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Manchester United Eyeing Sporting Clube Portugal Viktor Gyokeres in January Transfer Window
Manchester United, Sporting Clube Portugal

Manchester United Eyeing Sporting Clube Portugal Viktor Gyokeres in January Transfer Window

January 8, 2024 By Score More Staff In the ever-evolving world of football transfers, Manchester United has emerged as a potential suitor for Sporting Clube Portugal striker Viktor Gyokeres during the January transfer window. According to Portuguese outlet Correio da Manha, both Manchester United and Arsenal are among the clubs expressing interest in the 25-year-old Swede, who has been in scintillating form since his move from Coventry City to Sporting last summer. Gyokeres garnered attention with an exceptional season at Coventry City in the Championship, where he scored 22 goals and provided 12 assists from 50 appearances in all competitions. Despite his remarkable performance, elite Premier League clubs did not pursue him, and he subsequently made a €20 million (£17 million) move t...
Benfica Stuns Sporting with Last-Minute Comeback in Thrilling 2-1 Derby Victory
Football, Portugal, Sport Lisboa Benfica, Sporting Clube Portugal

Benfica Stuns Sporting with Last-Minute Comeback in Thrilling 2-1 Derby Victory

Benfica defeated Sporting 2-1, scoring two goals in stoppage time, in the 11th round of the I Liga football. With this victory, the Reds equalize with the Lions at the top of the standings. The game started with a slight advantage for Benfica, and Rafa, twice, came close to opening the scoring. In the 9th minute, in the heart of the Sporting area, the red forward shot, but the ball went just past the left post of Adán's goal. In the 12th minute, again Rafa with an excellent arched shot hit the crossbar of Sporting's goal with a bang. João Mário came close to scoring in the 24th minute. The chip went slightly wide of Adán's goal. Sporting only responded close to half an hour into the game. Following a corner kicked by Pote, Diomande headed the ball into the heart of the area, and Trub...
Di María’s Lone Goal Propels Benfica to Victory Over FC Porto in Classic Clash
Sport Lisboa Benfica, FC Porto

Di María’s Lone Goal Propels Benfica to Victory Over FC Porto in Classic Clash

By Score More A solitary strike from Ángel Di María proved decisive as Benfica clinched a 1-0 victory over FC Porto, temporarily claiming the summit of the league table. Benfica entered the pitch for the second half with renewed intensity, exerting increased pressure in FC Porto's defensive third. It was at the 68th-minute mark that Di María exhibited precision in executing a finely orchestrated move, validating the Encarnados' triumph in this classic encounter. The lone goal of the match materialized in the 68th minute, courtesy of Ángel Di María, granting Benfica the triumph in the eagerly awaited Classic held at the Luz stadium. FC Porto's challenge became more daunting due to the early expulsion of Fábio Cardoso in the 19th minute. The Dragons valiantly held their ground until ...
Cristiano Ronaldo Made His Debut for the National Team 20 Years Ago
Portugal, Football

Cristiano Ronaldo Made His Debut for the National Team 20 Years Ago

By Score More It was on another 20th, August 20, 2003, in Chaves, against Kazakhstan, in a friendly match that ended 1-0 in favor of the Portuguese (scored by Simão Sabrosa in the 65th minute). At just 18 years old and shortly after confirming his transfer to Manchester United, Ronaldo was brought on by coach Luiz Felipe Scolari at halftime. 20 years later, the captain of the National Team is the all-time leading scorer worldwide for national teams: he has scored 123 goals for Portugal in 200 games. In total, 15,678 minutes. The President of the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF), Fernando Gomes, praised his longevity. "It's a fantastic achievement, I would say much more than a historic milestone of 20 years in service of the Portuguese national team. It's impressive that an athle...
Surprise Defeat: Benfica Falls 2-3 to Boavista in Thrilling Championship Opener
Boavista FC, Sport Lisboa Benfica

Surprise Defeat: Benfica Falls 2-3 to Boavista in Thrilling Championship Opener

By Score More What a Thrilling Match and an Unexpected Turn of Events to Conclude the Opening Round of the Championship! The reigning champions, Benfica, kicked off their title defense on a disappointing note, succumbing to a 2-3 defeat against Boavista at the Bessa Stadium. The Eagles were taken by surprise by an inspired Boavista side, who were trailing at halftime but managed to level the score twice and complete a dramatic comeback in injury time. Bozenik emerged as the hero of the night for the 'axadrezados' (chess players) with two crucial goals, the opener and the decisive winner. Bruno Lourenço also contributed by converting a penalty. On the Benfica side, who opened the scoring with Di María's goal, Rafa showcased his prowess with a goal, an assist, and even hitting the post...
FC Porto Starts Championship with a 2-1 Victory Over Moreirense
FC Porto, Moreirense

FC Porto Starts Championship with a 2-1 Victory Over Moreirense

By Score More FC Porto secured a 2-1 victory against Moreirense on Monday in their opening match of the championship season. The game saw goals and excitement primarily in the second half. Moreirense took the lead first, with Frimpong scoring in the 51st minute. This followed an engaging first half where Moreirense surprisingly came closer to scoring through Kodisang in the 43rd minute. However, FC Porto managed to turn the game around. Toni Martínez, who came off the bench at halftime, scored in the 67th minute, and Wendell added another goal in the 74th minute. In the remaining part of the match, FC Porto retreated and held onto their advantage, allowing Moreirense to take the initiative, especially after Wendell's red card in the 90+3rd minute. The match also marked the debut o...
Famalicão Stuns Sporting de Braga with 2-1 Victory in Primeira Liga Opener
Famalicão, Sporting Clube Braga

Famalicão Stuns Sporting de Braga with 2-1 Victory in Primeira Liga Opener

By Score More Sporting de Braga suffered a defeat at the hands of Famalicão (1-2) this Friday, in the opening match of the Primeira Liga, causing an upset at the Pedreira stadium, just three days after their victory against Backa Topola (3-0) on the path to the Champions League playoffs. The Braga team couldn't have asked for a better start to the game, as within the first ten minutes, they managed to celebrate at the Pedreira. From a direct free-kick, Ricardo Horta took his chance and netted a fantastic goal in the inaugural match of the Primeira Liga. Famalicão attempted an immediate response, with Dobre coming close to equalizing, while Bruma also nearly found the net, hitting the post of Júnior Reis' goal. By halftime, Francisco Moura threatened to score against his former team...
Benfica win Portuguese Super Cup Team beat rivals Porto 2-0 in final
Football, Portugal, Sport Lisboa Benfica

Benfica win Portuguese Super Cup Team beat rivals Porto 2-0 in final

Benfica won the Portuguese Super Cup by beating Porto 2-0 in the final on Wednesday. Benfica's Angel Di Maria drew first blood in the 61st minute at Municipal de Aveiro Stadium. Petar Musa made it 2-0 in the 68th minute. Porto defender Pepe was sent off with a red card in the 90th minute. Benfica defeated the reigning champions to clinch their ninth title. Porto is the most successful team in the Portuguese Super Cup, which was founded in 1979, with 23 titles.