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 …

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 …