Benfica: Rodrigo ‘ prepared ‘ and with ‘ large ‘ expectations»

7 Aug

Rodrigo is back at Benfica, after service with the selection of London Olympics Spain (OJ). His father and Manager, Adalberto Machado, assumes that the player is ‘ prepared ‘ and with ‘ expectations “for the new season in the light.

«Rodrigo is happy to return to Benfica and feels prepared to make equal or better to what made season», explained Adalberto Machado, in statements to Antena 1.

The representative of the advanced Benfica says that the player is not ‘ affected ‘ with the result obtained in the OJ.

«Are completely different situations and Benfica is another situation, and Rodrigo will begin the season with high expectations.


U. Madeira and Freamunde advance in the Portuguese League Cup

7 Aug

Everything decided in Group A of the first group stage of the Portuguese League Cup. The União da Madeira beat Belenenses 1-0 and won the group with seven points, with the formation of Restelo to stay in 3rd place, behind the Freamunde, who beat Fulham by 1.

A goal, to 54 minutes, at Estádio da Madeira, arrived to the island to take team won the Belenenses and, with that, the group, scoring seven points, three more than the Belenenses and Freamunde, the second established.

In the second meeting of the group then, victory of Freamunde about Oliveirense by 2 teeth, with the team from Freamunde to finish in 2nd place and Oliveirense on the last post.

Manchester United draws 0x0 in Norway

5 Aug

Manchester United drew, this Sunday, goalless in the Ullevaal Stadium in Oslo, front of the Kanoute. The Portuguese Nani was on the pitch at null of red devils, the first since the start of the preseason.

The Scottish team manager Alex Ferguson and runners-up England was, unsurprisingly, the best team in the duel with the runner-up, but also of Norway, however he always by sin at the time of finalizing the moves.

Danny Welbeck was in focus in the first part of the meeting, to participate in four of the biggest occasions of United’s goal, in a match in which Kagawa also continued to show fans of English, it is the largest contract to date.

In the second half, Chicharito Hernandez, 89 ‘, could have given the victory to United, but the strong goalkeeper Kanoute returned to show safe between the posts. Already at 91 ‘, Anderson threatened with a shot put, but the ball came out slightly over the top.

This was the second draw Manchester United in pre-season, after a ball forward to equal Ajax Cape Town. In the other three games Manchester won always 0x1.

Note also the absence of Alex Ferguson on the bench. According to Manchester United, the Scottish is to address issues important to the Club.

Sporting defeats Tétouan by 3-1

5 Aug

Sá Pinto: «we made a quality game»

Having seen his team win the third place Trophy Colombino, after defeating the Moroccans of Tétouan by 3-1, Sá Pinto considered that, with the wet field, the lions have managed to show his true football.

“I think on the eve there was a set of circumstances that have failed to develop the game we wanted and get the result we wanted. Were higher in the second half and we didn’t deserve to leave defeated. Dry or wet terrain differences cause in our game. We asked for water before the first game, but it was not possible. Now, with the wet ground, has been different, we did a quality game, we played placed, balanced, “explained coach Leo.

“We knew that the opponent would try, through diagonals, make counterattacks on the back of our defense, but we dominated the game from start to finish. Conceded a goal unfairly, that we should not have suffered, but the players are to be congratulated. I leave satisfied. At this stage we try to be fair with everyone and give opportunities to all, the distribution of minutes has been balanced. There may be three or four players who do not have so many minutes, but overall it is balanced and when I say I have 24 or 25 holders is not by chance, is because everyone can represent the Sporting. Cannot play all at the same time, but everyone will be able to contribute to the success of the team, “he concluded.

Fernando to stay in FC Porto

5 Aug

Brazilian midfielder Fernando assured, in statements to the portal, which doesn’t think moving to Italy, since it is only focused on FC Porto and in the new era is about to begin.

«Do not think about it, I’m just focused on FC Porto. More than that, I tell you that this year I want to give everything for the Club. We must continue to work and, with the trainer Victor Pereira, we are having a fantastic pre-season», he said.

Remember that Fernando has been pointed with enough insistence to neroazzurro, although so far has not reached the FC Porto no concrete proposal by 25 years.

FC Porto Vs Lyon Ends in a draw

5 Aug

Vitor Pereira, coach of FC Porto, after the goalless draw against Olympique Lyon, in presentation of the Dragons, this Saturday night.

“There were some positive aspects but missed the goal. There were times when we were well but after we withdrew too on the ground and allow the game to the opponent’s initiative. In the second part, we grow, and we were on top of the game. We were able to create some situations. We played against a good team and it was a good test.»

‘ The support of is always crucial for us. We do not yet have a beautiful game and with consistent and dynamic, but we are just so we can win titles. It is not easy to score goals, not us, we mark today we scored in the UEFA Super Cup.

Soon after the presentation before the Lyon game, which ended with a goalless draw, Vitor Pereira devalued the result, preferring to point already to the UEFA Super Cup, which will be played next Saturday against Académica.

“We have been growing throughout the preseason and we have tried to prepare the team for next week’s game against Académica, in order to be able to discuss a title we want too,” he said.

“Our concentration is focused on providing the consistency. We are growing in terms of game. Today we played against a good opponent and in defensive terms we have great possibilities, offensively circulámos the ball well. I liked the performance although there are some aspects that we have and correct, “he added.

About possible outputs and inputs, Vitor Pereira pointed out several cases: João Ricardo is our player, is here, and the tale and I am counting on it. Álvaro Pereira is our player. Like to play with offensive side and central place in Central. Understand what is the dynamics of the market, and already felt last season, but have a title to discuss and I have to be focused on collective and tie me to give me the best technical, tactical and psychological guarantees “.

“It is natural that we are interested in our players but I have to prepare a team to be able to discuss a title. Do not lose a night’s sleep to think if the market I will take the Player A, B or c. we are well catered for in the midfield, don’t expect reinforcements, “he concluded.