Porto with one foot in Jamor
With European play to resume shortly and crunch Primeira Liga games (Benfica-Porto & Sporting-Benfica) to look forward to within the next month the Portuguese season is entering a pivotal period.
Nevertheless, the big story this week has been about a transfer that will only take effect next season, with Sporting's contract rebel André Carrillo signing for cross-town rivals Benfica.
Meanwhile the first legs of the Portuguese Cup semi-finals were played this week, with FC Porto and Braga earning advantages against Gil Vicente and Rio Ave respectively. PortuGOAL rounds up the latest news.