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  • Problems mount for Bayern Munich as long-time team doctor quits 21 hours 58 minutes ago

    Bayern Munich's long-time team doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt has surprisingly resigned following their Champions League loss to Porto, saying the medical department was blamed for the defeat. Mueller-Wohlfahrt, a respected doctor, has been in charge since 1977 and has also treated many other top global athletes, including sprinter Usain Bolt, while also...
  • Ricardo Quaresma brace against Bayern Munich hints at what might have been Yesterday

    Porto: Ricardo Quaresma's brace in the first 10 minutes against Bayern Munich was another tantalising glimpse of what might have been if the mercurial forward had harnessed his talent more effectively. At the age of 31, Quaresma, who inspired Porto to a 3-1 win in Wednesday's quarter-final first leg, seems to...
  • Champions League: Quaresma gets 2 as Porto beat Bayern 3-1 in quarters 2 days ago

    Porto: Ricardo Quaresma's two early goals and a second-half strike from Jackson Martinez helped a slick Porto complete a stunning 3-1 home victory over a sloppy Bayern Munich in their Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday. The Portuguese side raced out of the blocks with two goals in the opening...
  • Champions League: Bayern Munich count injuries but confident against Porto 3 days ago

    Bayern Munich may be missing some of their biggest names when they travel to Porto for the first leg of their Champions League last eight on Wednesday but the Germans are confident they have enough firepower to defend their favourites tag. Chasing a second treble after 2013, Bayern will be without...
  • Manoel de Oliveira, last director to have worked in silent movies dies aged 106 April 3, 2015

    Lisbon: Manoel de Oliveira, patriarch of Portuguese film and the world's last active director to have started his career in silent pictures, died on Thursday aged 106, colleagues said. De Oliveira had been making movies since 1931, and age had not slowed him down. He had shot about one film a...
  • Real Madrid agree deal to buy Porto defender Danilo April 1, 2015

    Real Madrid have reached an agreement with Porto to buy their Brazilian fullback Danilo, who will join the La Liga club next season, the European champions said on Twitter on Tuesday. The Spanish giants added the 23-year-old Brazil international, who plays mainly at right back, has a six-year contract until...
  • Julen Lopetegui hails 'fantastic' Porto after Basel rout March 11, 2015

    Porto: Porto's four fantastic goals showed the gulf in class with their Champions League victims Basel, who were outgunned in every department in their last-16 second leg on Tuesday. Julen Lopetegui's side were in scintillating form to beat their sorry Swiss opponents 4-0 on the night, with excellent long-range strikes, to...
  • Porto thrash Basel to reach Champions League quarter-finals March 11, 2015

    FC Porto trounced Basel 4-0 on Tuesday to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time since 2004, when the Portuguese club won the title. Goals from Yacine Brahimi, Hector Herrera, Casemiro and Vincent Aboubakar in the last-16 return leg built on a 1-1 draw in Switzerland two...
  • FC Porto have an edge over Basel in Champions League return leg March 10, 2015

    Porto: After clinching a 1-1 draw in Switzerland in the first leg, FC Porto are a strong favorite to secure a Champions League quarter-final berth when they host Basel in Tuesday's return match. The Portuguese club are a two-time European champion. The last time Basel made them to the tournament quarter-finals...
  • Champions League: Late penalty snares 1-1 draw for Porto against FC Basel February 19, 2015

    Porto hit back with a late Danilo penalty to hold FC Basel to a 1-1 draw in the Champions League on Wednesday amid controversy over a goal for the Portuguese visitors which was disallowed after a long delay and consultation between match officials. Basel, who progressed through the group stage at...
  • Basel, Porto aim to break into Champions League elite February 18, 2015

    Basel: Basel and Porto meet in the Champions League on Wednesday with both aiming for a rare run to the quarterfinals. Two-time European champion Porto reached the elite eight just once since winning the title in 2004. Basel's only quarter-final appearance was 41 years ago. Two coaches in their debut Champions League...
  • Porto head to Ukraine, BATE host Athletic Bilbao in Champions League September 30, 2014

    Madrid: Shakhtar Donetsk will host their first Champions League match in Lviv on Tuesday when FC Porto travels to war-torn Ukraine. Forced to play in the western city because of the conflict in Donetsk, Shakhtar will be looking for their first win in Group H after an opening 0-0 draw at...
  • Champions League: Zenit, Porto close in on group stage with away wins August 21, 2014

    Zenit St Petersburg and Porto both put a foot in the Champions League group stage with 10 away wins in the first leg of their respective playoff ties on Wednesday. Oleg Shatov's firsthalf goal gave Andre VillasBoas' Zenit a 10 win at Standard Liege and a secondhalf effort from Hector Herrera...
  • Manchester City complete signing of France defender Mangala August 11, 2014

    Manchester: France defender Eliaquim Mangala became Manchester City's most expensive signing of the offseason when he joined the English champions from FC Porto on Monday for a reported fee of 32 million pounds ($54 million). Strengthening City's defense has been one of the priorities of manager Manuel Pellegrini. The 23yearold Mangala...
  • Arsenal, Porto head Champions League playoffs draw August 7, 2014

    Geneva: Arsenal and Porto are among the big clubs that will enter the Champions League qualifying campaign when the draw for the lastround playoffs is held Friday. Arsenal, chasing a 17th straight groupstage campaign, and twotime European champion Porto are the highestranked teams in the 20team draw. They are seeded with Zenit...
  • I need a hug, says Scolari on Gremio return July 31, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Luiz Felipe Scolari said he needed a hug and some affection as the former Brazil coach returned on Wednesday to his favourite club Gremio after an 18year absence. Scolari has endured three miserable weeks after his Brazil side crashed to an unprecedented 71 defeat by Germany in front...
  • World Cup 2014: Algeria fight for glory, revenge against powerful Germany June 29, 2014

    If revenge is a plate best served cold, Algeria will hope to dish it out to Germany in their World Cup Round of 16 match on Monday 32 years after one of the most shameful games in the tournament's history. In all likelihood, however, a powerful Germany side will bring the...
  • Manchester City complete signing of Fernando from Porto June 26, 2014

    Manchester City have completed the signing of FC Porto's Brazilian midfielder Fernando, the Premier League champions said on Thursday. The Portuguese club had said in a stock market statement on Wednesday that they have sold the 26yearold for 15 million euros ($20.45 million) to City. "I am so happy to finally be...
  • World Cup 2014: Argentina top Group F, Nigeria in last 16 despite 32 loss June 25, 2014

    Porto Alegre: Argentina beat Nigeria 32 in their last World Cup group match on Wednesday, with Lionel Messi and Ahmed Musa scoring two goals each before Marcos Rojo kneed in the winner. Argentina won Group F while Nigeria also advanced despite the loss, becoming the first African team in the round...
  • As it happened: Nigeria vs Argentina, BosniaHerzegovina vs Iran June 25, 2014

    Catch all the LIVE updates from both the Group F matches as Nigeria take on Argentina whereas BosniaHerzegovina face Iran. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) The Argentina lineup is aiming to produce a better team performance in front of fans, who have had little to cheer about so far...
  • World Cup 2014: Nigeria playing for survival against Argentina June 24, 2014

    The Lionel Messi show is coming to this southern Brazilian city, along with hordes of the Argentina striker's loyal fans. Porto Alegre is close to the Argentine border, and thousands have already made the crossing into Brazil, many sleeping in buses and vans ahead of Wednesday's game against Nigeria. Local media...
  • World Cup 2014: Algeria register record 42 win over South Korea June 23, 2014

    Porto Alegre: First half strikes by Islam Slimani and Rafik Halliche helped Algeria to beat South Korea 42 on Sunday and become the first African team to score four goals in a World Cup match. Algeria led 30 at halftime, but withstood a stronger South Korean second half performance to claim...
  • World Cup 2014: No injury worries for Netherlands before Australia match June 18, 2014

    All the Netherlands players are fit for their World Cup Group B match against Australia in Porto Alegre on Wednesday, coach Louis van Gaal said on Tuesday. There had been injury worries over defenders Daley Blind and Ron Vlaar but these had cleared up, Van Gaal said. "Vlaar is ready to play,...
  • World Cup 2014: Erratic France aim not to trip over underdogs Honduras June 14, 2014

    Former champions France should put underdogs Honduras to the sword in their World Cup Group E opener in Porto Alegre on Sunday although their penchant for selfdestruction gives the Central Americans hope of an upset. Les Bleus go into the campaign with a happier, more settled squad under coach Didier...
  • Paraplegic in 'Iron Man' bodysuit to open World Cup June 9, 2014

    The first kick at the World Cup opening ceremony on 12th June will be made by a paraplegic wearing an Iron Manlike robotic bodysuit controlled by signals from the brain. Brazilian doctor Miguel Nicolelis led a team of 156 scientists from around the world to create the futuristic exoskeleton, which was...
  • Juventus, Basel, Porto, Benfica eye Europa semis April 10, 2014

    Madrid: The Iberian peninsula's grip on the Europa League will loosen if Juventus and Basel can make good on first-leg victories and reach the semi-finals of Europe's second-tier tournament. Juventus' 1-0 first-leg win at Lyon provides the cushion of an away goal for the Serie A champions at their home stadium,...
  • Porto out of Champions League after defeat at Atletico Madrid December 12, 2013

    Madrid: Porto will have to settle for a place in Europe's secondtier club competition after their Champions League campaign ended with a 20 defeat at Group G winners Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. Zenit St Petersburg lost 41 at Austria Vienna in the other match in the group but the Russians went...