Benfica manager RuiVitória is proud of his team after they win their game against Porto by 1-0. The match leaves Benfica at the top of the table with 17 points. He said that it was important to win this game to show to the rest of the league that they are a serious contender for the title.
RuiVitória said that it was not an easy game as Porto is a very good side. He said that his players had to be at their best in order to win the game and that he is proud of what they have achieved. He said that his players have been magnificent since the start of this season and that they have shown their quality yet again in the match against Porto.
Cavalieri move to the Roy Hodgson is now confirmed. He has reunited with Roy Hodgson after playing for the present Eagles manager while his time at Liverpool. The club has signed Diego Cavalieri the former Brazil goalkeeper until the season’s end and he will be the substitute of Hennessey. Cavalieri is now 35-years-old was a free agent. He was the free agent after 2017 end when he was released from Fluminense. He gave some trails with Palace and after having some successful trials, he has been added to the 25-man Premier League squad of the club.
According to the head coach of the Palace, Cavalieri is a good resource and we are going to use him in the best possible manner.” Cavalieri will be the cover for Wayne Hennessey, who is the first choice keeper of the Palace after back up the backup of the player Julian Speroni has been kept out of the game for several weeks because of the sustained knee injury.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has taken the club to three recent finals but lost them all. When he took over, he led the team to the Capital One Cup final which Manchester City won on penalties.
That same year, Liverpool dreamt of European glory especially after Klopp’s tactics helped them overcome Borussia Dortmund. They were sure to be crowned champs, forgetting that the experienced Sevilla in such tournament was their opponent in the final. They scored first but the La Liga side replied three times to wreck the Reds.
Pop star Madonna is off to Portugal to support her son that joined Benfica youth academy with the hope of playing professional soccer.
The singer reportedly bought a house in the Portuguese capital Lisbon as she hopes to get comfy ahead of her 11-year old son resuming the academy.
Reports were rife in the European city that the singer no longer just visited; she bought a house in preparation for permanent stay. She would end her stay at a Lisbon hotel and move into the house in the resort of Sintra, north-east of Lisbon. She now owns a house in the city as other celebrities like Michael Fassbender, John Malkovich and Monica Bellucci. (more…)
Lucas Leiva the quiet Samba Boywho came all the way from Brazil to England in search of the greener pastures of professional football does pass for a Wily Ol’ English man.
Foreigner players are never really the ones that settle for a decade in one establishment, in one city. Except they are Lucas Leiva.
The 30-year old at the end of the just concluded season announced that he was ready to call it quits at Merseyside. A glance across the longevity list of the Koppiteswill reveal his name among the top 50.
Leiva’s name an obvious exception will stand tall among such row call and that was made possible because of his content nature. Making thelittle passes to keeping theshape of the team together, screening the center backs from danger to the best of his ability while reveling in the act of timely tackles was the Brazilian’s main fort throughout his stay and he kind of rolled along with it for ten years
Yeah, I know it is beginning to sound like some weird adulation of a player that got praises that maybe were just enough for him and whatever he contributed to the beautiful game. (more…)
Benfica has clinched their fourth consecutive league title by beating Vitoria Guimaraes 5-0.
This is a deserved win for Benfica who was sensational during the whole match.
The Benfica coach said that he is satisfied with the result and this is the proof that they deserved to be Champions. He said that the league has not been easy at all, but they feel that they have been consistent throughout the season.
The coach said that the players deserve the title for their good performance during the campaign and he feels that there is still more to come from the team. He said that the objective would be the same next season as they would want to retain the title.
He admitted however that things would not be easy next season. He said that the other big teams would be strengthening during the summer and they will be more difficult to beat. He said that the club has already identified some players that they might sign during the transfer window. (more…)
La Liga side Real Madrid edged out Serie A giant Napoli 3-1 in the first leg of the UEF A Champions League at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.
The result was one that was expected, considering Real’s huge stats at home. The European champions have now won 34 Champions League games out of 39 at home.
Napoli started on a good note as Lorenzo Insigne caught keeper Keylor Navas off his line. Skipper Marek Hamsik broke through the Madrid set-up before laying the pass unto Insigne. He curled the ball from 35 yards out, placing it in a tight angle. The attempt on target eventually became the only one for the visitors throughout the first half of the game.
Real responded eleven minutes later as Dani Carvajal sent a nice cross that Karim Benzema headed. Unselfish Cristiano Ronaldo did all the hard work, beating a defender before moving closer to the box. he did a pullback for Toni Kroos to whip in early in the second half. The goal rattled the guests who were hoping to force a draw. Casemiro sealed the victory for Madrid in the 54th minute with a stunning volley. (more…)