Tag Archives: 'football'


Press Review – EU Comissioner not fazed by new Lisbon finance appointment

Tuesday, 2 July: “Maintain the same firm and constant path” is the advice from European Commissioner for Economic Affairs, Olli Rehn to new Portuguese finance minister, Maria Luís Albuquerque who takes over from Vítor Gaspar after his resignation on Monday.

World Cup: Portugal defeats Russia, takes group lead

Hélder Postiga’s sole goal was crucial to keep qualifying hopes intact. Cristiano Ronaldo was a constant threat, but the winger failed to overcome Russian keeper Igor Akinfeev.

Football: Porto celebrates title after win at Paços de Ferreira

Despite Benfica’s win over Moreirense, the ‘Dragões’ secured the Championship on the final matchday.

Football: Benfica chases European glory

The Portuguese club looks to avoid its seventh straight defeat, with Benfica manager Jorge Jesus saying the FC Porto match “just has nothing to do with this final.” Supporters are already gathering outside the Amsterdam arena.

Football: Porto takes lead from Benfica with last-gasp effort

With one match to go, FC Porto is poised to celebrate the Championship with a win over Paços de Ferreira, which has already qualified for the UEFA Champions League.

Football: Estoril shock Benfica; race for title gets hotter

League leaders Benfica will visit FC Porto with a two point lead, in a match that may determine this year’s champions.

Football: Benfica targets title ahead of FC Porto visit

Porto’s win on Saturday may not pressure Benfica if they beat Estoril tonight.

Europa League: Benfica reaches final on Cardozo’s two goals

The Portuguese will play Chelsea in their first European final since 1990 after dropping Fenerbahçe in clear fashion.

Football: FC Porto pressures Benfica ahead of key clash

Both clubs are separated by one point as Benfica plays Maritimo tonight, as all eyes will be on the “clássico” at Estádio do Dragão.

Europa League: Benfica falls behind in Istanbul

A controversial late goal for Fenerbahce came after the Turkish side hit the woodwork on three occasions.