Benfica boss labels Chelsea 'disrespectful' over Fernandez talks
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Benfica boss labels Chelsea 'disrespectful' over Fernandez talks

Benfica head coach Roger Schmidt had made some interesting comments regarding the Chelsea attempts to land Enzo Fernandez. The Benfica boss claims that the Blues acted like they would pay the player's full release clause, but then wanted to enter negotiations to drive the price down. Fernandez currently has a $126 million release clause with […]

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Benfica boss labels Chelsea 'disrespectful' over Fernandez talks

Benfica head coach Roger Schmidt had made some interesting comments regarding the Chelsea attempts to land Enzo Fernandez. The Benfica boss claims that the Blues acted like they would pay the player's full release clause, but then wanted to enter negotiations to drive the price down. Fernandez currently has a $126 million release clause with […]

PSG owners buy minority stake in Portuguese club SC Braga

Qatar Sports Investment, which owns PSG in France, purchased a minority stake in Portuguese club SC Braga. The move comes amid frequent discussion of clubs branching out into other countries. Qatar Sports Investment, also known as simply QSI, purchased 21.67% of SC Braga. There is no announcement on a fee that QSI paid to Braga […]

Chelsea

/ 121 days ago

Todd Boehly in talks to purchase Portuguese club

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is looking to expand his soccer club portfolio, with a Portuguese club catching his eye. Reports claim the American businessman is currently in talks to purchase Portimonense Sporting Club in Portugal. Boehly, along with his partners, also co-own the Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB) and Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA). The Portuguese club […]

Leagues: La Liga

/ 145 days ago

2030 FIFA World Cup Spain-Portugal bid may win, says UEFA

Despite the joint bid from Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup, the proposal by Spain-Portugal appears to have an edge to host the world's most significant sports event. The governing body of soccer in Europe, known as UEFA, maintains a confident stance that Spain and Portugal will provide the […]

benfica

/ 149 days ago

Benfica signs John Brooks ahead of Champions League

Veteran USMNT defender John Brooks has signed with Benfica, a club that competes in the top flight of Portuguese soccer. After four matchdays in the Primeira Liga, Benfica sits in first place, undefeated with four wins. John Brooks’ move to the Portuguese outfit comes at an integral time, as Gregg Berhalter announces his 26-man roster […]

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/ 158 days ago

Benfica's Neres ends Dynamo Kyiv's Champions League hopes

Paris (AFP) – Benfica cruised into the group stage of the Champions League after overrunning Dynamo Kyiv 3-0 in the second leg of their playoff on Tuesday thanks to David Neres' assist and goal. The two-time European champions from Portugal will be in the draw on Thursday while Dynamo will be in the Europa League. […]
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/ 172 days ago

Youngsters Fernandez, Araujo help Benfica into Champions League play-offs

Paris (AFP) – Two-time former champions Benfica beat Mitjylland 3-1 on Tuesday to win 7-2 on aggregate and reach the final Champions League qualifying play-off round. Young midfielder Enzo Fernandez and 20-year-old striker Henrique Araujo scored before Pione Sisto responded for the Danes. Argentinian Fernandez, 21, and Araujo were making just their second European appearances […]
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/ 266 days ago

Porto win at Benfica to seal Portuguese title

Lisbon (AFP) – Zaidu Sanusi scored in added time on Saturday as Porto clinched their 30th Portuguese league title with a 1-0 victory away to Benfica. The result also guarantees that last year's champions Sporting will finish second, and qualify for the Champions League group stage, with Benfica third. Nigerian left-back Zaidu struck on a […]
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African players in Europe: Salah’s Old Trafford hat-trick

Paris (AFP) – Prolific Liverpool scorer Mohamed Salah became the first away player to net a Premier League hat-trick at Old Trafford as he starred in a 5-0 humiliation of Manchester United. The 29-year-old Egyptian also overtook former Chelsea star Didier Drogba as the leading African scorer in the most watched domestic league in the […]
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Conceicao agrees Porto contract extension

Lisbon (AFP) – Coach Sergio Conceicao has extended his contract with Porto by three years to June 2024, the club announced on Saturday.  The new deal "means more responsibility", Sergio Conceicao told a news conference.  "I always have one essential thing in mind: the success of Porto professionally," he said, adding he was looking forward […]
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Sporting clinch first Portuguese title since 2002

Lisbon (AFP) – Sporting Lisbon were crowned champions of Portugal for the first in almost two decades on Tuesday. A 1-0 win over Boavista at their Jose Alvalade Stadium clinched Sporting's 19th title with the last coming back in 2002. Paulinho's 36th minute goal put 'the Lions' out of reach of outgoing champions Porto at […]
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