Lisbon duo into Europa League last 16 after draws: Atalanta and Rangers awais
02/23/2024

Lisbon duo into Europa League last 16 after draws: Atalanta and Rangers awais

Benfica 0-0 Toulouse; Sporting 1-1 Young BoysFirst-leg wins proved decisive as Benfica and Sporting both negotiated the second leg of their playoff ties to make it through to the next round of the Europa League tonight.Benfica missed several chances to take a first-half lead in France, then survived

T Tom Kundert
Was João Félix really worth €126 million?
02/22/2024

Was João Félix really worth €126 million?

In 2019, a teenage football prodigy left his home team in a record-breaking transfer. Of course, we’re talking about João Félix, the Portuguese sensation who danced through defences with the grace of a seasoned maestro. He made headlines 2019 when he moved from Benfica to Atlético Madrid in exchange

T Tom Kundert
Late Galeno strike sees Porto beat Arsenal 1-0 in the Champions League
02/21/2024

Late Galeno strike sees Porto beat Arsenal 1-0 in the Champions League

Porto have the advantage in the Champions League Round of 16 after beating Arsenal 1-0 at Estádio do Dragão.The Gunners asserted their authority on the ball early on but failed to do anything meaningful with it. Galeno hit the post in the 21st minute before sending the follow up wide.The Dragons con

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Disrupting the elite: Jose Mourinho’s success as FC Porto Manager
02/21/2024

Disrupting the elite: Jose Mourinho’s success as FC Porto Manager

In the annals of football history, certain managerial tenures stand out as being genuinely transformative. One such moment in time was Jose Mourinho’s reign at FC Porto. Tasked with leading a major Portuguese club - one that had not succeeded in Europe in almost fifteen years prior to his arrival -

T Tom Kundert
Fulham admit talisman João Palhinha could transfer for the right price
02/21/2024

Fulham admit talisman João Palhinha could transfer for the right price

Fulham vice-chairman Tony Khan has been discussing the future of inspirational Portuguese international João Palhinha, as speculation again mounts over a big move for the midfielder at the end of the season.Palhinha has been in tremendous form again for Marco Silva’s side in the Premier League this

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Portugal legend Rui Patrício to leave Roma on a free transfer – report
02/21/2024

Portugal legend Rui Patrício to leave Roma on a free transfer – report

Veteran Portuguese goalkeeper Rui Patrício will be a free agent this summer as he comes to the end of his three-year contract with AS Roma.36-year-old Patrício has recently lost his starting spot at Roma following the departure of José Mourinho, with new boss Daniele de Rossi switching his preferenc

S Sean Gillen
Early goals see Sporting ease past Moreirense to go back top
02/20/2024

Early goals see Sporting ease past Moreirense to go back top

Moreirense 0-2 Sporting A strong first-half display and a near perfect defensive performance resulted in a 2-0 victory for Sporting at high-flying Moreirense.Hidemasa Morita and Pedro Gonçalves put the Lions two goals up midway through the first half and a dominant Sporting could have increased thei

T Tom Kundert
Benfica crush Vizela 6-1 to consolidate top spot and pile pressure on Sporting
02/18/2024

Benfica crush Vizela 6-1 to consolidate top spot and pile pressure on Sporting

Roger Schmidt broke with tradititon by heavily rotating his team for the home match against Vizela this afternoon and was rewarded in spectacular fashion as the Eagles treated their supporters to a 6-1 thrashing of bottom-placed Vizela.A brace from David Neres and goals from Nicolás Otamendi, Tiago

T Tom Kundert
Porto back on winning terms following home fixture versus Estrela
02/18/2024

Porto back on winning terms following home fixture versus Estrela

FC Porto 2-0 Estrela AmadoraFC Porto have returned to winning ways after defeating Estrela da Amadora 2-0 at the Estádio do Dragão, this Saturday, making it their first victory in three games.The Dragons held a 1-0 advantage going into the break courtesy of key performer Galeno, finding the back of

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Braga beaten 4-2 by Qarabag in the UEFA Europa League Knockout Round Play-offs
02/15/2024

Braga beaten 4-2 by Qarabag in the UEFA Europa League Knockout Round Play-offs

Braga’s Europa League ambitions took a big blow after a 4-2 defeat to Qarabag in the Europa League Knockout Round Play-off first leg.The Azerbaijani champions took the lead from the penalty spot in the 21st minute, Marko Jankovic beating Matheus after Víctor Gómez had brought down Elvin Cafarquliyev

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Europa League: advantage Sporting after comfortable win in Switzerland
02/15/2024

Europa League: advantage Sporting after comfortable win in Switzerland

Young Boys 1-3 SportingA potentially tricky away trip proved anything but as Sporting continued their excellent form to beat Young Boys 3-1 in Bern this afternoon and put themselves in prime position to reach the last 16 of the Europa League.An own goal by Aurèle Amenda, a Viktor Gyökeres penalty an

T Tom Kundert
I became a Porto fan for one day summarized
02/15/2024

I became a Porto fan for one day summarized

Val Carvalho put himself in the guise of a Porto fan. Thanks to a whim and an ill-thought out bet (who hasn’t been there before), Val brings us a vivid account of his fraught emotions on Monday night as Porto were undone by Arouca... Sérgio Conceição sat in the home dugout following the frustrating

T Tom Kundert
Cristiano Ronaldo switches celebration following first goal of 2024 [video]
02/14/2024

Cristiano Ronaldo switches celebration following first goal of 2024 [video]

Cristiano Ronaldo is off the mark for 2024 after scoring his first goal of the year in Al Nassr’s 1-0 victory at Al Fayha in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday.Luis Castro’s side secured a narrow advantage against their local rivals in the last-16 of the competition, thanks to Ronaldo’s brillia

S Sean Gillen
From Canada to Lisbon for a family pilgrimage to watch Sporting
02/14/2024

From Canada to Lisbon for a family pilgrimage to watch Sporting

A four-day round trip of over 11,000 kilometres to take in a Primeira Liga football match? It may sound crazy to many, but this is not an uncommon occurrence among the Portuguese diaspora spread all over the world.First, second and even third-generation Portuguese emigrant communities have a common

T Tom Kundert
How Bruno Fernandes benefits from a shifting dynamic at Manchester United
02/14/2024

How Bruno Fernandes benefits from a shifting dynamic at Manchester United

All has not been well for Manchester United this season. There have been enough headlines written about that over the last six months, and there is perhaps not enough column space here to go through all the reasons. That said, fans of the club have seen some green shoots over January and February, n

T Tom Kundert
Arouca’s Spanish armada destroys Porto for historic 3-2 victory
02/12/2024

Arouca’s Spanish armada destroys Porto for historic 3-2 victory

An excellent all-round performance saw the ever-improving Arouca make history on two fronts tonight, as Daniel Sousa’s team deservedly beat FC Porto 3-2.It was the first time Arouca had beaten Porto in their own stadium and made it four successive victories. Never before had Arouca won four games in

T Tom Kundert
Vitória hold Benfica to 2-2 draw in stormy Guimarães
02/12/2024

Vitória hold Benfica to 2-2 draw in stormy Guimarães

Two points lost or one point gained? That is the question for Benfica’s coach, players and fans after an exciting 2-2 draw was played out on a quagmire of a pitch under torrential rain in Guimarães tonight.Immediately after the final whistle Vitória were in no doubt about the injustice of the result

T Tom Kundert