UEFA Draws Made For Benfica, Paços and Santa Clara

The draws for the play-off round of the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League were made today in Nyon, with Portuguese interest in two of the three competitions. With Sporting (UCL), Porto (UCL) and Braga (UEL) already qualified for the group stages of their respective competitions, the potential qualification of Benfica (UCL),Continue reading “UEFA Draws Made For Benfica, Paços and Santa Clara”

Fernando Santos’ Portugal Squad for November Fixtures

Portugal manager Fernando Santos today announced his 25-man squad for A Seleção’s matches with Andorra (Friendly – 11/11) , France (Nations League – 14/11) and Croatia (Nations League -17/11). The Notable Inclusions Wolves’ Pedro Neto recieves his first senior call-up, becoming the first player born in the 21st century to do so! The 19-year-old hasContinue reading “Fernando Santos’ Portugal Squad for November Fixtures”

2020 Quinas de Ouro Winners Announced

The 2020 Quinas de Ouro winners were announced today by the FPF (Federação Portuguesa de Futebol). The awards ceremony recognises the work done by Portuguese athletes and coaches during the 2019/20 season and is organised by A Federação Portuguesa de Futebol (FPF), do Sindicato dos Jogadores Profissionais de Futebol (SJPF) and da Associação Nacional deContinue reading “2020 Quinas de Ouro Winners Announced”

Six of the Best in Primeira Liga: The Top Performing U23 Talents So Far

As with any Primeira Liga season, we are seeing young gems come to the fore and impress with their performances. Aaron Barton for Próxima Jornada looks at the top six under-23 performers so far this season based on their average WhoScored ranking. Key: Name – Age – Club – Nationality – Position – WhoScored ratingContinue reading “Six of the Best in Primeira Liga: The Top Performing U23 Talents So Far”

Portugal’s New Golden Generation

A Seleção, Portugal’s national team, is currently enjoying the best period in its 99-year history. Fernando Santos’ men are the current European champions, UEFA Nations League champions and have one of the best squads in world football both in terms of quality and depth. However, even after all of the glory and ecstasy of theContinue reading “Portugal’s New Golden Generation”

“He’s Already Showing His Quality” Hansi Flick Speaks on Tiago Dantas and His Impact So Far

After Wednesday’s Champions League clash between German giants Bayern Munich and Diego Simeone’s Atlético de Madrid, two friends met to exchange shirts and conversation. The pair in question were Portuguese duo Tiago Dantas and João Félix, former teammates and Seixal academy graduates. Bayern manager Flick joined the pair for a minute or two, before givingContinue reading ““He’s Already Showing His Quality” Hansi Flick Speaks on Tiago Dantas and His Impact So Far”

Pep Guardiola Tips Bernardo for a Better Season

Pep Guardiola, in an interview with numerous media outlets, has spoken about his ongoing faith in midfielder Bernardo Silva, his issues last season and has tipped him to have a big impact this season. “He was exhausted, his mind was exhausted” “He was injured in some moments and he didn’t reach the levels of previousContinue reading “Pep Guardiola Tips Bernardo for a Better Season”

Fans to Return for Porto, Braga and Benfica in Europe

The FPF (Federação Portuguesa de Futebol) today announced that there are to be pilot test games in the country this month. The Federation has held several meetings with the Ministry of Health and the Health Authority regarding the return of fans into stadiums and for the upcoming games, all three clubs could have a maximumContinue reading “Fans to Return for Porto, Braga and Benfica in Europe”

Florentino Luís to Monaco: The Expert’s View with Julien Laurens

Earlier this month, midfield prodigy Florentino Luís left Benfica for AS Monaco on a season long loan. After a difficult 2019/20 season that saw him start just eight games, the U17 and U20 European champion arrives in France looking for an increase in his playing time in order to aid his development and fulfil hisContinue reading “Florentino Luís to Monaco: The Expert’s View with Julien Laurens”

Every Portuguese Player to Score in the Premier League

This original article is from 2020/21 season – scoring tally’s will be updated. With the likes of Diogo Jota, Bruno Fernandes and Pedro Neto starting the 2020/21 season strongly, Aaron Barton for Próxima Jornada takes a look at every Portuguese player to score in the Premier League, with insight and clips of some of theContinue reading “Every Portuguese Player to Score in the Premier League”

Primeira Liga Match Set to Have Fans in Stadium

CD Santa Clara v Gil Vicente is scheduled to be the first Primeira Liga match of the 2020/21 season to have fans in the stadium. It will be the first time supporters are permitted entry to a football stadium for a professional match since March and it will work as a pilot game. The DireçãoContinue reading “Primeira Liga Match Set to Have Fans in Stadium”

Rúben Dias Joins Manchester City, Otamendi Goes the Other Way

SL Benfica tonight officially announced the departure of 23-year-old central defender Rúben Dias. The Portuguese international joins Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City for an initial €68 million, with another €3.6 million in performance-based add-ons. The Seixal product all but confirmed his departure last night both in his goal celebration and his words in a post-match interview.Continue reading “Rúben Dias Joins Manchester City, Otamendi Goes the Other Way”