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Almeida maintains Portuguese perfection

Published: Tuesday 29 March 2005, 20.20CET
Slovakia 0-1 Portugal Hugo Almeida's clincher stretches Portugal's winning Group 3 start to five matches.
Published: Tuesday 29 March 2005, 20.20CET

Almeida maintains Portuguese perfection

Slovakia 0-1 Portugal Hugo Almeida's clincher stretches Portugal's winning Group 3 start to five matches.

Hugo Almeida's goal early in the second half stretched Portugal's winning start to UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 3 to five games.

Perfect record
Third in this competition in 2004, Portugal are keen to improve on that showing next summer and have now beaten all of their group rivals - adding today to victories against Latvia, Estonia, Russia and Luxembourg. Their last win was a 6-1 victory in Luxembourg, but it was tougher this time against a Slovakia team level with second-placed Russia on nine points until Almeida, currently on loan at Boavista FC from FC Porto, struck.

June rematch
Russia could reduce Portugal's lead to three points by winning in Estonia on Wednesday, but the leaders can move further clear again when they welcome Slovakia for the return fixture on 3 June.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.32CET

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Lineups

Slovakia

Slovakia

Portugal

Portugal

12
PernišDušan Perniš (GK)
1
Bruno ValeBruno Vale (GK)
13
PekaríkPeter Pekarík
Yellow Card24
2
João PereiraJoão Pereira
3
ŠkrtelMartin Škrtel
3
Pedro RibeiroPedro Ribeiro
5
KonečnýRoman Konečný
4
Zé CastroZé Castro
Yellow Card57
4
MinarcíkMartin Minarcík
5
ValdirValdir
Yellow Card66
8
PečovskýViktor Pečovský
6
Raul MeirelesRaul Meireles
Yellow Card89
11
VaščákBlažej Vaščák
7
Filipe OliveiraFilipe Oliveira
Yellow Card88
15
LietavaIvan Lietava
Substitution77
8
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho
Substitution65
10
ŽofčákIgor Žofčák
Substitution62
9
Hugo AlmeidaHugo Almeida
Goal55
Yellow Card60
7
IvanaMilan Ivana (C)
Yellow Card43
10
QuaresmaRicardo Quaresma (C)
Substitution80
14
HalenárJuraj Halenár
Substitution62
11
Diogo ValenteDiogo Valente
Substitution89

Substitutes

1
KozáčikMatúš Kozáčik (GK)
12
Paulo RibeiroPaulo Ribeiro (GK)
6
AdámikJozef Adámik
13
RodriguesVitor Rodrigues
2
PlevaDalibor Pleva
14
Nuno MoraisNuno Morais
Substitution89
16
KóňaTomáš Kóňa
15
AmaroBruno Amaro
Substitution65
17
BakošMarek Bakoš
Substitution62
16
Paulo SérgioPaulo Sérgio
18
KulíkRadovan Kulík
Substitution62
17
LourençoLourenço
9
ŠeboFilip Šebo
Substitution77
18
VarelaSilvestre Varela
Substitution80

Coach

Jozef Bubenko (SVK) Agostinho Oliveira (POR)

Referee

Selçuk Dereli (TUR)

Assistant referees

Muhittin Gurses (TUR), Çem Satman (TUR)

Fourth official

Zafer Önder Ipek (TUR)

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