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  1. Pantomime villain Pepe on borrowed time

    Andy Brassell

    Real Madrid

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo efforts not enough as Portugal slide out

    Andy Brassell

    BRASILIA, Brazil -- "We go out with our heads held high," Cristiano Ronaldo told the press after Portugal's World Cup elimination. This said a lot for the reduction of expectations for Paulo Bento's squad in the 10 days from their Group G opener agai...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  3. Portugal stall again but cling to faint hope of progress

    Andy Brassell

    Portugal

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  4. Brassell: Portugal focus on defence

    Andy Brassell

    Portugal

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  5. Brassell: Portugal must regroup, not panic

    Andy Brassell

    Portugal

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  6. 32 Teams in 32 Days -- Portugal

    Andy Brassell

    32 Teams in 32 Days

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2014
  7. Road to World Cup starts in Lisbon for hungry Ronaldo

    Andy Brassell

    Even before Real Madrid pulverised Bayern Munich last month to secure a berth in the 2014 Champions League final, Lisbon was always destined to be a central part of the Cristiano Ronaldo story. Yet now here we are, at the biggest occasion in all of c...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  8. Benfica dedicated title to "men we lost"

    Andy Brassell

    It has been a while coming, but finally Benfica have their third Liga title of the 21st century and the 33rd in the club's history. This one, in this context, is especially poignant, as was evident at an emotional Estadio da Luz before, during and af...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  9. Castro's home comforts for Porto after Fonseca ordeal

    Andy Brassell

    Last Thursday, the day after FC Porto confirmed Paulo Fonseca had become only the fifth head coach in the club's history to leave his post mid-season, the sports newspaper O Jogo chose not his image for its cover but that of his immediate replacement...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  10. Portugal reveal strong hand in Cameroon demolition

    Andy Brassell

    It was a night of surprises, underpinned by the inevitable. Cristiano Ronaldo became Portugal's outright all-time leading scorer -- ahead of Pedro Pauleta -- in the 21st minute, rolling Joao Pereira's cross around a bemused Nicolas N'Koulou before dr...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  11. Portugal reveal strong hand in Cameroon demolition

    Andy Brassell

    It was a night of surprises, underpinned by the inevitable. Cristiano Ronaldo became Portugal's outright all-time leading scorer -- ahead of Pedro Pauleta -- in the 21st minute, rolling Joao Pereira's cross around a bemused Nicolas N'Koulou before dr...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  12. Remembering Eusebio

    Andy Brassell

    The passing of Eusebio da Silva Ferreira at 71 years of age will be mourned with genuine feeling throughout the football world, yet that sentiment will be strongest in Portugal. He was more than just arguably the national team's greatest player. He d...

    Blog | January 05, 2014
  13. Remembering Eusebio: Andy Brassell pays tribute to the Portugal i...

    Andy Brassell

    The passing of Eusebio da Silva Ferreira at 71 years of age will be mourned with genuine feeling throughout the football world, yet that sentiment will be strongest in Portugal. He was more than just arguably the national team's greatest player. He d...

    Blog | January 04, 2014
  14. Magic Moutinho paves the way for Ronaldo

    Andy Brassell

    STOCKHOLM -- Few will remember that Portugal triumphed in Sweden on a chilly November night in years to come. It will simply be known as the night that Cristiano Ronaldo bested Zlatan Ibrahimovic in front of his own adoring public in Solna's Friends ...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  15. Magic Moutinho paves the way for Ronaldo

    Andy Brassell

    STOCKHOLM -- Few will remember that Portugal triumphed in Sweden on a chilly November night in years to come. It will simply be known as the night that Cristiano Ronaldo bested Zlatan Ibrahimovic in front of his own adoring public in Solna's Friends ...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  16. Portugal heroics cast Cristiano in his perfect light

    Andy Brassell

    Rarely can a high-stakes game have had its narrative so doggedly shaped around just two players. However, the focus on Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic as individuals in the build-up to Portugal's World Cup qualifying playoff with Sweden is s...

    Blog | November 13, 2013