THE BALL – Porro advances in June (Sporting)

Pedro Porro, 21, is one of the revelations of this Sporting, who runs for the national title, after ensuring his presence in the group stage of the Champions League. And the millions of Champions – € 23 M are already guaranteed at the start – allow the greens and whites to already activate the definitive […]

THE BALL – Game ends in 10 minutes… due to lack of players (Bolivia)

Surreal case in Bolivian football, with the game between The Strongest and Royal Pari, ending in 10 minutes and 3-0 in favor of the home team. Due to an outbreak of Covid-19 that infected 11 players of the main team, Royal Pari asked for the game to be postponed, something that was rejected by the […]

THE BALL – «Rúben Dias will be the next Manchester City captain» (England)

Since signing for Benfica at the end of September last year, for 68 million euros, Rúben Dias has not stopped impressing at Manchester City, where he has already played 47 games this season. The figures support the impact of the young Portuguese defender on the team coached by Pep Guardiola. In the Premier League, for […]

THE BALL – Formula E: Félix da Costa wins in Monaco! (Motorsport)

António Félix da Costa won round seven of the Formula E World Championship, winning in the category for the sixth time (first in Season 7). The Portuguese driver of DS Techeetah, the title champion, outperformed the (much) competition in the fourth edition of Monaco’s ePrix, in the city circuit of Monte Carlo, this year (almost) […]

BALL – Eagles contest Rui Costa’s punishment and point to bad faith (Benfica)

Benfica assumed, through a statement, a state of indignation at the 16-day punishment applied to Rui Costa for his expulsion in the classic last Thursday, against FC Porto. Disclosing a video of the moment when Rui Costa was eventually expelled by referee Artur Soares Dias, the Luz club considers that he did not even enter […]

THE BALL – Pako Ayestarán: «I didn’t hit the player switching» (Tondela)

Pako Ayestarán was satisfied with the point achieved against Boavista (1-1), but admitted that the substitutions did not go as he expected. «The point is good for us and we kept the distance for them. We controlled the first half well and in the complementary stage there were many situations, having reached the goal in […]

THE BALL – Ancelloti uses Rúben Dias to highlight Premier League (Everton)

Carlo Ancelotti considers that the Premier League is more a more competitive championship than Serie A and gave the example of Rúben Dias as an example. «The Premier League is very competitive, it is not a league like the others. A lot can be said to justify the superiority of the English, for example there […]