Portimonense

Portimonense: Back to business

Portimonense were knocked out of the Allianz League Cup by Gil Vicente by a clear cut 3-0 margin and can now concentrate on the return to league action proper against high-flying Casa Pia next Wednesday.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Berke Ozer, signed as a replacement for the departed Samuel Portugal only this summer, has left the Algarveans for his native Galatasaray initially on loan with a view to a permanent transfer. The 22-year-old Turk managed just two (losing) Cup games during his stay, failing to get past in-form first choice Kosuke Nakamura.

By SKIP BANDELE