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Along with the ongoing tournaments such as the Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga, Primeria, the Champions League is also in progress. This league incorporates a range of clubs from all of the leagues across Europe and is a widely celebrated by fans worldwide as they cheer on their favourite soccer team once more. Currently in the group stages, the Champions League is where clubs across the globe compete on the soccer field to eventually lift the trophy at the end of the games – thus gaining Champions status.
Within this blog post we will take a look at how the tournament is panning out at the moment and what we can expect from the clubs in the coming weeks. From looking at how the matches have been scheduled and the groups picked, to the highest scoring player and team, you will find out all about this here.
How are the Teams Grouped?
After the initial play-offs had taken place prior to the scheduled group matches, the teams were whittled down to t
Posted: June 30, 2017
30th June 2017. By Edward Stratmann.
After a challenging season under Nuno Espirito Santo at FC Porto, Ruben Neves' performances for Portugal at the U21 European Champions offered a timely reminder why he's one of the most coveted youngsters in European football.
Having enjoyed a remarkable breakout campaign in 2015/2016 at the Dragons under the watchful eye of Julen Lopetegui, who's now the Spanish national team manager, where he became the club's youngest ever goalscorer and the youngest Portuguese player to play in the Champions League, things fell away drastically in 2016/2017.
Nuno clearly wasn't won over by the gifted 20-year-old like Lopetegui was, as the fiery manager only granted him six Liga Nos starts, in a term where he played just 909 minutes in all competitions. Indeed, a stark contrast to the previous campaign, where he amassed a whopping 2243 minutes of action.
The U21 Euros offered an ideal distraction
21st February 2017. By Danni Biggs
So with the nation still in high spirits after being crowned champions at the Euros in 2016 we look into the Portuguese Primeira Liga: The Big Three. Only two other teams have broken the consecutive success of Benfica, Porto and Sporting Lisbon. Boavista and Belenenses are the only two teams who have disrupted the continuous dominance and success of The Big 3 in 1946 and 2001.
Staggeringly, with all three teams together they have won the Portuguese Primeira Liga 80 times, Benfica being the most with 35 times. The rivalry between all three clubs is intense motivating each team to improve and succeed. The competitiveness from players, staff and even fans is intense due to the vital points that will decide the upcoming Championship title.
Three-time Defending Champions Benfica
Benfica, currently top of the table are
13th June 2016. By Edward Stratmann.
Mexico's multifaceted midfield dynamo, Hector Herrera, went into his side's colossal Copa America opener against Uruguay with rumours rife about his future at club level.
If reports are to be believed, Liverpool, Napoli and Valencia have all recently shown a keen interest in FC Porto's prized asset, who the Dragoes value at a cool €20m million, with Liverpool apparently just ceding Napoli in the race for his signature.
Judging on his exceptional performance in Mexico's entrancing victory over La Celeste, Herrera was clearly unaffected by all the talk surrounding him. Instead, he just went about his work in customarily tireless and robust fashion, in a performance where his technical gifts and goalscoring capacity also shone through brightly.
Herrera got off to a flying start, with his surging run from deep and subsequent pressure on Alvaro Pereira providing the catalyst for t
Back in the summer, right after the UCL group stage draw was announced, Champions League 2015 - 2016 Group G looked like one of the tournament's more predictable segments. Portugal's Porto FC and England's Chelsea FC seemed destined to take the top two slots in the group while Ukraine's Dynamo Kyiv and Israel's Maccabi Tel Aviv seemed almost sure to be also-rans. After all, Chelsea were fresh off a thoroughly dominant run in the always-competitive Premier League, and Porto went all the way to the UCL quarterfinals last year.
Trouble for Chelsea?
Now, though, with two of the six game-days officially on the books for Group G, things are looking a bit shaky for Chelsea. The Blues lost what could end up being a key group stage match on Tuesday, September 29th, falling 1-2 to Porto. Dynamo Kyiv, meanwhile, skated into the top two with a 2-0 victory at Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Should Chelsea fans start to worry
Most eyes in the soccer world this past weekend were fixed on the opening weekends for Germany's Bundesliga, France's Ligue 1, or the Dutch Eredivisie-not to mention the second weekend of the 2015 2016 English Premier League. Also launched over the weekend, though, was the Portuguese Primeira Liga, where it looks like the reigning champions from Benfica are already establishing a thorough title defense. Keep reading for more information on week one Premeira Liga 2015 - 2016 fixtures.
Benfica surged into the new season in high style, crushing Estoril 4-0 to establish an impressive three-point, +4 goal difference start to the season. Unsurprisingly, the four-point win places Benfica at the top of the Premeira Liga table.
Posted: April 17, 2015
Throughout the 2014 2015 UEFA Champions League, FC Porto has certainly been one of the biggest surprises. A Cinderella story from the very beginning, the football club from Portugal started things off by going undefeated in the group stage, and has continued to impress ever since. First, Porto sailed through the round of 16, vanquishing Basel in both home and away legs. Now, the Dragons have shocked the football world once again, by beating Bayern Munich 3-1 in the home leg of the quarterfinal round. Celebrate the big win today by visiting the FC Porto store at Soccer Box!
Soccer Box's Porto store is the perfect place to pick up team gear for the 2014 2015 season. Warrior's jersey designs for the club this year are stunning, from the blue and white home shirt, to the black and blue away jersey,
Posted: March 15, 2015
FC Porto is on their way to the quarterfinals in the 2014 2015 UEFA Champions League! The Portuguese football club won their March 10th home leg of the competition's "round of 16," beating out Swiss team Basel in a decisive 4-0 outcome. It will be the furthest into the UCL tournament that the Dragons have gotten since the 2008 2009 season. That's a fact that deserves celebrating, and you can show your support and appreciation for the football squad today, with a brand new Porto FC jersey from Soccer Box.
The Champions League quarterfinal will see two more competitive matches for the Dragons-one each at home and away. Soccer Box has both the blue and white Porto home shirt 2014 2015, and the two-tone blue away jersey available for purchase, as well as the pink 2014 2015 third shirt. Any of these
Posted: February 28, 2015
During the group stages of the 2014 2015 UEFA Champions League, FC Porto was one of the few football clubs to make it through all six games without a loss. That undefeated streak lasted through the first leg of the round of 16, albeit narrowly. In an away game against Switzerland's Basel, the Dragons escaped with a 1-1 draw. Now, they'll have another chance to beat Football Club Basel on March 10th, this time at their own home ground. You can root for the squad today, with a brand new Porto jersey from Soccer Box!
Soccer Box still has stock available of FC Porto's 2014 2015 jersey designs, manufactured by Warrior. From the sleek white and blue striped Porto home shirt 2014 2015, to the unique blue camouflage aesthetic of the away jersey, all the way to the bright pink third jersey or plain white
Posted: February 02, 2015
It's a good time to be a fan in the FC Porto jersey. Not only is the Portuguese football club sitting in second place in the 2014 2015 Premeira division-an improvement over their third-place finish last year-but they also just earned a spot in the semifinals of the eighth annual TaÃ§a da Liga. The Porto Dragons have not yet won a title at the event, though they have finished as runners-up on two occasions (once in 2010 and once in 2013). Could the 2014 2015 incarnation of the soccer tournament finally bring about a title for the squad?
Root for the team today with a brand new jersey from Soccer Box. Pick up a stylish pink away shirt for yourself, or give a gift to a passionate youth soccer fan in the form of the Porto youth home shirt 2014 2015. We have a range of jersey designs in both youth a