Próxima Jornada Meets: Estoril Midfielder Rosier Loreintz

When Estoril Praia knocked out three different Primeira Liga sides out the Taça de Portugal en route to the semi-finals, it was clear to see that Bruno Pinheiro’s men belonged in the Portuguese top flight. Sure enough, Estoril won the Segunda Liga, winning 20 of their 34 games and gained promotion to the top flight in the process. Supporters of the Canarinhos were in dreamland, … Continue reading Próxima Jornada Meets: Estoril Midfielder Rosier Loreintz

In Safe Hands: The Numbers Behind José Sá’s Season So Far

José Sá has been a revelation since joining Wolverhampton Wanderers from Olympiacos. Uncapped at national team level, Sá was brought in to replace Rui Patrício, Portugal’s undisputed number one and a man with over a century of caps for A Seleção. Big boots, and gloves, to fill. However, the Braga-born man has taken the Premier League by storm in his first season so far, with a … Continue reading In Safe Hands: The Numbers Behind José Sá’s Season So Far

Portuguese Involvement in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16: All You Need to Know

After a botched first attempt, the last 16 draw for the UEFA Champions League is here! As usual, there is plenty of Portuguese participation across Europe’s elite football tournament, with all but two ties featuring Portuguese players and/or coaches. Aaron Barton for Próxima Jornada gives you all you need to know. A reminder that the last 16 will commence after the January transfer window, so … Continue reading Portuguese Involvement in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16: All You Need to Know

Here We Go Again…Everything You Need to Know About the World Cup Playoffs

Here we go again. Last night’s defeat at the hands of Serbia means that just like in 2010 and 2014, Portugal will need to win via the playoffs to guarantee a spot at the 2022 World Cup. With so many questions being asked of the Seleção, Fernando Santos and the Federeção over how a crop of talent as good as this one has to rely … Continue reading Here We Go Again…Everything You Need to Know About the World Cup Playoffs

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