Vitória FC and Desportivo das Aves Relegated to the Campeonato de Portugal

In a shocking twist that has broken in the last couple of minutes, both Desportivo Das Aves and Vitória FC (Setúbal) have been relegated to the Campeonato de Portugal, the third division of Portuguese football, due to “non-fulfilment of the necessary requirements for the registration of the respective teams in professional championships.” As a result,Continue reading “Vitória FC and Desportivo das Aves Relegated to the Campeonato de Portugal”

Taça da Liga 2020/21 to feature just EIGHT teams

The Taça da Liga is drastically changing for the 2020/21 season, going from its usual 32 team format to just eight teams. The change comes after a majority vote at the general assembly. 32 teams voted in favour of a slimmed down Taça da Liga, two teams voted against. The reduction in teams is anContinue reading “Taça da Liga 2020/21 to feature just EIGHT teams”

Carlos Carvalhal Announced as SC Braga Manager

SC Braga has announced Carlos Carvalhal as their new manager. The 54-year-old signs initially on a two-year deal at the club he previously worked at in 2006. This move comes after Carvalhal’s highly successful season as manager of Rio Ave where he managed to break the club’s record points total in Primeira Liga (55) guidingContinue reading “Carlos Carvalhal Announced as SC Braga Manager”

Relegation/Promotion Play-off Introduced Next Season

Today’s general assembly between the professional clubs in Portugal has brought about a new rule change that will be introduced next season, the 2020/21 campaign regarding promotion and relegation.Currently, the bottom two sides in Primeira Liga are automatically relegated to Liga Pro (Portugal’s second tier) and the top two teams from LigaPro are automatically promotedContinue reading “Relegation/Promotion Play-off Introduced Next Season”

Bruno Lage to take over at Aston Villa?

According to reports from television channel SportTV in Portugal, ex-SL Benfica manager Bruno Lage is close to taking over the managerial position at Aston Villa. Sport TV’s source claims negotiations between the manager and the Midlands club are at an “advanced” stage. Dean Smith is currently at the helm at Villa Park and today guaranteedContinue reading “Bruno Lage to take over at Aston Villa?”

Joelson Fernandes: The Lowdown

The 17-year-old wizard has been drawing attention across Europe for well over a year now and for good reason. The latest club to show interest and perhaps the club whose interest is the most concrete to date, is Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal. His release clause currently sits at €45 million, however, with his contract expiring inContinue reading “Joelson Fernandes: The Lowdown”

Pep Guardiola Delighted with João Cancelo Transformation

João Cancelo started and played 90 minutes for Manchester City yesterday, for just the twelfth time in the Premier League. Cancelo, who put in a terrific shift operating as a left-back, has often been a point of discussion this season particularly in regards to his lack of game time under Pep Guardiola and possible unhappinessContinue reading “Pep Guardiola Delighted with João Cancelo Transformation”

FC Porto – Primeira Liga Champions 2019/20!

FC Porto tonight became Primeira Liga champions thanks to their 2-0 win against Sporting CP at the Estádio do Dragão. Sérgio Conceição’s men headed into the game knowing that just a point would be enough to see them crowned Primeira Liga champions. Captain Danilo Pereira had other ideas, popping up with a fantastic header onContinue reading “FC Porto – Primeira Liga Champions 2019/20!”

Heavy Portuguese involvement in Europa League draw

Despite there being no Portuguese teams left in this seasons edition of the UEFA Europa League, there is still serious Portuguese involvement in the competition in the form of both players and management. Shakhtar or Wolfsburg v Basel or Frankfurt Shakhtar Donestk, currently under the management of Luís Castro have recently won the Ukrainian PremierContinue reading “Heavy Portuguese involvement in Europa League draw”

Champions League Draw with a Portuguese Twist

The quarter finals for the UEFA Champions League were revealed earlier. With many Portuguese players still active in the competition and Lisbon being used as the destination for the quarter-finals onward. Manchester City (🇵🇹 Bernardo Silva & João Cancelo) or Real Madrid v Juventus (🇵🇹Ronaldo) or Lyon (🇵🇹 Anthony Lopes) RB Leipzig v Atléti (🇵🇹Continue reading “Champions League Draw with a Portuguese Twist”

June Player of the Month: Jovane Cabral

Jovane Cabral is the first winner of the Próxima Jornada Player of the Month award for his fantastic performances during the month of June. The Cape Verdean man exploded into life in June, the first month of Primeira Liga football after the COVID-19 enforced break. In a run of four games, he scored five goals,Continue reading “June Player of the Month: Jovane Cabral”

Bernardo Silva becomes ninth Portuguese player to reach 100 Premier League appearances

Bernardo Silva’s involvement in yesterday’s clash between Manchester City and Southampton meant that he became the ninth Portuguese player to reach a century of appearances in England’s top flight. Luis Boa Morte tops the list with both the most appearances and most clubs played for by a Portuguese player. He racked up 296 approaches forContinue reading “Bernardo Silva becomes ninth Portuguese player to reach 100 Premier League appearances”