A View From The Opposition | AC Milan

It is matchday three in the UEFA Champions League and FC Porto welcome Italian giants and seven-time Champions League winners AC Milan to the Estádio do Dragão. Milan have narrowly lost both of their games in the competition so far but are unbeaten in Serie A and only Napoli have conceded less goals.  To get theContinue reading “A View From The Opposition | AC Milan”

José Mourinho Inspires Abel Ferreira’s Return to the Copa Libertadores Final

For the second successive season, Abel Ferreira and Palmeiras are in the Copa Libertadores final. Last year, he became only the second Portuguese manager in the history of the competition to win it, the other being Jorge Jesus who won it with Flamengo the season before. This season, Palmeiras are looking to lift the trophyContinue reading “José Mourinho Inspires Abel Ferreira’s Return to the Copa Libertadores Final”

NINE Portuguese Players Nominated for Golden Boy 2021

The list of the 100 nominees for the 2021 edition of the Golden Boy award has been released by Italian newspaper TuttoSport. The winner is voted for by a panel of sports journalists who work at newspapers across Europe. The newspapers included in the voting are L’Equipe (France), ABOLA (Portugal), Marca (Spain), De Telegraaf (Netherlands),Continue reading “NINE Portuguese Players Nominated for Golden Boy 2021”

Four Portuguese Players in GOAL NXGN Top 50 Wonderkids List

Online football website GOAL has devised a list ranking the 50 best wonderkids in world football, entitled NXGN Top 50. The list ranks players born on or after January 1, 2002 from around the world. Interestingly, three of the four players play for Sporting CP, a club who over the last season and a halfContinue reading “Four Portuguese Players in GOAL NXGN Top 50 Wonderkids List”

The Scout Report Series #003 – Pedro Neto

For this week’s edition of The Scout Report Series, we travel to the team with the most Portuguese players in England, and we are going to talk about a young player, who at just 20 has already had spells in Portugal, Italy and is now displaying his best football in the Midlands for Wolves. WeContinue reading “The Scout Report Series #003 – Pedro Neto”

How Could Portugal Look Without Premier League Players?

Following the recent news that Premier League clubs will not be obliged to let Portuguese stars represent A Seleção during the international break in March, Aaron Barton looks at what Fernando Santos’ squad could look like for the World Cup Qualifiers v Azerbaijan, Serbia and Luxembourg. Why might clubs not allow their Portuguese players toContinue reading “How Could Portugal Look Without Premier League Players?”

“I Just Want to Leave” – André Villas-Boas Offers His Resignation

During today’s pre-match press conference ahead of Marseille v Lens, André Villas-Boas told journalists he has already submitted his resignation to the board and is waiting for their approval, citing the signing of Olivier Ntcham from Celtic as the last straw. It is the latest in a long line of dramatic events surrounding the FrenchContinue reading ““I Just Want to Leave” – André Villas-Boas Offers His Resignation”

Abel Ferreira Masterclass Sees Palmeiras Hammer River Plate

Last night, Abel Ferreira’s Palmeiras gave themselves a real chance of making their first Copa Libertadores since 2001 with a near-perfect performance. The Brazillian side ran out 3-0 winners in Buenos Aires over Argentinian heavyweights River Plate, despite coming into the game as underdogs. Rony, Luiz Adriano and Matias Viña the goalscorers for Verdão.  RiverContinue reading “Abel Ferreira Masterclass Sees Palmeiras Hammer River Plate”

2020 Quinas de Ouro Winners Announced

The 2020 Quinas de Ouro winners were announced today by the FPF (Federação Portuguesa de Futebol). The awards ceremony recognises the work done by Portuguese athletes and coaches during the 2019/20 season and is organised by A Federação Portuguesa de Futebol (FPF), do Sindicato dos Jogadores Profissionais de Futebol (SJPF) and da Associação Nacional deContinue reading “2020 Quinas de Ouro Winners Announced”

Portugal’s New Golden Generation

A Seleção, Portugal’s national team, is currently enjoying the best period in its 99-year history. Fernando Santos’ men are the current European champions, UEFA Nations League champions and have one of the best squads in world football both in terms of quality and depth. However, even after all of the glory and ecstasy of theContinue reading “Portugal’s New Golden Generation”

“He’s Already Showing His Quality” Hansi Flick Speaks on Tiago Dantas and His Impact So Far

After Wednesday’s Champions League clash between German giants Bayern Munich and Diego Simeone’s Atlético de Madrid, two friends met to exchange shirts and conversation. The pair in question were Portuguese duo Tiago Dantas and João Félix, former teammates and Seixal academy graduates. Bayern manager Flick joined the pair for a minute or two, before givingContinue reading ““He’s Already Showing His Quality” Hansi Flick Speaks on Tiago Dantas and His Impact So Far”

Pep Guardiola Tips Bernardo for a Better Season

Pep Guardiola, in an interview with numerous media outlets, has spoken about his ongoing faith in midfielder Bernardo Silva, his issues last season and has tipped him to have a big impact this season. “He was exhausted, his mind was exhausted” “He was injured in some moments and he didn’t reach the levels of previousContinue reading “Pep Guardiola Tips Bernardo for a Better Season”