Portugal won the Euro 2016 cup, but that doesn’t matter now. I just can’t wait for the Liga Portuguesa (Division 1) matches. FC Porto, Sporting or Benfica are the usual nominees to win the champions title. (Since the 40s there have been only 2 teams that had the courage to fight back, luckily, my club Belenenses (check the Clube de Belenenses article) was one of them.
The city is still decorated with national flags on the balconies and in some windows and football fever is here to stay. There are plenty of places to watch it, from small corner cafes to sport bars. The hardest part… It’s tough to choose one.
If you want to check out a great atmosphere, step inside one of the vintage cafés like Café Império, they claim to have some of the best beef in town!
If the weather’s fine, why not to go to Esplanada da Mata and enjoy the quietness of one the unknown parks in Lisbon? Well… at least until football’s on the screen, then it will be noisy as usual, but one thing I’m sure of: Excellent staff, great toasts and cold beer.
Usually, there are lots of places screening football all afternoon near the football stadiums. As long as you’re not supporting their rivals you should be ok.
One of my favourite places to watch football is at one of the many cafés at Telheiras quarter and it’s cool to watch it with a group of friends
What else do you need? Gooooolooooooo!!! 😉