Bruno Lage to take over at Aston Villa?

According to reports from television channel SportTV in Portugal, ex-SL Benfica manager Bruno Lage is close to taking over the managerial position at Aston Villa. Sport TV’s source claims negotiations between the manager and the Midlands club are at an “advanced” stage. Dean Smith is currently at the helm at Villa Park and today guaranteedContinue reading “Bruno Lage to take over at Aston Villa?”

Joelson Fernandes: The Lowdown

The 17-year-old wizard has been drawing attention across Europe for well over a year now and for good reason. The latest club to show interest and perhaps the club whose interest is the most concrete to date, is Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal. His release clause currently sits at €45 million, however, with his contract expiring inContinue reading “Joelson Fernandes: The Lowdown”

FC Porto – Primeira Liga Champions 2019/20!

FC Porto tonight became Primeira Liga champions thanks to their 2-0 win against Sporting CP at the Estádio do Dragão. Sérgio Conceição’s men headed into the game knowing that just a point would be enough to see them crowned Primeira Liga champions. Captain Danilo Pereira had other ideas, popping up with a fantastic header onContinue reading “FC Porto – Primeira Liga Champions 2019/20!”

Champions League Draw with a Portuguese Twist

The quarter finals for the UEFA Champions League were revealed earlier. With many Portuguese players still active in the competition and Lisbon being used as the destination for the quarter-finals onward. Manchester City (🇵🇹 Bernardo Silva & João Cancelo) or Real Madrid v Juventus (🇵🇹Ronaldo) or Lyon (🇵🇹 Anthony Lopes) RB Leipzig v Atléti (🇵🇹Continue reading “Champions League Draw with a Portuguese Twist”

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”

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”