Renowned English journalist Andy Brassell writes and produces content for a multitude of media outlets including the BBC and The Guardian as their European football expert.

In the latest of his excellent At The Match series of podcasts, Andy rolled into Lisbon for last week's crucial derby, with Sporting facing Benfica for a place in the Taça de Portugal final. Listen to the fascinating podcast which lifts the lid on the passion involved in what is known in Portugal as "The Eternal Derby". 

Amid a backdrop of sound that transports the atmosphere from in and around the José Alvalade stadium in the Portuguese capital last Wednesday, we hear an insightful interview with Tusta from the Juventude Leonina ultras group as they prepare for the visit of their bitter rivals, before PortuGOAL's Tom Kundert waxes lyrical on the coveted Bruno Fernandes and attempts to unravel one of the craziest years in Sporting's history. 

To listen to the podcast click on the play button below. 




Our thanks to the "On the Continent" team for granting permission to carry the podcast on PortuGOAL. 

If you do not already do so, we strongly recommend tuning into the excellent twice-weekly On the Continent show and the At The Match podcasts by clicking here


Related: Bruno Fernandes secures Sporting's passage to Taça de Portugal final


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“The key was the togetherness of the squad. The way we believed in ourselves at a difficult time – after the game against Braga we were a considerable distance behind – but it was essential we kept the belief in what we were doing.”

Sérgio Conceição
(FC Porto coach on why the Dragons won the 2019/20 Portuguese title)