Saturday, September 20, 2014

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The Real Madrid attacker has skippered Portugal for six years, but his former coach thinks Joao Moutinho is a more capable leader on the pitch

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COMMENT: The Portuguese has hit the heights of a wonderful career at the Santiago Bernabeu, but could the club have done more to achieve greater success in that time?

Friday, September 19, 2014

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The Dutchman admits he would welcome the arrival of the Portugal international but thinks the European champions would probably not be prepared to part with the player

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The Portuguese trainer left the Champions League holders after three seasons in charge to take over at Chelsea but has hinted that he has unfinished business in Spain

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The iconic stadium in London will be used for the semi-finals and final of the tournament, with Munich and St Petersburg among the venues in the earlier rounds

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EXCLUSIVE: The Portuguese is keen to move back to Old Trafford in 2016, once he has surpassed Raul's mark of 323 goals for the Spanish side

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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The coach says the two do not keep in touch, despite having worked together for three years at Real Madrid, but lauded the Portugal forward as a "goal machine"

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Jose Pekerman's side have leapfrogged Netherlands, who have lost their first two games under Guus Hiddinnk, while Dunga's revitalised Brazil are up to sixth

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The Ivorian striker, starting his first game since returning to Chelsea this summer, was unable to convert chances as the Blues drew 1-1 in the Champions League

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Porto's hat-trick hero, Roma star Gervinho and Arsenal's tormentor Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang all make the cut in our first select XI of the season

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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The winger nearly won the game for the Portuguese club against Maribor only to be denied late on and he blamed defensive frailties for dropping points in Slovenia

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The 24-year-old scored three goals for his side while Jackson Martinez, Adrian and Vincent Aboubakar were also on target as the Portuguese giants picked up an easy three points

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The Slovenians held off the Portuguese club for most of the match until the visitors struck with 10 minutes from time, but the hosts had the last laugh with a stoppage-time effort

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Julen Lopetegui's men are clear favourites to triumph at the Dragao - but the visitors are unbeaten in 22 top-flight games sin March. Follow it LIVE with Goal

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The Slovenian champions, who ousted Celtic in the play-off round, will be hoping to spring a surprise against a side struggling in the Primeira Liga - follow it LIVE with Goal

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The Portuguese coach was thrilled with his players for extending their superb start to the campaign with victory in their opening Champions League encounter

Tuesday, September 16, 2014