Lotto Arena - Antwerp 30/01/2014 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Final tournament - Group stage - Group B

Netherlands - Portugal
0-5
 

Netherlands - Portugal 0-5 - 30/01/2014 - Match page - Futsal EURO 2014

The official website for European football

Netherlands fall as Portugal advance with Russia

Published: Thursday 30 January 2014, 22.18CET
Netherlands 0-5 Portugal
Portugal won their Group B bow to ensure both they and Russia progress while the Netherlands are the first team out despite a fine display.
by Paul Saffer
from Lotto Arena
 

Match statistics

Netherlands
Portugal

0

Goals scored

5

26

Total attempts

28

9

Attempts on target

12

8

off target

11

9

blocked

5

1

against woodwork

0

5

Corners

3

1

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

8

Fouls committed

6

6

Fouls suffered

8

Lineups

Netherlands

Netherlands

Portugal

Portugal

1Grimmelius (GK)1João Benedito (GK)
6Makhoukhi (C)3Leitão
9El Allouchi5Joel Queirós
Goal13:18
10Attaibi9Gonçalo (C)
14Mossaoui10Ricardinho
12van Maasbommel (GK)14Cristiano (GK)
2Saadouni12André Sousa (GK)
3El Ghannouti2Bruno Coelho
Goal38:10
Goal39:08
4Wijdenbosch4Pedro Costa
5Allouch7Cardinal
Goal36:51
7St Juste8Pedro Cary
Yellow Card34:12
8El Morabiti
Yellow Card36:20
11João Matos
Goal6:44
11Molkarai13Ricardo Fernandes
13Darri

Coaches

Marcel Loosveld (NED) Jorge Braz (POR)

First referee

Saša Tomić (CRO)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 31/01/2014 08:27 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
  
Published: Thursday 30 January 2014, 22.18CET

Netherlands fall as Portugal advance with Russia

Netherlands 0-5 Portugal
Portugal won their Group B bow to ensure both they and Russia progress while the Netherlands are the first team out despite a fine display.

Portugal progressed to the UEFA Futsal EURO 2014 quarter-finals, taking Russia with them, after ending the hopes of the Netherlands in Group B.

Having lost 7-1 to Russia in the opening game on Tuesday, the Dutch needed a huge turnaround, but a second defeat means they are the first team eliminated. Portugal, behind Russia on goal difference, face the 2012 runners-up here on Saturday before both have Sportpaleis quarter-finals on Monday.

The Oranje were determined and straight away Antwerp-based Mohamed Attaibi stung the hands of João Benedito with a strong shot, and Najib El Allouchi was also denied. Their early ascendancy continued as Karim Mossauoi hit a post, but at the other end Petrus Grimmelius had to deny Joel Queirós and soon Portugal, missing the suspended Arnaldo, were on top.

Still, Mohammed Allouch countered and Benedito was fortunate to cut out his effort, but Portugal broke the deadlock when João Matos turned in pivot Cardinal's pass at the far post. Grimmelius was now a busy keeper, Ricardinho's powerful drive and Bruno Coelho's angled strike among those he kept out.

Benedito tipped Amir Molkarai's shot wide, and Portugal were grateful for the cushion of Joel Queirós's 104th international goal, from distance, in the 14th minute. Fan favourite Ricardinho showed he could defend late in the first half, blocking Attaibi's free-kick.

The sell-out crowd began the second half urging on the Netherlands, though with plenty of competition from the knot of Portugal fans behind the Dutch goal. Portugal remained on top, Joel Queirós turning a Ricardinho pass just past the post, while André Sousa, on at half-time for Benedito, twice made good diving saves from Attaibi and also tipped over El Allouchi's attempt.

However, their hopes were over in the last three minutes courtesy of pre-tournament injury doubt Cardinal's finish from a goalmouth scramble. There was still time for two Coelho strikes, both after quick counters masterminded by Ricardinho.

Last updated: 25/09/14 2.32CET

Related information

Player profiles

http://www.uefa.com/futsaleuro/season=2014/matches/round=2000398/match=2013045/postmatch/report/index.html#portugal+dutch+hopes

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA European Futsal Championship logo and trophy are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.