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  • Champions League: Zenit, Porto close in on group stage with away wins 1 week ago

    Zenit St Petersburg and Porto both put a foot in the Champions League group stage with 1-0 away wins in the first leg of their respective playoff ties on Wednesday. Oleg Shatov's first-half goal gave Andre Villas-Boas' Zenit a 1-0 win at Standard Liege and a second-half 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 off-season 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 23-year-old 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 last-round playoffs is held Friday. Arsenal, chasing a 17th straight group-stage campaign, and two-time European champion Porto are the highest-ranked teams in the 20-team 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 18-year absence. Scolari has endured three miserable weeks after his Brazil side crashed to an unprecedented 7-1 defeat by Germany in front...
  • World Cup 2014: Algeria fight for glory, revenge against powerful Germany June 30, 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 26-year-old 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 3-2 loss June 25, 2014

    Porto Alegre: Argentina beat Nigeria 3-2 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, Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Iran June 26, 2014

    Catch all the LIVE updates from both the Group F matches as Nigeria take on Argentina whereas Bosnia-Herzegovina 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 25, 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 4-2 win over South Korea June 23, 2014

    Porto Alegre: First half strikes by Islam Slimani and Rafik Halliche helped Algeria to beat South Korea 4-2 on Sunday and become the first African team to score four goals in a World Cup match. Algeria led 3-0 at half-time, but withstood a stronger South Korean second half performance to claim...
  • World Cup 2014: No injury worries for Netherlands before Australia match June 19, 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 15, 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 self-destruction 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 Man-like 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 second-tier club competition after their Champions League campaign ended with a 2-0 defeat at Group G winners Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. Zenit St Petersburg lost 4-1 at Austria Vienna in the other match in the group but the Russians went...
  • Atletico Madrid on the brink of Round of 16 in Champions League November 5, 2013

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid's high-flying start to the season will be rewarded with a spot in the next stage of the Champions League if the team beats Austria Vienna on Wednesday. Atletico is challenging Barcelona and Real Madrid in the Spanish league, and a victory at home against Austria Vienna will assure...
  • Porto recover to beat Napoli in Emirates Cup August 4, 2013

    London: FC Porto took advantage of defensive blunders in the second half to beat Napoli 3-1 Sunday in the Emirates Cup. The Portuguese team recovered from a first-half deficit thanks to a strike by forward Nabil Ghilas in the 50th minute and an own goal by Napoli defender Federico Fernandez 18...
  • Arsenal draw 2-2 with Napoli in Emirates Cup August 4, 2013

    London: A late header by Laurent Koscielny capped a spirited comeback for Arsenal as they drew 2-2 against Napoli before a home crowd at the Emirates Cup on Saturday. Earlier, Galatasaray beat FC Porto 1-0 to take a lead in the two-day pre-season tournament. Arsenal were down 2-0 at half-time after...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Sunday July 29, 2013

    Real Madrid prepare 95m-pound package offer for Bale Real Madrid have prepared a package offer of £51 million plus Angel Di Maria and Fabio Coentrao for Tottenham Hotspur to let go hot property Gareth Bale, according to to clubcall.com. Read more here David Moyes unsure over new Cesc Fabregas bid Manchester United manager...
  • Napoli, Liverpool confirm Jackson Martinez interest July 27, 2013

    Napoli and Liverpool have showed their interest in Porto striker Jackson Martinez. Liverpool are keenly interested in Martinez with Brendan Rogers seeing him as an ideal replacement for Luis Suarez. Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis revealed on Twitter that Martinez was a player the club would welcome but insisted the decision...
  • Contador down as Kittel wins chaotic Tour start June 30, 2013

    Bastia, France: Double champion Alberto Contador took a spectacular tumble as the Tour de France got off to a chaotic start with German Marcel Kittel winning a crash-marred opening stage on Saturday. The Orica GreenEdge team bus got stuck under the finish-line banner as a speeding peloton was approaching and...
  • Pellegrini lauds players for staying focused on football March 14, 2013

    Malaga: Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini praised his players for keeping their focus through a turbulent period for the Qatari-owned club after they eliminated Porto on Wednesday to advance to the Champions League last eight on their debut in the competition. Malaga's long-suffering fans have endured a roller-coaster ride since Sheikh...
  • Malaga seal quarters berth beating FC Porto 2-0 in second leg March 14, 2013

    Malaga: Malaga put a turbulent summer behind them to claim their place among Europe's elite with a 2-0 win at home to 10-man Porto on Wednesday that put them through to the last eight 2-1 on aggregate on a memorable night for the Qatar-owned club. The Champions League debutants' achievement...
  • Malaga to face Porto in the second leg at home March 12, 2013

    Madrid: Malaga have used medieval imagery in a promotional video for their Champions League last-16 second leg at home to Porto, seeking inspiration for an historic performance from the Spanish debutantes on Wednesday. Goalkeeper Willy Caballero carries a shield, defender Jesus Gamez the club colours, and forward Julio Baptista hammers...
  • Moutinho makes it 1-0 for Porto against Malaga February 20, 2013

    Porto: A second-half goal from Joao Moutinho gave Porto a 1-0 win over Malaga on Tuesday in the last 16 of the Champions League, ending the Spanish club's unbeaten run in the competition and giving the Portuguese team a slender advantage for the return leg next month. After almost an...
  • Porto to face unbeaten Malaga in the first leg of last 16 February 18, 2013

    Porto: FC Porto and Malaga are at the top of their game as they head into their hotly anticipated Iberian duel on Tuesday in the last 16 of the Champions League. Porto are on a 19-match unbeaten run in the Portuguese league and stand joint-top with Benfica with a 14-point...
  • PSG beat Porto 2-1 to top Group A December 5, 2012

    Paris: Paris Saint-Germain bounced back from a run of poor domestic form to beat FC Porto 2-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday and seal top spot in Group A. In a closely contested match, Brazil center half Thiago Silva headed PSG in front in the 29th minute, only for...