The Florentino Luís Conundrum

Florentino Luís’ life at Benfica is proving to be increasingly difficult following a successful 2018/19 season under Bruno Lage. His freezing out by Lage has left many fans and journalists alike, confused and curious. Luís came through As Águias’ youth system, joining the Lisbon outfit in 2010 at the age of 11. He eventually signedContinue reading “The Florentino Luís Conundrum”

Player of the Week: Jovane Cabral

This weeks Próxima Jornada Player of the Week goes to Sporting CP attacker, Jovane Cabral. The 22 year old Cape Verdean made just fourth start this season for Sporting and put in perhaps his best of the season so far, following on from an impressive game last week. He was a nuisance to the PaçosContinue reading “Player of the Week: Jovane Cabral”

The Battle for Europa League Football: A Closer Look

The battle that has dominated and will continue to dominate the headlines in Portugal and beyond is the Primeira Liga title race between SL Benfica and FC Porto. Both sides have had peculiar campaigns and it has felt like the Primeira Liga trophy has been continually passed back and forth between the two. However, thereContinue reading “The Battle for Europa League Football: A Closer Look”

Player of the Week: Mateus Pasinato

Welcome back to the Próxima Jornada Player of the Week! After a hiatus due to the COVID-19 enforced break, our weekly feature where we highlight the best player from that match week, has returned. With the fixture schedule being as congested as it is, Player of the Week will no longer come out on aContinue reading “Player of the Week: Mateus Pasinato”

Primeira Liga Returns | Jornada 25: Review

Portuguese football is back! Primeira Liga returned to our screens this week with Jornada 25. The match-week started on Wednesday 3rd of June and stretched to Sunday 7th June, with at least one game being played every night. The games were, of course, played behind closed doors which made for strange viewing but it isContinue reading “Primeira Liga Returns | Jornada 25: Review”

Nuno had a dream: How Nuno Espírito Santo turned his dream into a reality

Part I – Out of Darkness Cometh Light To celebrate Nuno Espírito Santo’s 3 year anniversary in charge of Wolves and his continued championing of Portuguese players in England, Próxima Jornada has produced a 2-part piece on his time in England so far. This first piece entitled, Out of Darkness Cometh Light focuses solely onContinue reading “Nuno had a dream: How Nuno Espírito Santo turned his dream into a reality”

FreeSports announce increase in televised Liga NOS fixtures!

FreeSports, the sister channel of sports heavyweight PremierSports announced an increase in broadcasted Liga NOS fixtures in the UK. The channel, which is available to those in the UK free of charge will be showing THREE fixtures from each Jornada/Round of fixtures! The channel will be showing the second match of Primeira Liga’s return asContinue reading “FreeSports announce increase in televised Liga NOS fixtures!”

Rony Lopes: The Interview

As we move towards the end of May, the footballing world also moves towards resumption. Bundesliga football is back in Germany, Liga NOS will return on the 3rd of June and La Liga is likely to be back around the 8th of June.  Aaron Barton spoke to Sevilla and Portugal international Rony Lopes in anContinue reading “Rony Lopes: The Interview”

The Diogo Jota Conundrum

The main body of this article was taken from a longer Próxima Jornada piece entitled Portugal: A Goalscoring Problem? This can be found by clicking the green link. Diogo Jota is a relative newcomer to the Seleção set-up, but the 23-year-old is a player that many believe could be a valuable asset to Portugal inContinue reading “The Diogo Jota Conundrum”

Portugal: A goalscoring problem? A Closer Look

Yesterday, Raphaël Guerreiro became the 2nd top Portuguese scorer across Europe’s Top 5 leagues behind Cristiano Ronaldo. One side of the coin is that Raphaël has done extremely well, excelling in his more advanced role for Dortmund. Since the resumption of the Bundesliga following the enforced break, he has managed to find the back ofContinue reading “Portugal: A goalscoring problem? A Closer Look”

Liga Portugal announces remaining Primeira Liga fixtures

The Liga have announced the dates and times for the remaining matches in the Primeira Liga following the resumption of the league. Fixtures are subject to change due to TV licensing The Liga will kick off on Wednesday June 3rd with Portimonense v Gil Vicente at 19:00, before Famalicão take on FC Porto at 21:15.Continue reading “Liga Portugal announces remaining Primeira Liga fixtures”

Portuguese Impact on Bundesliga Return

Today marked the return of football, at least football within the top 5 European leagues. It’s return brought with it no supporters, no noise and a strange vibe but ultimately, football is back. There are currently 3 active Portuguese talents within the German top flight, Eintracht Frankfurt duo Gonçalo Paciência and André Silva as wellContinue reading “Portuguese Impact on Bundesliga Return”