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”

André Silva intends to stay in Germany

According to TuttoSport, on-loan Eintracht Frankfurt striker André Silva has already expressed his desire to not return to AC Milan. Both André and Ante Rebic are on two-year loans, Silva joined Frankfurt and Ante Rebic travelled in the other direction. According to reports, Rebic is happy and would like to stay in Milan and AndréContinue reading “André Silva intends to stay in Germany”

The Portuguese in Premier League: By Numbers

The Premier League is returning on Wednesday following the COVID-19 mid-season postponement. Many of the leagues around Europe have already returned, Primeira Liga being one of them, but for many, this is the league they’ve been waiting for. At Próxima Jornada we are just as excited for the league’s return espeically given that there areContinue reading “The Portuguese in Premier League: By Numbers”

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”