Meet Paulinho – Portugal’s Most In-form Striker

On Sunday afternoon and with less than eight minutes on the clock, Chapi Romano played a pass into the path of striker Paulinho. At this point, you could have looked the complete other way and still knew with complete certainty what was about to happen. The 22-year-old stroked the ball home first time into the bottom corner, finishing with a degree of confidence that a … Continue reading Meet Paulinho – Portugal’s Most In-form Striker

A View From The Opposition | AC Milan

It is matchday three in the UEFA Champions League and FC Porto welcome Italian giants and seven-time Champions League winners AC Milan to the Estádio do Dragão. Milan have narrowly lost both of their games in the competition so far but are unbeaten in Serie A and only Napoli have conceded less goals.  To get the lowdown on the Rossoneri and what Porto can expect, Próxima Jornada caught … Continue reading A View From The Opposition | AC Milan

A View from the Opposition | Beşiktaş v Sporting

After losing their first two UEFA Champions League games, Sporting travel to Turkey to take on Beşiktaş hoping to get points on the board. Próxima Jornada spoke to Sinan Schwarting of the Black Eagles Podcast to get the lowdown on what Rúben Amorim’s men can expect. For a side that perennially competes for titles in Turkey, Beşiktaş went into last season with very low expectations. … Continue reading A View from the Opposition | Beşiktaş v Sporting

Fernando Santos Names Portugal Squad for October

Fernando Santos today announced his Portugal squad for the upcoming games against Qatar (Oct 9th) and Luxembourg (Oct 12th). Santos had to make several alterations from his last squad in August, with Pote, Gonçalo Inácio and Otávio all suffering with recent injuries. Matheus Nunes recently ended speculation regarding his future by declaring he wants to play for Portugal over Brazil and he has now been … Continue reading Fernando Santos Names Portugal Squad for October

A View from the Opposition | SC Braga v FC Midtjylland

It is matchday two in the UEFA Europa League and Braga are on the hunt for their first win following a 2-1 defeat away in Belgrade. Their opponents tonight are Danish side FC Midtjylland. We reached out to the Danish football specialists at Vilfortpark.dk to get the lowdown on what Carlos Carvalhal and his men can expect tonight. FC Midtjylland delivered a disappointing performance in … Continue reading A View from the Opposition | SC Braga v FC Midtjylland

José Mourinho Inspires Abel Ferreira’s Return to the Copa Libertadores Final

For the second successive season, Abel Ferreira and Palmeiras are in the Copa Libertadores final. Last year, he became only the second Portuguese manager in the history of the competition to win it, the other being Jorge Jesus who won it with Flamengo the season before. This season, Palmeiras are looking to lift the trophy for the second year running. If they do so, they’ll … Continue reading José Mourinho Inspires Abel Ferreira’s Return to the Copa Libertadores Final

A View from the Opposition | FC Porto v Liverpool

It is matchday two in the UEFA Champions League and FC Porto welcome familiar foe Liverpool FC to the Estádio do Dragão. Próxima Jornada caught up with Ste Carson, Liverpool supporter and writer for Empire of the Kop, in order to get some insight into this Liverpool side and what Porto can expect from Jürgen Klopp’s men. Liverpool have started the season perhaps a little … Continue reading A View from the Opposition | FC Porto v Liverpool

A View from the Opposition | SL Benfica v FC Barcelona

It is Matchday Two in the UEFA Champions League and SL Benfica welcome FC Barcelona and former Benfica manager Ronald Koeman, to the Estádio da Luz. For this edition of A View from the Opposition, Próxima Jornada spoke to Omar Hawwash, the talented presenter, host of The Driven Shot podcast and creator of Blaugranagram. Omar, who frequently collaborates with FC Barcelona on their official platforms, … Continue reading A View from the Opposition | SL Benfica v FC Barcelona

A View from the Opposition | Borussia Dortmund vs Sporting CP

It is Matchday Two in the UEFA Champions League and defending Primeira Liga champions Sporting travel to Signal Iduna Park to face German heavyweights Borussia Dortmund.  For this edition of A View From the Opposition, Próxima Jornada caught up with commentator, presenter and all-round Bundesliga expert Derek Rae. Best known for his work as the lead voice on Bundesliga for ESPN, his commentary on EA Sports’ FIFA series and the DFL World Feed, Derek provides … Continue reading A View from the Opposition | Borussia Dortmund vs Sporting CP

Fans Set To Return To Stadiums In Portugal

Liga Portugal have announced in a statement that stadiums at the professional level in Portugal will start at 33% capacity next season. “The General Directorate of Health will soon publish all the rules and conditions for public access to the stadiums, agreed today with the Liga Portugal, highlighting that professional competitions will start with the possibility of 33% capacity in the venues, Ticket holders must … Continue reading Fans Set To Return To Stadiums In Portugal

“No Longer Part of The Squad” Tarantini Leaves Rio Ave After 13 Years

Club captain Tarantini has left Rio Ave after 13 years at the club. “This was not the expected outcome or one that I ever imagined” In an announcement on his social media page, Tarantini confirmed that his departure from the club was due to being told by the club’s president that he was not considered an option for the squad for the upcoming season. Rio … Continue reading “No Longer Part of The Squad” Tarantini Leaves Rio Ave After 13 Years

NINE Portuguese Players Nominated for Golden Boy 2021

The list of the 100 nominees for the 2021 edition of the Golden Boy award has been released by Italian newspaper TuttoSport. The winner is voted for by a panel of sports journalists who work at newspapers across Europe. The newspapers included in the voting are L’Equipe (France), ABOLA (Portugal), Marca (Spain), De Telegraaf (Netherlands), The Times (UK), Sport Express (Russia), France Football (France), Bild … Continue reading NINE Portuguese Players Nominated for Golden Boy 2021