ESTADIO DA LUZ: Living It Lage In Lisbon

Like so many other European capital cities, Lisbon is home to a number of major football clubs, with the two most famous of these being Sporting CP and SL Benfica. They form part of the ‘Big Three’ in Portuguese football (along with FC Porto) as the regular title contenders who have never been relegated from the Primeira Liga. However, this year Sporting have slipped to … Continue reading ESTADIO DA LUZ: Living It Lage In Lisbon

ESTADIO D. AFONSO HENRIQUES: A New Beginning (Where Portugal Began)

With the cold air creeping back through Britain’s streets over the course of October, my girlfriend and I started to become increasingly impatient. It had been almost 12 months since Saffron and I last travelled abroad: a trek to Germany that involved being refused entry to Borussia Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park for having dodgy tickets from Viagogo. That incident-filled getaway concluded a year where we’d … Continue reading ESTADIO D. AFONSO HENRIQUES: A New Beginning (Where Portugal Began)

ESTADIO DO DRAGAO: World Class Bridges, Storms and Keepers

After missing out on seeing Barcelona play during my last trip, it felt great to finally watch a match, especially between two of the traditional ‘big three’ teams in Portugal. Benfica, Porto and Sporting Lisbon have shared all but two of the entire Primeira Liga titles contested. Before the match, Benfica were just a point above Porto at the top of the 2016/17 league table, … Continue reading ESTADIO DO DRAGAO: World Class Bridges, Storms and Keepers