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 Paços defence all afternoon, in the first half he operated on … Continue reading Player of the Week: Jovane Cabral
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, there is another battle brewing in Liga NOS, a battle that … Continue reading The Battle for Europa League Football: A Closer Look
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 a fixed day of the week, but when all games from … Continue reading Player of the Week: Mateus Pasinato
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 is something that we, as football fans must get used to, … Continue reading Primeira Liga Returns | Jornada 25: Review
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 as Famalicão taken on leaders FC Porto at 9:10. The channel … Continue reading FreeSports announce increase in televised Liga NOS 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. Below are the fixture times and dates for Match-weeks 25 … Continue reading Liga Portugal announces remaining Primeira Liga fixtures
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) is a European youth tournament, formed in the 2012/13 season and … Continue reading Revisiting FC Porto’s UEFA Youth League triumph: 1 year on
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 support them during these testing times. The reason I have chosen … Continue reading From Liverpool to Jamor: My Charity Walk
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 feel a special connection to a player for a multitude of … Continue reading Your Favourite Portuguese Players
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. He opened the scoring after 31 minutes after some great work … Continue reading Próxima Jornada Player of the Week: Francisco Trincão
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 coming from Sporting CP. Rúben Amorim is undoubtedly a fantastic coach … Continue reading Sporting CP hire Rúben Amorim for the 3rd highest transfer fee paid for a 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 have won 13, drawn 7 and lost just 4. However, the … Continue reading Custódio named SC Braga manager