THE BALL – RDT and the ‘Vinicius case’: «If we leave the field when they insult us, all games will stop» (Spain)

Raúl de Tomás, the forward of Rayo Vallecano who passed through Benfica in 2019, commented on the racist insults that Vinícius Júnior was the target of at Mestalla, in the meeting between Real Madrid and Valencia. “That aggressiveness, those insults, that hatred… I don’t like it. The insult to Vinícius is shameful, but that’s not … Read more

THE BALL – Benfica sweeps Ovarense by 71 points and is in the League final! (Basketball)

In a game without much history except for the numbers, such as those that allowed Ovarense to have fewer points at half-time (23-64) than Benfica had achieved in the opening quarter alone (16-28), the national champions came out of Ovar with a landslide victory by 115-44 (28-16, 36-7, 31-14, 20-7) in game 3 of the … Read more

THE BALL – Lamptey is to ‘accelerate’ (Sporting)

Sporting closes the 2022/2023 season tomorrow, against Vizela, but those responsible for leonine have been preparing the new campaign for a long time. And, therefore, targets with a view to strengthening the squad have long been identified, with the lions on the ground looking to understand under what conditions they can rescue those who are … Read more

THE BALL – «I’m not worried, I won’t miss work» (Fenerbahçe)

Jorge Jesus ends his contract with Fenerbahçe at the end of the season and, in a press conference, after the triumph against Trabzonspor, by 3-1, in a game counting for the Turkish Super League, he spoke about the future. ′′ I haven’t decided anything yet, Fenerbahçe’s decisions are there. On Wednesday we have one of … Read more

THE BALL – Even Artur Jorge’s father waited in line for the Cup tickets (SC Braga)

Without saying anything to his son so as not to disturb him at this stage of major decisions, Artur Amorim ventured to the SC Braga store in the city center to try to buy tickets for the Portuguese Cup final. He is associated with more than 50 years of affiliation and is the father of … Read more

Angry Oosting appeals to supporters: “Behave…

Joseph Easting Foto: © Pro Shots In the last two minutes, after two strikes, the players of FC Utrecht and RKC Waalwijk demonstratively stopped playing football. Joseph Oosting, trainer of RKC, tells a powerful statement in front of the camera ESPN. Oosting was full of incomprehension afterwards. “Actually, I don’t want to say anything about … Read more

THE BALL – V. Guimarães wins in Vila do Conde and guarantees European competitions (League)

A goal by Tomás Handel, following a corner kick, at the beginning of the second half, earned Vitória the triumph and the three points in Vila do Conde, guaranteeing the Minho team a place in the Conference League next season. With two rounds to play, the Guimarães know they will always have a place in … Read more

THE BALL – «António Costa congratulated FC Porto, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa did not. He is strange » (FC Porto)

Francisco J. Marques, FC Porto’s communication director, said he was surprised by the silence of Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Republic, in relation to FC Porto winning the Roller Hockey Champions League (5-1 to Valongo in final, last Sunday), contrary to what was done by António Costa, Portuguese Prime Minister. «We are witnessing … Read more

THE BALL – «It’s my fault: in the first part we didn’t exist» (Vizela)

The coach of Vizela, Manuel Tulipa, was resigned to the defeat (0-3) recorded by the formation he coaches this Sunday, against V. Guimarães, in a match for the 31st round of the League played at Estádio Dom Afonso Henriques, in the Minho city. «The first part, for us, did not exist. And the responsibility was … Read more

THE BALL – Leão sets off the alarms (Milan)

Rafael Leão was only 10 minutes on the pitch in the match against Lazio. The Portuguese international forward was injured after an attempted shot and, even after medical assistance, was eventually replaced with muscle complaints in his left leg. Maximum apprehension at San Siro while the clinical department does not carry out the necessary medical … Read more