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Portuguese Abroad goals round-up: Bruno Fernandes pen gives United dramatic victory; William Carvalho on-target again; André Silva streak continues; Paixão twins defying age
09/28/2020

João Félix and Cristiano Ronaldo were the high-profile goalscoring stories in the Portuguese Abroad section on Sunday evening, but it was another successful weekend in front of goal across the continent for the Luso contingent.Bruno Fernandes’ dramatic late penalty saw Manchester United snatch victo

“A point earned” Portugal captain Ronaldo rescues 10-man Juventus in Rome
09/28/2020

Roma 2-2 JuventusCristiano Ronaldo made it three goals from his opening two matches of the new Serie A season as champions Juventus twice came from behind to earn a point at Paulo Fonseca’s Roma.Ronaldo’s second equaliser – a vintage towering header – came after the Bianconeri had gone down to ten m

Rúben Dias set for City in Otamendi switch
09/28/2020

Benfica have announced the imminent departure of Rubén Dias to Manchester City after agreeing a fee worth €68 million for the Portugal international, in a deal that also sees Nicolas Otamendi come the other way.As both outfits thrash out personal terms, Dias, 23, looks set to add to City’s growing P

“Enjoying myself to the fullest” - Portugal’s João Félix stars as Atletico hammer Granada [video]
09/28/2020

João Félix marked his first appearance of the new La Liga season with a superb performance as Atletico Madrid got off to a winning start with a 6-1 victory over Granada.Portuguese forward Félix registered a goal and an assist, as well as several other notable moments as Los Rojiblancos gave an encou

Sporting ease in with a win after further joy for Benfica and FC Porto
09/27/2020

Sporting have commenced their 2020/21 Liga campaign with a 2-0 victory away to Paços de Ferreira following consecutive victories from rivals Benfica and FC Porto on Saturday night.The Lions, in action on Sunday for the first time in domestic competition after last week’s encounter versus Gil Vicente

What can Diogo Jota add to star-studded Liverpool squad?
09/26/2020

Diogo Jota made the switch from Wolves to Liverpool recently, in a move worth over £40 million. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has been keen to add more quality to his options at the top of the pitch, and after a move for Ismaila Sarr of Watford broke down, he turned to the four-time Portugal cap.Jota, 23,

Gonçalo Paciência: Schalke move is “a step forward” amid Seleção ambitions
09/26/2020

Portuguese striker Gonçalo Paciência says he is pleased with his decision to join Schalke 04 from fellow Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt, citing professional and personal reasons for the transfer to a club considered the third biggest in German football.Paciência signed a one-season loan move

Wolves’ Moutinho praises Semedo, Silva arrivals as “great person” Jota departs
09/25/2020

Wolverhampton Wanderers have been one of the busiest clubs in the transfer market over recent weeks, with Portuguese players naturally at the heart of the club’s business.Nélson Semedo, Vitinha and Fábio Silva all arrived to boost the Luso contingent, while Bruno Jordão headed back to Portugal with

Europa League: Rio Ave stun Besiktas as Sporting see off Aberdeen
09/25/2020

It was a highly positive night for Portuguese football in the Europa League as both Rio Ave and Sporting made it through to the playoffs after ousting Besiktas and Aberdeen respectively.In Istanbul Rio Ave achieved a spectacular result, knocking out the Turkish giants on penalties after a 1-1 draw o

Semedo ready to learn from Nuno at Wolves after completing “dream” Premier League move
09/23/2020

Nélson Semedo’s move to Wolverhampton Wanderers from Barcelona was confirmed on Wednesday, with the defender becoming the latest Portuguese to arrive at Molineux in a deal worth a reported €42m.The 26-year-old has signed a contract until 2023 with the option of extending until 2025, and brings the t