Best day of my life: Ecstatic Chelsea fans celebrate

Ecstatic Chelsea fans erupted with joy after their team clinched the Champions League title in Porto’s Dragao stadium on Saturday, in a match that brought happiness to the winners but angered locals worried it could fuel a spike in COVID-19 cases. “It’s the best day of my life,” said a thrilled Chelsea fan leaving the […]


Porto locals’ fury as COVID rules eased for English soccer fans

Some Porto residents fear a spike in infections because of the highly contagious coronavirus variant spreading in parts of England after first being identified in India. A last-minute decision to relax COVID-19 safety rules for Saturday’s Champions League final has angered locals as hundreds of English fans not wearing masks packed Porto’s riverside bars on […]


Champions League | Porto waylays a lacklustre Juventus

Prolific Haaland powers Dortmund to an away win over Sevilla Goals from Mehdi Taremi and Moussa Marega propelled Porto to its first ever victory over Juventus in the Champions League after it secured a 2-1 win over the Italian champion in the first leg of their last 16 tie on Wednesday. On a night when […]


Portugal offers feast of summer football with matches almost daily

Portugal’s Primeira Liga will offer its followers a feast of summer football when it resumes after the novel coronavirus stoppage, with matches to be played almost every day according to a new fixture list the league released on Saturday. The championship will restart on June 3 with Portimonense against Gil Vicente and Famalicao hosting leaders […]


Champions League heartbreak for Roma’s De Rossi, PSG coach

A terrible way to go out, says Roma’s De Rossi AS Roma’s dramatic Champions League elimination by Porto, thanks to a late penalty awarded with a VAR review, was a ‘terrible way to go out’, their captain Daniele De Rossi said on Wednesday. The grizzled, veteran midfielder added that he did not know what would […]


Casillas wants to finish career with Porto

Veteran Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas, who has a year left on his Porto contract, said on Thursday that he wants to “finish his career “ with the club. “I would like to finish my career with FC Porto and go to the end of my contract,” the 37-year-old former Real Madrid goalkeeper told Portuguese broadcaster […]