Many promising, young, Portuguese players go on loan every year. This can be very beneficial for them. As was the case with Olhanense this last season, a club can almost completely be made up of players loaned to them. Ukra and Andre Castro showed their true worth last season with that team, and are now going to be a past of Porto’s main team next season. Portimonense, it looks like, are going to be similar to Olhanense this season, with all of the talent they are bringing in on loan.
Here’s the list so far:
Ruben Lima – Benfica to Vitoria Setubal
Ricardo Batista – Sporting to Vitoria Setubal
Nelson Oliveira – Benfica to Rio Ave
Roderick Miranda – Benfica to Rio Ave
Yazalde – Braga to Rio Ave
Candeias – Porto to Portimonense
Tiago Pinto – Braga to Vitoria Setubal
Mario Felgueiras – Braga to Portimonense
Two goals from Porto striker Orlando Sa, and one from Candeias were enough to give the home side a 3-1 victory over a skilled Dutch team. Portugal are trying to salvage their quest to qualify for the 2011 Uefa U21 Euro. In their group are the likes of England and Greece, so they are trying to emulate the difficulty of those games by playing the Netherlands. Anyway, Portugal got off to an amazing start, scoring two goals in the first ten minutes, both of which came from Orlando Sa, who looked too good for his opponents. Candeias then scored over twenty minutes later, inflicting more pain on Holland, making the score an unheard-of 3-0. The dutch fought back, however, with Siem de Jong at the end of most, if not all, of their chances. Soon, he got his goal, but it was little more than a consolation goal, making the final score 3-1. Joao Silva, who was recently transferred from Desporto das Aves to Everton, made his debut for the U-21 team, coming on for Orlando Sa, who will miss the next game due to injury.
Ventura, Pereirinha, Andre Pinto (Bura), Daniel Carrico, Andre Pinto, Ruben Lima, Andre Santos (Pedro Moreira), Castro (Pizzi), Rui Pedro (Andre Almeida), Candeias, Joao Aurelio (Wilson), Orlando Sa (Joao Silva)
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