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Benfica crush Santa Clara for 37th league title

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Benfica celebrate their record 37th title on Saturday.

Benfica won a record-extending 37th Portuguese league title by hammering Santa Clara 4-1 at home on Saturday on the final day of the season.

The Lisbon side, who collected a fifth title in six years, finished two points above nearest challengers and historic rivals FC Porto, who came from behind to win 2-1 at home to Sporting as both sides had a player sent off.

Top scorer Haris Seferovic sent Benfica on their way in front of a packed and noisy Stadium of Light with a cool finish in the 16th minute,...

Porto president in search of goalkeeper amid doubt of Casillas return

Iker Casillas is a doubt to return to Porto next season after suffering a heart attack at the beginning of May.

FC Porto president Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa does not expect Iker Casillas to play again following the goalkeeper's heart attack and is in the market for a replacement.

Casillas spent five days in hospital after suffering a heart attack during training on May 1 and upon being discharged, the 37-year-old did not give an indication as to whether he would like or be able to return to play professionally again.

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Atletico to sign Herrera as well as Porto teammates Felipe, Telles - source

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Atletico Madrid will sign Mexico international Hector Herrera on a free transfer this summer, while his Porto teammates defenders Felipe and Alex Telles are also close to following, a source close to the Portuguese club has told ESPN FC.

Central midfielder Herrera, centre-back Felipe, and left-back Telles have all developed significantly in recent seasons under Porto manager Sergio Conceicao, who the source said Atletico had been looking at before boss Diego Simeone extended his contract in February.

Herrera,...

Mexico midfielder Herrera to miss Gold Cup after Twitter statement

USMNT's Gregg Berhalter praises the Mexican Federation for their success in CONCACAF and says they've set the benchmark for MLS and U.S. Soccer.

Porto midfielder Hector Herrera will not be part Mexico's Gold Cup squad this summer after ruling himself out of contention for the tournament.

The 29-year-old is considered an important part of the Mexican national team, but also missed March's friendly games and wants a rest this summer while he sorts out his club situation.

"I feel it is necessary to fully recover after the physical and mental wear of the season, in which I've played over 50 official matches for my current club; as well as having...

Man United join Man City in race to sign Bruno Fernandes - sources

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits some of his Man United players have played their last game for the club.

Manchester United are ready to rival neighbours Manchester City for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes, sources have told ESPN FC.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking for at least one new midfielder in the summer with Ander Herrera set to join Paris Saint-Germain when his contract at Old Trafford expires on June 30.

Fernandes, who has scored 31 goals in 50 games for Sporting this season, is on the list of targets along with Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez but United will have to beat competition...