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Portugal set for next stage

Published: Tuesday 7 June 2005, 23.30CET
Estonia 0-5 Portugal A comfortable victory confirms the visitors as the first team to qualify for the play-offs.
Published: Tuesday 7 June 2005, 23.30CET

Portugal set for next stage

Estonia 0-5 Portugal A comfortable victory confirms the visitors as the first team to qualify for the play-offs.

By Margus Luik

Portugal are the first team to claim one of the 16 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying play-off places after ensuring a top-two finish in Group 3 with a comfortable victory in Estonia.

Huge advantage
Having already won their first six matches, the 2004 bronze-medallists knew that three more points today would leave only Russia able to catch them. And against a side without victory in the pool, they easily extended their advantage over the second-placed team to eight points and preserved the competiton's only perfect record.

Marcelino goal
Any early nerves were settled on 12 minutes when Hugo Viana's corner was headed in at the near post by Edgar Marcelino. Estonia pushed for an equaliser and Portugal goalkeeper Bruno Vale was forced to save from Vladimir Voskoboinikov, Andrei Antonov and Ott Reinumäe.

Oliveira arrives
Marcelino struck again ten minutes into the second half, and three minutes later Filipe Oliveira, on as a substitute for Marcelino for no more than 40 seconds, continued his goalscoring form in the group with his first touch, a thunderous right-footed shot.

Scoring complete
On 83 minutes Hugo Almeida headed in Oliveira's cross at the second attempt, having hit the crossbar with his first effort, and substitute Paulo Sérgio completed the scoring seconds later. Estonia substitute Andrei Sidorenkov struck the bar late on.

November date
The top two from each of the eight groups will enter the play-offs in November, and Portugal begin their build up with their next qualifier at home to Luxembourg on 2 September. Estonia will look for an elusive victory against Latvia the same day.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.25CET

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Lineups

Estonia

Estonia

Portugal

Portugal

1
VeberJürgen Veber (GK)
1
Bruno ValeBruno Vale (GK)
2
ŠišovTihhon Šišov
2
João PereiraJoão Pereira
Yellow Card52
3
PostSander Post
3
Zé CastroZé Castro
4
MazurkevitšAndrei Mazurkevitš
4
Pedro RibeiroPedro Ribeiro
5
SiimKauri Siim
19
ValdirValdir
6
ReinumäeOtt Reinumäe (C)
13
Nuno MoraisNuno Morais
Substitution75
7
AntonovAndrei Antonov
16
Edgar MarcelinoEdgar Marcelino
Goal12
Goal55
Substitution57
8
LemberMati Lember
Yellow Card86
10
Hugo VianaHugo Viana (C)
Yellow Card42
9
VoskoboinikovVladimir Voskoboinikov
Substitution64
8
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho
10
DupikovAlo Dupikov
Substitution80
18
IvanildoIvanildo
Substitution66
11
HurtMartin Hurt
Substitution46
20
Hugo AlmeidaHugo Almeida
Goal84

Substitutes

12
LemetsaarReijo Lemetsaar (GK)
12
Paulo RibeiroPaulo Ribeiro (GK)
13
VannaTõnis Vanna
5
RodriguesVitor Rodrigues
14
RoopsSiim Roops
14
SemedoSemedo
15
VunkMartin Vunk
Substitution80
15
Diogo ValenteDiogo Valente
16
MutleRaiko Mutle
7
Filipe OliveiraFilipe Oliveira
Substitution57
Goal59
17
SidorenkovAndrei Sidorenkov
Substitution46
11
Paulo SérgioPaulo Sérgio
Substitution66
Goal85
18
AhjuperaJarmo Ahjupera
Substitution64
9
VarelaSilvestre Varela
Substitution75

Coach

Agostinho Oliveira (POR)

Referee

Attila Dubraviczky (HUN)

Assistant referees

Peter Kovacs (HUN), Imre Attila Nagy (HUN)

Fourth official

Attila Abraham (HUN)

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