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”

Primeira Liga Returns | Jornada 25: Review

Portuguese football is back! Primeira Liga returned to our screens this week with Jornada 25. The match-week started on Wednesday 3rd of June and stretched to Sunday 7th June, with at least one game being played every night. The games were, of course, played behind closed doors which made for strange viewing but it isContinue reading “Primeira Liga Returns | Jornada 25: Review”

FreeSports announce increase in televised Liga NOS fixtures!

FreeSports, the sister channel of sports heavyweight PremierSports announced an increase in broadcasted Liga NOS fixtures in the UK. The channel, which is available to those in the UK free of charge will be showing THREE fixtures from each Jornada/Round of fixtures! The channel will be showing the second match of Primeira Liga’s return asContinue reading “FreeSports announce increase in televised Liga NOS fixtures!”

Liga Portugal announces remaining Primeira Liga fixtures

The Liga have announced the dates and times for the remaining matches in the Primeira Liga following the resumption of the league. Fixtures are subject to change due to TV licensing The Liga will kick off on Wednesday June 3rd with Portimonense v Gil Vicente at 19:00, before Famalicão take on FC Porto at 21:15.Continue reading “Liga Portugal announces remaining Primeira Liga fixtures”

Revisiting FC Porto’s UEFA Youth League triumph: 1 year on

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of FC Porto’s UEFA Youth League triumph, a 3-1 win against Chelsea FC. This campaign is a great story and an key developmental episode for many players who have the potential to represent their clubs and the Seleção at the very highest level. The UEFA Youth League (UYL) isContinue reading “Revisiting FC Porto’s UEFA Youth League triumph: 1 year on”

From Liverpool to Jamor: My Charity Walk

Hi there! As you may know, Próxima Jornada is ran solely by me (Aaron) and I am writing today not to analyse a team or to provide insight, but to ask a small favour. I have decided to raise funds for both the UK’s NHS and the Portuguese NHS (Serviço Nacional de Saúde) to supportContinue reading “From Liverpool to Jamor: My Charity Walk”

Your Favourite Portuguese Players

As you may have seen on Twitter, Próxima Jornada recently asked you to submit your 5 favourite Portuguese players of all time with a reason for each player. The beauty of football is that, for the most part, it is subjective. Each player can mean something entirely different to each individual supporter. We can feelContinue reading “Your Favourite Portuguese Players”

Próxima Jornada Player of the Week: Francisco Trincão

This weeks Próxima Jornada Player of the Week goes to SC Braga’s Francisco Trincão after his inspired performance against Portimonense on Friday! This was Braga’s first match under new manager Cústodio following Rúben Amorim’s departure to Sporting CP and Trincão wasted no time in showing his new manager exactly what he is capable of. HeContinue reading “Próxima Jornada Player of the Week: Francisco Trincão”

Sporting CP hire Rúben Amorim for the 3rd highest transfer fee paid for a manager.

Sporting CP today hired SC Braga manager Rúben Amorim, triggering his €10 million release clause, making him the 3rd highest transfer fee paid for a manager. André Vilas-Boas to Chelsea and Brendan Rodgers to Leicester the only other managers to command a bigger fee than Amorim This is just the latest in strange decisions comingContinue reading “Sporting CP hire Rúben Amorim for the 3rd highest transfer fee paid for a manager.”

Custódio named SC Braga manager

SC Braga today announced that Custódio Castro is the new head coach following Ruben Amorim’s departure to Sporting CP. This is a step up for Custódio who has been leading SC Braga’s U17 side until today. He has done very well with the Juniores, who are 2nd in the Juniores B Liga. His side haveContinue reading “Custódio named SC Braga manager”

Próxima Jornada Player of the Week: Ryan Gauld

This weeks edition of Próxima Jornada Player of the Week is scooped by SC Farense’s Ryan Gauld! The 24-year-old Scottish attacker netted his first ever career hat-trick against Académico Viseu, helping his side to a 3-1 win which sees SC Farense sit 2nd, level on points with Nacional at the top of LigaPro, Portugal’s secondContinue reading “Próxima Jornada Player of the Week: Ryan Gauld”