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Tuesday, 26 August 2014 20:59

FC Porto 2-0 Lille tactical breakdown

Dragons claim their place in Europe's top tier

FCP_LIL_Line_ups.jpgFC Porto have progressed to the group phase of the Champions League, successfully raising the number of Portuguese participants to three, after eliminating LOSC Lille over two legs.
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Thursday, 21 August 2014 16:48

Porto take big step towards Champions League groups

Lille 0-1 FC Porto

herrera-celebs-20140821.jpgPorto beat Lille 1-0 in France yesterday in the first leg of the Champions League play-off match. A second-half goal from Mexican midfielder Héctor Herrera put the Dragons in a strong position to join Benfica and Sporting in this season’s group stage of the world’s greatest club competition.
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Monday, 26 May 2014 16:10

So who exactly is Julen Lopetegui?

A look at FC Porto’s new coach

julen-lopetegui-presentation.jpgPorto have made a habit of taking a gamble on their choice of head coach in recent years. Despite the spectacular success of José Mourinho and André Villas-Boas, many thought the abject failure of Paulo Fonseca would persuade president Pinto da Costa to go for an old head this time round.

None of it. Little-known Spaniard Julen Lopetegui has been handed the hot seat at the Estádio do Dragão. Spanish football expert David Cartlidge gives us his coaching background.
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Tuesday, 06 May 2014 15:15

Julen Lopetegui appointed new Porto coach

“We’re going to get this club winning again”

julen-lopetegui-presentation.jpgFC Porto president Pinto da Costa today announced Spaniard Julen Lopetegui as the club’s new coach. The 47-year-old has signed a three-year contract and ex Porto striker Rui Barros will be one of his assistants.
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Wednesday, 02 April 2014 12:20

Sevilla - the expert lowdown

An in-depth look at FC Porto's Europa League opponents

beto-sevilla-20140402.jpgIt may have been a hugely disappointing Liga campaign for Porto, but the Dragons are still very much alive in the cup competitions, including the Europa League. Spanish football expert David Cartlidge brings us the lowdown of La Liga outfit Sevilla.
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