PortuGOAL
08/17/2019

Sporting vs Braga: Primeira Liga prediction with 22BET

After the long summer hiatus, the Primeira Liga finally returned last weekend with a full fixture list as the new season got underway.Sporting and Braga experienced different starts to the new domestic campaign, but the second week offers an immediate chance to change that as the two teams meet on S

T Tom Kundert
08/16/2019

Portuguese Abroad midweek round-up: Neto opens Wolves account; Semedo is surprise Olympiakos goal hero; Dyego Sousa catches the eye in China; Rui Vítoria advances in Asian Champions League

With the play-off positions for the Europa League and Champions League decided this week and FC Porto still reeling from their surprise elimination, PortuGOAL takes a look at the vast array of Portuguese talent which represented no fewer than fifteen clubs across the continent outside their homeland

S Sean Gillen
08/15/2019

Mixed fortunes for Portugal's clubs

There was a mix of emotions but plenty of goals for Portugal’s club sides in Europe this week. Porto suffered a humbling 3-2 defeat to Krasnodar and drop from the Champions League to the Europa League for the first time in ten years. Further north, Braga and Guimarães both secured their places in th

R Richard
08/15/2019

Liga NOS 2019/20: Team review part 2

In Portugal Os Três Grandes or “the big three” dominate the sporting headlines and are familiar with football fans all over the world. As a result Porto, Benfica and Sporting’s general publicity, transfer dealings and expectations are fairly well documented but what about the other 15 teams competin

J Jamie Farr
08/15/2019

Liga NOS 2019/20: Team review part 1

In Portugal Os Três Grandes or “the big three” dominate the sporting headlines and are familiar with football fans all over the world. As a result Porto, Benfica and Sporting’s general publicity, transfer dealings and expectations are fairly well documented but what about the other 15 teams competin

J Jamie Farr
08/13/2019

Porto miss out on Champions League after shock defeat

FC Porto 2-3 FK Krasnodar (agg 3-3, Krasnodar win on away goals)Porto won’t be in the UEFA Champions League group stages for the first time in ten years after a surprise result at the Dragão that saw them knocked out by Krasnodar on away goals.The Russian side took the lead after just 2 minutes thro

R Richard
08/13/2019

PortuGOAL Figure of the Week: Nuno Tavares lights up the Luz with dazzling debut

Liga NOS returned for another season last weekend with no shortage of headline moments. There were contrasting emotions not only for the “big three” but also the promoted trio. Gil Vicente produced a stunning upset to beat Porto, Famalicão celebrated their return to the top flight with victory over

J Jamie Farr
08/12/2019

Portuguese Abroad round-up: Bruma opens Eredivisie account; Castro leads Shakhtar to Kiev win; Pereira Lage torments Sousa’s Bordeaux; Nuno bemoans VAR in England; Debut Ligue 1 defeat for Villas-Boas

Portugal winger Bruma marked his debut home appearance in the Dutch Eredivisie with a goal as PSV got their first win of the new league season. The former Sporting man’s equaliser shortly before half time inspired the Eindhoven club to come from behind and beat ADO Den Haag 3-1 at the Phillips Stadi

S Sean Gillen
08/10/2019

Portuguese Abroad: Rebocho joins Besiktas as Lille make Fonte commitment

Pedro Rebocho finally secured his long-awaited summer move from Guingamp this week when he signed a one-year loan with an optional purchase at Turkish giants Besiktas. The left-back joins Ricardo Quaresma at the Istanbul club and makes the switch after two seasons in France.Remaining in French footb

S Sean Gillen
08/08/2019

Portuguese clubs prosper in Europe

Portugal’s club sides have made an excellent start to the new season in European competition with FC Porto, Braga and Vitória de Guimarães all winning away from home. Porto beat Krasnodar in Russia thanks to a late strike by Sérgio Oliveira to edge closer to the competition proper.In the Europa Leag

T Tom Kundert
08/08/2019

“I want to be the best” – João Cancelo leads Portuguese making switches in England; Cardoso makes “dream” West Ham move; Hélder Barbosa, Edgar lé join clubs in Turkey

Portugal right-back João Cancelo completed his long-awaited move to Premier League champions Manchester City on the English transfer deadline day, joining Bernardo Silva at The Etihad Stadium in a big-money deal from Juventus.Elsewhere this week, England was a focal point for Portuguese making late

S Sean Gillen