Pep Guardiola Delighted with João Cancelo Transformation

João Cancelo started and played 90 minutes for Manchester City yesterday, for just the twelfth time in the Premier League. Cancelo, who put in a terrific shift operating as a left-back, has often been a point of discussion this season particularly in regards to his lack of game time under Pep Guardiola and possible unhappiness in Manchester. The 26-year-old Portuguese international arrived at the Etihad … Continue reading Pep Guardiola Delighted with João Cancelo Transformation

Heavy Portuguese involvement in Europa League draw

Despite there being no Portuguese teams left in this seasons edition of the UEFA Europa League, there is still serious Portuguese involvement in the competition in the form of both players and management. Shakhtar or Wolfsburg v Basel or Frankfurt Shakhtar Donestk, currently under the management of Luís Castro have recently won the Ukrainian Premier League and take into their clash a healthy 2-1 away … Continue reading Heavy Portuguese involvement in Europa League draw

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 (🇵🇹 João Félix) Barça (🇵🇹Nélson Semedo) or Napoli (🇵🇹Mário Rui) v … Continue reading Champions League Draw with a Portuguese Twist

Bernardo Silva becomes ninth Portuguese player to reach 100 Premier League appearances

Bernardo Silva’s involvement in yesterday’s clash between Manchester City and Southampton meant that he became the ninth Portuguese player to reach a century of appearances in England’s top flight. Luis Boa Morte tops the list with both the most appearances and most clubs played for by a Portuguese player. He racked up 296 approaches for four clubs (West Ham, Fulham, Arsenal and Southampton) Cristiano Ronaldo … Continue reading Bernardo Silva becomes ninth Portuguese player to reach 100 Premier League appearances

Ronaldo becomes first Juventus player to hit 25 Serie A goals for 60 years

Last night Cristiano Ronaldo thumped home a magnificent free-kick against Torino, his first free-kick goal for Juventus, and in the process became the first Juventus player to hit 25 Serie A goals in a single campaign since Omar Sívori in the 1960/61 season.  Juventus have had some top-class forwards that have come close to matching Sívori’s 25 goals in recent years however none had managed … Continue reading Ronaldo becomes first Juventus player to hit 25 Serie A goals for 60 years

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 and SL Benfica’s Estádio da Luz. UEFA are yet to make … Continue 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 André Silva is quite clearly content and performing extremely well in … Continue 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 are so many exciting Portuguese players in the division. Aaron Barton … Continue reading The Portuguese in Premier League: By Numbers

Nuno had a dream: How Nuno Espírito Santo turned his dream into a reality

Part I – Out of Darkness Cometh Light To celebrate Nuno Espírito Santo’s 3 year anniversary in charge of Wolves and his continued championing of Portuguese players in England, Próxima Jornada has produced a 2-part piece on his time in England so far. This first piece entitled, Out of Darkness Cometh Light focuses solely on Nuno’s first season in charge (2017/18). On the 31st of … Continue reading Nuno had a dream: How Nuno Espírito Santo turned his dream into a reality

Rony Lopes: The Interview

As we move towards the end of May, the footballing world also moves towards resumption. Bundesliga football is back in Germany, Liga NOS will return on the 3rd of June and La Liga is likely to be back around the 8th of June.  Aaron Barton spoke to Sevilla and Portugal international Rony Lopes in an open and frank discussion that covers all things from football’s … Continue reading Rony Lopes: The Interview

The Diogo Jota Conundrum

The main body of this article was taken from a longer Próxima Jornada piece entitled Portugal: A Goalscoring Problem? This can be found by clicking the green link. Diogo Jota is a relative newcomer to the Seleção set-up, but the 23-year-old is a player that many believe could be a valuable asset to Portugal in the coming years. Part of the Nations League squad that … Continue reading The Diogo Jota Conundrum

Portugal: A Goalscoring Problem? A Closer Look

Yesterday, Raphaël Guerreiro became the second top Portuguese scorer across Europe’s Top 5 leagues behind only Cristiano Ronaldo. One side of the coin is that Raphaël is doing extremely well, excelling in a more advanced role for Borussia Dortmund. Since the resumption of the Bundesliga following the enforced break, he has managed to find the back of the net 3 times in 2 matches and … Continue reading Portugal: A Goalscoring Problem? A Closer Look