Going to start with the Champions League: Benfica: Are basically the best quality team among the portuguese trio. But only that doesn't make a team work and hopefully they will crave that performance against Austria Wien for a long time. Otherwise I won't be surprised if they finnish third. Considering their rivals (Manchester United, Celtic Glasgow, Copenhagen) they have everything to go to the next round. They're definitely stronger than Celtic or Copenhagen and more solid in center midfield and some other areas compared to MU. Everything is on their side. Sporting: Paulo Bento turned Sporting into a very solid team that in my opinion can make wonders. Against Inter will be very tough but I don't share the same opinion of Bayern Munich. The germans are facing tough times and I think they really underrate Sporting's side so that's an advantage. The away games are going to be very difficult but if they manage to get at least 3 draws or 1L-1D-1W then they'll do fine and shock Europe. FC Porto: An incognita. Porto do have a great midfield and a good goalkeeper but lack options in the attack and have a bad defense in the wings. Good that Jesualdo decided to keep with the 3-4-3 system but any other choice would seem crazy. In my opinion R. Costa should join Pepe and P. Emanuel in the centre but when it comes to the wings...Bonsingwa was not cut out for that and Cech is terrible. Since Porto doesn't have any other choice than put up with them, let's hope they don't crap big time. Same can be said about the strikers this year...not gifted enough to represent the club. Anyway, their rivals are all tough, specially Arsenal. If this Porto changes with Jesualdo for the better than it's possible they can reach the last 16. UEFA Cup: Sp. Braga: The key to beat Chievo, is winning at home and hold a draw away. But Braga must take this in consideration...portuguese don't have a good record against the italians and if even they manage to win at home...it will definitely be by a small margin. 50/50 I say. Vítória Setúbal: I'm not aware of Vitoria's potential this season but I still think it's possible for them to defeat Heerenveen of Holland. After the league starts, I'll have a better perspective of Vitoria's chances. Nacional: Rapid Bucharest of Romenia won't be easy for Nacional and liek I said about Vitoria...once the league starts I'll know how far can the madeirenses go.