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“Champions”. The Portuguese champion will face his English counterpart in a duel with a good memory for the “lions” – O Jornal Económico



"Champions".  The Portuguese champion will face his English counterpart in a duel with a good memory for the "lions" - O Jornal Económico

Sporting CP and Manchester City are in the 1/8 finals of the Champions League in a match that is theoretically unequal from the outset. You ‘citizens“To have the most valuable team in the millionaire competition, 1.1 billion euros, which is more than five times the valuation of the Lviv team, 198.2 million euros.

Despite the clear favoritism of the English side, the last meeting between the two teams ended with Sporting CP reaching the Europa League quarterfinals in 2012 with a scoreless victory in the first leg at Estádio José de Alvalade. the ball in a game made famous by Xandao’s heel, Sporting’s Brazilian defender, who, in an unusual way, scored the winning goal that gave the Green-whites an advantage in the match.

In the second leg, Manchester City beat Sporting 3-2, but contrary to what is happening this season, two goals scored by the Lions in the opponent’s ground were doubled by a draw (3-3) and ended in a draw. Registration of the Portuguese team entering the next stage.

Since then, City have established themselves as one of the most influential clubs in England, with four Premier League titles, six League Cups, one FA Cup and three Super Cups. In turn, Sporting has won two Portuguese Cups, three League Cups, two Super Cups and regained the Portuguese First League title, from which it has been running for 19 years.

In terms of financial income, Sporting has received € 8.4 million after three victories in their group. Added to this is reaching the 16th Champions Final, which translates into a cash flow of over € 9.6 million. Adding the value gained with access to the millionaire race, guaranteed the Portuguese Championship (€ 27 million), the team coached by Ruben Amorim has already guaranteed € 45.01 million. Moving to the next stage of the competition will bring the Portuguese club € 10.6 million in additional cash. Each win is still worth € 2.8 million and the draw is € 930,000.

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In terms of line-ups, Manchester City (€ 1.1 billion) have a clear advantage over Sporting, if not for the English emblem, the most valuable in the competition. Among the most valuable players are Kevin de Bruyne and Jack Grealish, who are valued by Transfermarkt at € 100 million. Also worth noting are the presence of three Portuguese players: Ruben Dias, João Canselo and Bernardo Silva, who are part of Pep Guardiola’s strategy.

With a roster of € 198.2 million, Sporting is at a theoretical disadvantage, but the performance of the Portuguese emblem leaves room for Leo fans to surprise him. Among the Lions’ most valuable players are Pablo Sarabia (€ 25 million) and Pedro Gonçalves (€ 25 million). Ruben Amorim, like most of his players, is preparing to play in the first Champions League qualifiers of his career.

The first leg of the match will take place in Lisbon at Sporting CP, the date will be set between 15/16 and 22/23 February, and the second match is scheduled for the period from 8/9 to 15/16 March.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.



Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.



Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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