Overall it was about as mediocre as it gets for Portuguese players playing abroad. The highlights were Tiago and da Costa scoring for their respective clubs.
1-Manchester United 1-2 Chelsea – Paulo Ferreira and Deco started for the blues, with the latter substituted out in the 82nd minute. Both Bosingwa and Ricardo Carvalho are out injured for Chelsea, so it goes without saying that they did not make an appearance. Nani substituted in for United on 72 minutes, and assisted Macheda’s goal.
2-Bolton 0-1 Aston Villa – Vaz te not included in the Bolton squad as he is still playing for the reserves.
3-Portsmouth 0-0 Blackburn – Ricardo Rocha played a full match for Portsmouth.
4-Everton 2-2 West Ham – Manuel da Costa played full match and scored a goal for the Hammers.
5-Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Werder Bremen – Hugo Almeida played a full match for the Bremen.
6-Koln 0-3 Hertha BSC – Maniche and Petit played a full match for Koln.
7-Hamburger SV 0-0 Hannover – Sergio Pinto played a full match for Hannover.
1-Inter 3-0 Bologna – Quaresma nowhere to be seen
2-Atalanta 2-0 Siena – Brandao nowhere to be seen
1-Zaragoza 2-0 Malaga – Duda played a full match for Malaga, with Helder Rosario nowhere to be seen. Eliseu also played a full match for Zaragoza.
2-Valladolid 0-2 Villareal – Pele suspended for Valladolid, so he didn’t play, but Sereno played a full game for them.
3-Almeria 1-1 Mallorca – Nunes played a full match for Mallorca, with Bruno China nowhere to be seen.
4-Valencia 3-0 Osasuna – Manuel Fernandes played a full match for Valencia.
5-Racing Santander 0-2 Real Madrid – Pepe still out for Madrid, with Ronaldo playing a full match and scoring a penalty.
6-Atletico Madrid 3-0 Deportivo – Both Tiago and Simao started for Atletico, with the latter being substituted out in the 86th minute. Tiago also scored his first league goal since 2006! Ze Castro was nowhere to be seen for Deportivo.
7-Saint Etienne 2-0 Le Mans – Joao Paulo played full match for Le Mans.
8-Valenciennes 1-0 Lille – Ricardo Costa substituted in for Lille in the 86th minute.
9-Marseille 1-0 Lens – Marco Ramos played a full match for Lens
10-Boulogne 1-1 Toulouse – Paulo Machado played the first 74 minutes for Toulouse.