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Santos felt Portugal deserved draw that secured Nations League progression

Posted Sunday, November 18, 2018 by PA13 hits

Portugal boss Fernando Santos felt his side deserved the point in Italy which earned them qualification for the Nations League finals.Santos’ side were without Cristiano Ronaldo again but they got the job done at San Siro to finish top of Group A3 ahead of Italy and relegated Poland.“It is a fair result because, from a moment in the second half, Portugal were better,” Santos to...Full Story »

Italy 0 - 0 Portugal: Portugal seal Nations League Finals spot after Italy stalemate

Posted Sunday, November 18, 2018 by PA29 hits

Portugal sealed their place in the Nations League Finals after holding group rivals Italy to a goalless draw in Milan.Fernando Santos’s side, without talisman Cristiano Ronaldo for their second-successive Group A3 clash, needed only a point to qualify and got the job done after showing little desire to win the match.It proved a frustrating evening for Roberto Mancini’s side, who had ...Full Story »

Italy vs Portugal - Chiellini revelling in the drama as he eyes his 100th cap

Posted Friday, November 16, 2018 by PA46 hits

Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini is revelling in the drama of the Nations League as he eyes his 100th cap.The Juventus defender could reach the milestone against Portugal on Saturday exactly 14 years since he made his debut against Finland.Italy, second in the Nations League A3, need to win in Milan but if Portugal avoid defeat they will go through to the finals and Chiellini is enjoyin...Full Story »

Arsenal 0 - 0 Sporting Clube de Portugal: Danny Welbeck injury takes shine off Arsenal’s Europa League progress

Posted Friday, November 09, 2018 by PA44 hits

Arsenal qualified for the knockout stages of the Europa League with a goalless draw at home to 10-man Sporting Lisbon in a game overshadowed by a potentially serious ankle injury to England forward Danny Welbeck.A victory for Qarabag against Vorskla Poltava meant this 0-0 draw was enough to secure the Gunners’ progress from Group E as Sporting had Jeremy Mathieu sent off late on for scythi...Full Story »

Sporting Clube de Portugal 0 - 1 Arsenal: Arsenal win again as Danny Welbeck settles Europa League tie against Sporting

Posted Friday, October 26, 2018 by PA56 hits

Danny Welbeck scored the only goal of the game as Arsenal beat Europa League rivals Sporting Lisbon to extend their winning streak to 11 games.After a largely forgettable opening half, the Gunners gradually improved after the interval and took control of Group E with a 1-0 victory at the Estadio Jose Alvalade.Welbeck had already seen a header chalked off for a foul but he was on hand to steer ho...Full Story »

Scotland 1 - 3 Portugal: More misery for McLeish as Scotland well beaten by Portugal

Posted Monday, October 15, 2018 by PA45 hits

Scotland ended a difficult week in no better shape following a 3-1 defeat to Portugal in their low-key friendly at Hampden Park.Alex McLeish made six changes to the side which performed abysmally in the 2-1 Nations League defeat to Israel on Thursday night and they performed competently in a half-full stadium only for debutant Helder Costa to score for the visitors just before the break.However,...Full Story »

Scotland vs Portugal - Fernando Santos wary of Scotland backlash at Hampden

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2018 by PA62 hits

Portugal head coach Fernando Santos has warned his players that Scottish passion can pose them a problem at Hampden.Portugal moved five points clear in their Nations League group (A3) on Thursday when they won 3-2 in Poland without star player Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been rested as he fights to clear his name following allegations that he raped a woman in Las Vegas in 2009, claims he strongly...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo left out of Portugal squad for games vs. Poland, Scotland

Posted Friday, October 05, 2018 by ESPN94 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo again was left out of the Portugal squad on Thursday, this time for games against Poland and Scotland later this month. Portugal coach Fernando Santos did not call up Ronaldo, the subject of a reopened investigation into an alleged rape in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. Ronaldo has repeatedly denied the accusations. Santos said the Juventus forward also will not represent ...Full Story »

Portugal 1 - 0 Italy: Roberto Mancini: Italy were not outplayed by Portugal

Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by PA86 hits

Italy coach Roberto Mancini insisted his side were not inferior to Portugal, despite slipping to a 1-0 Nations League defeat in Lisbon.The European champions, without talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, got their campaign under way with a slender victory in their Group A3 clash at Benfica’s Estadio da Luz.Portugal did not have to get out of second gear to take the points against a much-changed sid...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo misses out but Portugal open with win over Italy

Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by PA30 hits

Portugal, without talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, got their Nations League campaign under way with a 1-0 victory against Italy in their Group A3 clash at Benfica’s Estadio da Luz.Portugal did not have to get out of second gear to take the points against a much-changed side fielded by Roberto Mancini.After a dominant first-half display, the hosts finally made the breakthrough at the start of th...Full Story »

Portugal coach Santos wary of Italy threat in Nations League clash

Posted Monday, September 10, 2018 by PA52 hits

Fernando Santos has warned Portugal to expect to face an Italy side itching to prove their international “value” in the Nations League.Portugal will kick-start their campaign in UEFA’s new competition by hosting Italy in Lisbon on Monday, with manager Santos preparing for a tough encounter.“Italy have enormous desire to show their value, having failed to qualify for the W...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo in TEARS as Portugal CRASH OUT of World Cup

Posted Sunday, July 01, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk180 hits

Despite looking very strong, they failed to overcome Uruguay in a tightly-fought World Cup battle that ended 2-1. Edinson Cavani netted a stunning curling effort to win the match – leaving Portuguese fans in tears. Uruguay barely managed any actual shots on goal throughout the night – but Cavani was clinical with his two chances. Pepe managed to claw a goal back, roaring with joy ...Full Story »

Uruguay 2 Portugal 1: Cavani brace sends tearful Ronaldo home early

Posted Sunday, July 01, 2018 by Goal.com137 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were knocked out of the World Cup on the same day, but Uruguay will rue Edinson Cavani's injury. Edinson Cavani's double earned Uruguay a 2-1 win over Portugal and a World Cup quarter-final against France, with a tearful Cristiano Ronaldo knocked out on the same day as his rival Lionel Messi. Argentina's hopes of going one step better than a narrow defeat t...Full Story »

Portugal don't rely on Ronaldo, insists Santos

Posted Saturday, June 30, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com138 hits

Portugal are not a one-man team reliant on captain and all-time leading goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo, according to head coach Fernando Santos. Ronaldo has led the way for Portugal at the World Cup, scoring four goals in three games to help the European champions reach the last 16 against Uruguay in Sochi on Saturday. Santos was inevitably asked about Ronaldo on the eve of the knockout clash ...Full Story »

Iran 1 Portugal 1: Santos' men survive late Saransk scare after Ronaldo penalty miss

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2018 by Goal.com138 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty miss ultimately did not cost Portugal a last-16 berth as they held out for a dramatic 1-1 draw with Iran.Mehdi Taremi wasted a gilt-edged chance after Karim Ansarifard's penalty had thrown Iran a lifeline, but Portugal survived with a 1-1 draw to make the World Cup last 16 despite Cristiano Ronaldo's missed spot-kick in a match dominated by VAR. The usually prolifi...Full Story »

Portugal limp into the last 16 with draw against Iran

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2018 by PA58 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty and Portugal blew the chance to finish top of Group B, with a dramatic climax seeing them draw 1-1 with minnows Iran.The European champions were leading through Ricardo Quaresma’s stunning goal but were dramatically pegged back in stoppage time by a controversial spot-kick – and they would have gone out of the tournament had Mehdi Taremi not missed ...Full Story »

Iran vs Portugal - Queiroz accuses FIFA of ‘taking the game from the people’ with VAR

Posted Monday, June 25, 2018 by PA136 hits

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has strongly criticised FIFA’s decision to introduce video assistant referees at the World Cup, saying it has taken the game away from the fans and created confusion.The former Manchester United assistant manager was speaking ahead of Iran’s Group B decider against his native Portugal – a team he managed between 2008 and 2010 – in Saransk on Mond...Full Story »

Ronaldo heads Portugal to unconvincing win over unlucky Morocco

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PA60 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo’s fourth goal of the tournament was enough to give Portugal a 1-0 win over Morocco in their World Cup Group B match in Moscow.Portugal can look forward to a game against Iran, knowing they have one foot in the last 16, while the North Africans have only pride to play for against Spain.Having waited 20 years for a fifth appearance at a World Cup, fans of the Lions of the A...Full Story »

Portugal 1 Morocco 0: Record-breaker Ronaldo sends Renard's men out

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Goal.com70 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo scored after four minutes to become the leading European international goal-scorer of all time as Portugal beat Morocco.Cristiano Ronaldo took just four minutes to score the goal that made him the top-scoring European in international football as Portugal beat Morocco 1-0 in Moscow to dump Herve Renard's men out of the World Cup. One the tournament's star performers so far p...Full Story »

Portugal star Ronaldo becomes second leading international scorer with Morocco goal

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Goal.com93 hits

The Real Madrid man is now only behind Iran legend Ali Daei in the rankings after finding the back of the net once again Cristiano Ronaldo has become the second leading international goalscorer of all time after finding the back of the net against Morocco. The Portugal superstar, 33, netted inside the opening five minutes of his side's World Cup clash at the Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday. ...Full Story »

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