BUCHAREST, Romania - After seeing Germany drawn at Euro 2020 with France and Portugal, Oliver Bierhoff was frustrated and fearful about his country's prospects."Another nightmare," the Germany team general manager said on Saturday. "It is the worst possibility we could ...
Dec 1, 2019
MANCHESTER, England - It's getting anxious for teams and players fearing missing out on the World Cup.By the time the draw for the finals is conducted in Moscow in December, even Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo could be facing up ...
Sep 7, 2017
LISBON, Portugal - Benfica routed Vitoria Guimaraes, 5-0, to win a club-record fourth straight Portuguese league title on Saturday.Benfica lifted the trophy with one round to go by opening an eight-point lead over FC Porto, which hosts Pacos Ferreira ...
May 14, 2017
LISBON, Portugal - Benfica stayed on course to defend its Portuguese league title after beating Estoril, 2-1, Saturday to keep its three-point lead over FC Porto with three rounds left.Brazilian forward Jonas scored two goals for Benfica with the opener ...
Apr 30, 2017
LISBON, Portugal - FC Porto scored two late goals to win at Estoril 2-1 and move closer to leader Benfica in the Portuguese league on Saturday.Andre Silva scored in the 83rd and Jesus Corona added in stoppage time to move Porto ...
Jan 29, 2017
LISBON, Portugal - Midfielder Pizzi scored a goal in each half as defending champion Benfica routed Tondela, 4-0, to maintain its four-point lead over rival FC Porto in the Portuguese league on Sunday.Pizzi struck in the 59th and 76th minutes ...
Jan 23, 2017
LISBON, Portugal - FC Porto defeated Moreirense 3-0 to move within four points of Portuguese league leader Benfica on Sunday.Oliver Torres scored in the 30th, Andre Silva added a second in the 42nd and Ivan Marcano closed the scoring in the ...
Jan 16, 2017
LISBON, Portugal - Striker Jonas scored in his return from a long injury layoff to help Benfica defeat Vitoria Guimaraes, 2-0, and extend its Portuguese league lead on Saturday.Jonas and Konstantinos Mitroglou scored in the first half to give the defending ...
Jan 8, 2017
LISBON, Portugal - Benfica made a winning start to defense of the Portuguese league title by beating Tondela, 2-0, on Saturday.Substitute Lisandro Lopez put the visitors in front by scoring with a headed goal in the 39th minute after replacing the ...
Aug 14, 2016
LISBON, Portugal - Braga defeated Porto, 4-2, in a penalty shootout to win the Portuguese Cup on Sunday, 50 years after its only previous title.Goalkeeper Jose Carlos Marafona saved two penalties in the shootout to give Braga the upset win after ...
May 23, 2016
LISBON, Portugal - Benfica defeated Maritimo, 2-0, on Sunday to move a step closer to winning the Portuguese league title.Konstantinos Mitroglou scored in the 48th minute and Anderson Talisca in the 83rd at the Madeira Islands to keep Benfica two points ...
May 9, 2016
LISBON, Portugal - Konstantinos Mitroglou scored a hat-trick by and strike partner Jonas added a double as Benfica provisionally rose to the top of the standings after beating Belenenses, 5-0, in the Portuguese league on Friday.Luis Afonso provided the assist ...
Feb 6, 2016
LISBON, Portugal - Goalkeeper Iker Casillas saved a penalty and coach Julen Lopetegui was sent off in FC Porto's 1-0 win at Tondela, as the second-place side provisionally closed on Portuguese leader Sporting Lisbon on Saturday.The Spain goalie ...
Nov 29, 2015
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