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”

Ronaldo becomes first Juventus player to hit 25 Serie A goals for 60 years

Last night Cristiano Ronaldo thumped home a magnificent free-kick against Torino, his first free-kick goal for Juventus, and in the process became the first Juventus player to hit 25 Serie A goals in a single campaign since Omar Sívori in the 1960/61 season.  Juventus have had some top-class forwards that have come close to matchingContinue reading “Ronaldo becomes first Juventus player to hit 25 Serie A goals for 60 years”

Taça de Portugal final moved to Coimbra

The 2019/2020 final of the Taça de Portugal will take place at the Estádio Cidade de Coimbra at 8:45 pm on Saturday, August 1. This the first time the final has been held outside of Estádio Nacional in Oeiras since the 1982/83 season. That match was played at the Estádio das Antas between this yearsContinue reading “Taça de Portugal final moved to Coimbra”

Custódio departs SC Braga

Custódio, the man brought in to replace Rúben Amorim following his exit, has stepped down from his position as first team manager. He presided over Braga for just six matches, losing three, drawing two and losing the other two. His last involvement as first team manager came last night in a 3-2 defeat away atContinue reading “Custódio departs SC Braga”

Englishman Easah Suliman impresses on full debut for Vitória SC

Easah Suliman became the fifth Englishman to start a Primeira Liga match this century last night, playing all 90 minutes for Vitória SC in their 2-0 win against Vitória Setúbal. He turned in a solid performance for Ivo Vieira’s side, filling in for the injured Bondarenko. The former England under-19 captain made his official debutContinue reading “Englishman Easah Suliman impresses on full debut for Vitória SC”

Bruno Lage resigns as SL Benfica manager

Bruno Lage’s tenure as SL Benfica manager has tonight came to an end. The Lisbon side lost 2-0 in Madeira to Marítimo, the final nail in the coffin. Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira (LFV) claimed in the post-match press conference that Lage had offered his resignation, feeling that people no longer wanted him in charge.Continue reading “Bruno Lage resigns as SL Benfica manager”

Os Belenenses: Redemption and Rebirth

At the end of the 2017/18 Primeira Liga season, a historic club was changed forever. Os Belenenses, founded in 1919 and steeped in tradition (one of only two clubs outside of the ‘Big 3’ to have won the Primeira Liga) split from the SAD (Sociedade Anónima Deportiva) following a long-running and bitter feud. As aContinue reading “Os Belenenses: Redemption and Rebirth”

Pepa’s Paços Push on

Paços de Ferreira was victorious yet again last night, running out 3-1 winners away at Tondela. Douglas Tanque scored a brace in the first half before Yohan Tavares scored an own goal which wrapped up all three points for the Pacenses. This victory is just the latest in a string of impressive performances from Pepa’sContinue reading “Pepa’s Paços Push on”

The Kids are Alright: Rúben Amorim’s Refreshing Faith in Youth

Last night at the Estádio José Alvalade, Rúben Amorim fielded a team which featured eight players aged 22 or under. Luís Maximiano (21), Eduardo Quaresma (18), Rafael Camacho (20), Matheus Nunes (21), Wendel (22), Nuno Mendes (18), Gonzalo Plata (19), Jovane Cabral (22). On the bench, another three players 22 or under, Joelson Fernandes (17), Pedro Mendes (22) andContinue reading “The Kids are Alright: Rúben Amorim’s Refreshing Faith in Youth”

UEFA Youth League Dates Confirmed

The UEFA Youth League has announced the dates for the remaining fixtures of their annual youth Champions League tournament. All fixtures will be played in Nyon in a mini tournament style. There is some Portuguese involvement in the Youth League in the form of SL Benfica! The young Eagles are currently in the quarter-finals againstContinue reading “UEFA Youth League Dates Confirmed”

Lisbon to host UEFA Champions League: Confirmed

UEFA have confirmed that the 2019/20 Champions League quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will be played as a straight knockout tournament in Lisbon in August. All these ties will be single-leg fixtures. The date for the competitions return is the 7th of August and the fixtures will be split between Sporting CP’s Estádio José Alvalade andContinue reading “Lisbon to host UEFA Champions League: Confirmed”