Tag Archives: 'FC Porto'


Press Review – Half of Portuguese want government in power until 2015, but without Gaspar

Wednesday, 5 June: Daily newspaper “i” found that almost half of the Portuguese want the current coalition government in power until 2015 to comply with the mandate, but without Minister of Finance Vítor Gaspar.

Austerity: Government approves budget strategy document

The Budget Strategy Document contains structural reforms agreed with international creditors and aimed at reducing annual state spending by some €4bn.The document will be submitted to parliament and is also to be sent to the European Commission.

Football: Benfica gains lead as Porto stumbles

Benfica gained a key four-point advantage with seven games left, taking a big step towards winning the championship.

Champions League: FC Porto falls after Málaga defeat

The Portuguese champions’ campaign in European competitions came to an end after a gloomy performance against the Spanish side, further hindered by Steven Defour’s red card.

Football: Benfica regains league lead after easy win

An undisputed victory over last-placed Moreirense tightened Benfica’s grip at the top of the Portuguese League.

League Cup: Porto, Benfica win on debuts

Benfica needed an extra effort to beat Olhanense, as Porto cruised in Madeira.

Football: Porto plays catch up with Benfica; still sharing lead

The two clubs remain undisputed leaders, playing up to par with each other, and possibly out of reach of other contenders despite still having a long way to go.

Football: Sporting edges past Braga, breaks winless streak

In a showdown between Portuguese League contenders, the ‘Leões’ overcame the visitors for Vercauteren’s first win. Meanwhile, Porto and Benfica pull ahead.

Football: Porto complies, qualifies to next round

The Portuguese guaranteed a place in the knockout stage by grabbing the needed point in Kyiv.

Football: Sporting loses in Vercauteren’s debut, remains adrift

The new manager failed to provide more than a slight boost, while Porto and Benfica cruised to victory.