Lisbon, May 26 : Hailing his country's football captain Cristiano Ronaldo as "the best", Portuguese midfielder William Carvalho said he is "surprised" that the striker still wants to improve.
"When I met him (Cristiano) he was the best but he still wants to improve, so I admire Cristiano for that desire," Carvalho told Efe.
"If Cristiano scores a hat-trick in a game, he will want to score four in the next. If he runs 100 kilometres in one match, he will want to run 150 in the next," the Sporting Lisbon midfielder added.
Lisbon, Feb 17 - Portuguese football club Benfica needed a late goal from Oliveira Jonas to pull off a 1-0 victory over Zenit St. Petersburg in the first leg of a Champions League knockout stage clash.
The first half was a quiet affair here on Tuesday, with hosts Benfica dominant against the Russian side, reports Efe.
The hosts had only two chances in the first half. Luis Pizzi missed the target in the 18th minute, while Jonas' long shot 10 minutes later sailed just outside the post.
Lisbon, June 1 - Portugal were held to a 0-0 draw with Greece Saturday night in a World Cup warm-up at the Estadio Nacional in capital Lisbon, as they struggled without Cristiano Ronaldo.
Lisbon, May 25 - Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid 4-1 Saturday at the Estadio da Luz to clinch its 10th European Champions League Cup.
Lisbon, May 12 - Estoril has beaten Sporting 1-0 in the final round of the Portuguese League.
Estoril Sunday started on a better foot from the very start, with Brazilian midfielder Evandro Goebel
Oeiras (Portugal), May 5 - Argentina's Carlos Berlocq claimed the Portugal Open title on Sunday by beating top seed Czech Tomas Berdych 0-6, 7-5, 6-1.
Lisbon, May 4 : Following are the Portuguese soccer league standings after Saturday's match (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points) according to Xinhua:
Oeiras (Portugal), May 3 - Svetlana Kuznetsova reached her first final in more than three years on Friday with a 6-3, 6-1 semi-final win over
Lisbon, April 25 - Benfica beat Juventus 2-1 in the Europa League semifinals with goals by Garay and Lima.
Ezequiel Garay headed in the first goal just three minutes into the game Thursday night at
Lisbon, April 21 - Benfica beat Olhanense 2-0 at the Luz Stadium here with a double from Lima to clinch the Portuguese top flight football league title.
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