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European Football
In recovery, Sporting prepares for Benfica
12:00 Sunday 3rd February 2019

Sporting play Benfica in the Portuguese Premeira Liga on Sunday. They play them again in a Taca [Cup] de Portugal first leg affair midweek. The rivalry between the two, along with Porto the biggest clubs in the country, guarantees an intense…

Bundesliga
Can Eintracht Frankfurt's Front-Three Help Them Sustain A Bundesliga Title Charge?
12:00 Monday 26th November 2018

Life’s been good for Eintracht Frankfurt post-Niko Kovac. Replacing the successful Croatian with the less-experienced Adi Hutter sparked questions from fans. However, the former BSC Young Boys manager took little time to establish a fluid,…

Bundesliga
Is Luka Jovic ready to fulfil huge potential?
15:00 Saturday 27th October 2018

Luka Jovic has been mentioned as a hot prospect for several years now. Enthusiasts of the Football Manager and FIFA franchises will have understood the striker's potential during that time. They've been waiting patiently for him…

Germany
Renato Sanches faces make or break season at Bayern Munich 
12:00 Saturday 14th July 2018

Renato Sanches' last highlight was winning the European Championship in France two years ago. Others which followed have been pure horror. Among them an aimless pass to advertising hoarding when Swansea City visited Chelsea. With Niko Kovac…

European Football
Porto crowned Portuguese champions after Lisbon derby stalemate
16:30 Sunday 6th May 2018

Benfica's hopes of winning a fifth successive Portuguese championship were ended at Sporting Clube de Portugal. The two fierce rivals took to the Estadio Jose Alvalade pitch knowing victory was vital. In a cruel twist of fate,…

European Football
Title race wide open in Portugal
10:00 Wednesday 18th April 2018

We are now at the business end of most European seasons. Manchester City, Bayern Munich, PSV Eindhoven, and Paris St Germain are already crowned champions of their respective leagues. Juventus and Barcelona should also secure their titles within…

European Football
Portugal Primed for Excitement as title-race hots up
17:00 Wednesday 7th February 2018

The last four years have seen Benfica rise to the top of Portugal’s footballing scene with little or no fight from the other teams. A few major transfer fees of their top performers to foreign lands allowed them to land big money…

Champions League
6 European giants eliminated in the Champions League group stages
14:00 Thursday 7th December 2017

Wednesday night witnessed some shock results in the Champions League group stages. It also sealed the fate of numerous clubs. Why have so many European giants fallen at the first hurdle in this season's competition? Benfica The Portuguese…

Champions League
Tuesday's Champions League group stage finale: The doomed teams
14:00 Tuesday 5th December 2017

The Champions League returns tonight as European bigwigs prepare to light up stadiums across the continent. Some teams, though, have been doomed to elimination, meaning their final matches are dead rubbers. Let’s take a…

Opinion
How Jonas became Europe's most underrated striker
13:30 Wednesday 29th November 2017

If goals are the metric for evaluating the proficiency of strikers, then why is Benfica forward Jonas not ranked among Europe's elites? The Brazilian has consistently racked up impressive numbers in Portugal - 101 in 130 games since joining…

Champions League
3 games to watch during Wednesday's UEFA Champions League action
12:30 Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Wednesday's action in the UEFA Champions League will have eight matches, all of them which are quite interesting. However, there are three games that certainly stand out above the rest: Juventus vs FC Barcelona Who could deny this authentic…

European Football
Five UEFA clubs who sell young, compete high
09:00 Tuesday 7th November 2017

Fans are passionate, owners pragmatic. To survive, most clubs develop and sell young talent. Here are five that thrive by selling young and competing high. Fans know how important an academy is for a club. Evertonians derived more pleasure…

Opinion
Manchester United 2-0 Benfica: 3 things we learned
15:00 Wednesday 1st November 2017

Manchester United effectively secured qualification into Champions League knockout stages - though not mathematically, it would take a catastrophic collapse to mean otherwise - with a 2-0 win against Benfica on Tuesday night. From an Anthony…

Champions League
3 UEFA Champions League games to watch on Tuesday
11:30 Tuesday 31st October 2017

Champions League matchday four takes place over next two nights. The time has arrived to start separating contenders from pretenders. With knockout berths at stake, every single play is crucial. Here are three Champions League encounters no…

Opinion
Manchester United is facing Benfica at the perfect time
11:30 Wednesday 18th October 2017

Manchester United travel to the Estádio da Luz to face Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday night. The English side are big favourites to pick up all three points. Victory for the Red Devils will see them keep their place atop of Group…