• Manchester United want Porto’s Andre Silva as Ibrahimovic’s long-term replacement

    Manchester United want Porto’s Andre Silva as Ibrahimovic’s long-term replacement

    Manchester United have joined the race for Porto striker Andre Silva, according to reports.

    The Daily Record claims that United are wary of missing out on the 21-year-old, who has scored nine goals in 14 appearances this season, and are ready to compete with City, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

    Silva only made his first-team debut in January but has since signed a new deal with a €60 million (£51m) release clause.

    The Portugal international could be viewed as a potential long-term replacement for […]

  • Champions League round-up: Thomas Vermaelen sees red on Roma début and Villarreal are beaten by Monaco

    Champions League round-up: Thomas Vermaelen sees red on Roma début and Villarreal are beaten by Monaco

    Roma hung on to draw 1-1 at Porto in a Champions League play-off first-leg on Wednesday after having defender Thomas Vermaelen sent off before half-time on his debut.

    Seeking to improve on Italian clubs’ dire run in the play-off round, Roma began strongly and led in the 21st minute when Porto defender Felipe diverted a cross into his own net.

    Porto dominated the second half against 10-man Roma but only scored through Andre Silva’s penalty in the 61st, awarded for handball against […]

  • Jose Mourinho blames ‘ridiculous mistakes’ for defeat to Porto

    Jose Mourinho blames ‘ridiculous mistakes’ for defeat to Porto

    Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, has criticized his players for making “ridiculous mistakes”, after they were beaten 2-1 by his former side, FC Porto.

    The Blues continued a miserable start to the season, with a loss in the Champions League in Portugal.

    Andre Andre gave the hosts the lead, before Willian curled in a superb free-kick. Maicon eventually headed in the winner in the second half.

    “I think it was a good performance with two ridiculous mistakes. Sometimes you make them and are not […]

  • Bayern  Munich demolish Porto to reach semi-final of champions league

    Bayern Munich demolish Porto to reach semi-final of champions league

    It was reported that Robert Lewandowski scored twice on Tuesday as Bayern Munich powered into the Champions League semi-finals for the fourth year in succession with a 6-1 second-leg routing of ten-man Porto.

    Needing to over turn a two-goal deficit after last Wednesday’s shock 3-1 first-leg defeat at Porto, Bayern produced a devastating first-half display to claim five goals and eventually won the tie 7-4 on aggregate.

    “It couldn’t have gone better,” beamed goal-scorer Thomas Mueller.

    “Sometimes it’s fun to play with your […]