Four-goal Braga and Benfica make Europa League knockouts

Portugal’s two representatives in the Europa League group phase booked their place in the next phase of the competition in convincing fashion tonight.In Greece, a Galeno-inspired Braga beat AEK Athens 4-2, while in Lisbon Benfica thrashed Lech Poznan 4-0. Both Portuguese teams secure second place in

Queiroz leaves Colombia post: “We’re proud to have had him”

Carlos Queiroz is no longer the coach of the Colombian national team, following an official announcement by the country’s football federation on Tuesday evening.The Portuguese, who took charge of the South American side in February 2019, had been widely expected to lose his job after Colombia suffer

Champions League: João Félix shines for Atletico as Castro’s Shakhtar beat Madrid

A largely positive night for Portuguese in the Champions League began with Luís Castro leading Shakhtar to victory and a famous double over Real Madrid in Ukraine. Castro’s men now have qualification in their own hands in Group H after a 2-0 victory over the competition’s most successful club.In the

Marchesín heroics earn Porto point and Champions League progress against Manchester City

FC Porto 0-0 Manchester CityIt was far from a classic, but Porto booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League after winning a hard-fought point in a goalless draw at home to Manchester City.The Dragons equal a club record of four consecutive Champions League matches without conceding a

Trincão swerves Messi-Ronaldo debate and rules out Barca departure

Francisco Trincão was the Barcelona player designated to attend the pre-match Champions League press conference this week, ahead of Los Cules’ meeting with Hungarians Ferencvaros on Wednesday.The 20-year-old, who has seen his only two starts for the club come in the European competition, fielded the

PortuGOAL Figure of the Week: Pepa’s Paços proving Primeira Liga’s surprise package

After some early inconsistencies and aberrations the Liga NOS league table is starting to shape up in very familiar fashion now with “The Big Three” and Minho duo Braga and Vitória Guimarães filling out the top five positions as they have done so frequently in recent seasons. The quintet all scored

Euro 2020: Top five matches for profitable betting

With the Covid-19 vaccines on their way there is real hope that all walks of society can get back to normality by mid-2021. That would be just in time for what could be a spectacular European Championship, where Portugal will attempt to defend the crown they won in 2016 in France.The one-year delaye

Top Four sing from the same hymn sheet in victorious return to Primeira Liga action

Benfica became the fourth member of the Primeira Liga’s top four to claim victory this weekend, after returning to winning ways in a 2-1 victory away to Marítimo.Sporting readjusted their grip of first place after coming back from a goal down against Moreirense to win 2-1, shortly after FC Porto had

Goals round-up: Jota, Fernandes, Podence thriving as Portuguese shine in England; Silva rescues Frankfurt; Lage, Gelson on target in France; Vieirinha shows his class

Portuguese goalscorers were particularly prevalent in England this weekend, with Diogo Jota, Bruno Fernandes, Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence scoring important goals in the Premier League, while Lucas João and Domingos Quina contributed to wins in the Championship for Reading and Watford respectively.

Europa League: Goals galore as Braga and Benfica draw against British opposition

Ten goals spread over two highly entertaining games saw Braga and Benfica draw against Leicester City and Rangers respectively in the Europa League tonight.In northern Portugal Braga took the lead three times against the Foxes but were three times pegged back by the English side, with the final equa