Put simply, if you’re looking for some of the best top-flight football in Europe, this is where you’ll find it and the only way to truly experience the best Portuguese football is by getting Primeira Liga tickets. Portugal makes no apology for its national obsession with the beautiful game. Matches are followed religiously on television, the rights and wrongs of team selections are debated at the café and around the dinner table, and the national team carry a burden of expectation that would humble many a bigger side. But if you really want to get to the roots of Portugal’s sporting passion, you need to be at the game. Take a look at our selection and take your seat with Primeira Liga Tickets here on StubHub.
Primeira Liga – Portugal’s sporting showcase
With 34 league matches over the season, there are plenty of opportunities to secure your Primeira Liga tickets. Each team in the 18-club division plays its opponents once home and once away. The colour, excitement and intensity of match day make every game special, particularly for the diehard fans and season ticket holders; seats for derby games or matches against ‘Os Tres Grandes’, the ‘Big Three’ of the national game, should be booked as early as you can.
The competition really heats up in April and May, as the leaders chase the title and one of two automatic Champions League spots, while finishers as low as sixth can still secure a place in the Europa League qualifying round. At the bottom end of the table, there’s the added drama of the drop: even well-supported clubs like Académica de Coimbra have faced relegation to the Liga Pro.
The big three of the Primeira Liga
Despite passionate local support for historic clubs like Guimarães, Académica, Braga and Boavista, the Primeira Liga has always been dominated by the three great power-bases of Portuguese football: Benfica, Porto and Sporting Lisbon, with over 80 titles between them. The big match is the Lisbon Derby between Sporting and Benfica, which renews one of sport’s great rivalries at least twice a season.