Éder is finally back in football after signing a contract with Saudi Arabian side Al-Raed on Thursday after months as a free agent following his departure from Lokomotiv Moscow.The 33-year-old left Russia at the end of last season after four years in Moscow, and had been linked with a host of clubs

Ronaldo and Fernandes, the perfect partnership?
09/22/2021

The recent game between Republic of Ireland and Portugal highlighted a potential issue for Manchester United fans as Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes struggled to link up, having just one shot in the entire first half from a penalty that had been controversially won by Fernandes. Ronaldo saw his spot-kic

Long Ball Futebol podcast: Benfica maintain perfect start, Braga leave it late, and Portimonense go under the radar
09/22/2021

On our constant quest to provide high-quality English-language content about Portuguese football, PortuGOAL is delighted to team up with the “Long Ball Futebol” podcast, an excellent show produced by two brothers focusing solely on the Portuguese top flight.Barney & Albert are back for another episo

PortuGOAL Figure of the Week: Wilinton Aponzá bursts onto the Primeira Liga scene for Portimonense
09/21/2021

“Os Três Grandes” re-assumed their position in Primeira Liga’s top trident as Sporting ended Estoril’s unbeaten start to indirectly help Porto back into second place, Os Dragões thrashing Moreirense 5-0 but both giants continue to trail Benfica by four points as the Eagles kept up a 100% record by b

Portuguese Abroad goals round-up: Ronaldo inspires United; Duarte scores at Camp Nou; Guerreiro, Mota golaços, Candeias downs Galatasaray; Rebocho’s sensational debut; Vieirinha, Paixão net winners
09/21/2021

Cristiano Ronaldo continues to enjoy a remarkable return to Manchester United, with the Portugal captain maintaining his record of scoring in each game since rejoining the Red Devils. Ronaldo scored a vital equaliser on Sunday as United came from behind to win an eventful match at West Ham United.El

Benfica prolong 100% win record with Porto and Sporting in hot pursuit
09/20/2021

Benfica have extended their run of consecutive victories in the Primeira Liga this season to six after defeating Boavista 3-1 at the Estádio da Luz tonight. You can find more on the Primeira Liga here https://betomania.pl.The Eagles, who are yet to drop a single point in these early stages of the ca

Former Manchester United striker Saha believes Ronaldo arrival eases Fernandes pressure
09/20/2021

As one of the biggest signings in the recent history of Manchester United, CR7’s return from Juventus where Cristiano Ronaldo had been playing since 2018 has been game-changing. Already with four goals in just three games – albeit one in a shocking UEFA Champions League loss in Switzerland – the Uni