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Peerless Portugal stride on

Published: Friday 2 September 2005, 21.31CET
Portugal 4-0 Luxembourg The Portuguese made it eight wins from eight in Portimao, but scored three of their goals late on.
by Pedro Gonçalves
from Portimao
Published: Friday 2 September 2005, 21.31CET

Peerless Portugal stride on

Portugal 4-0 Luxembourg The Portuguese made it eight wins from eight in Portimao, but scored three of their goals late on.

Portugal, the first team to qualify for the UEFA Under-21 European Championship play-offs, are close to winning Group 3 after sweeping aside Luxembourg 4-0 tonight.

Good start

The impetus was with the home side from the start and Sporting Club de Portugal forward Silvestre Varela went close to breaking the deadlock on five minutes, beating three defenders before hitting a lob which was repelled by Laurent Mond. The inevitable opening goal came ten minutes later when Paulo Sérgio rose above everyone to head in João Pereira's corner.

Late flourish
Portugal dominated but had to wait until the 70th minute to make the game safe as Varela collected the ball, jinked past his marker in the area and left Mond with no chance. The final two goals arrived in the final two minutes, Quaresma and João Pereira providing the gloss.

Russian tests
Portugal face second-place Russia on Tuesday, knowing a draw will be enough to win the pool. Luxembourg remain bottom with one point from eight games.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.06CET

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Lineups

Portugal

Portugal

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

1
Bruno ValeBruno Vale (GK)
1
MondLaurent Mond (GK)
2
João PereiraJoão Pereira
Goal90
2
PleinJacques Plein
Substitution46
3
Zé CastroZé Castro
3
KintzigerKim Kintziger (C)
4
Miguel AngeloMiguel Angelo
4
SchnellTom Schnell
5
RodriguesVitor Rodrigues
5
LehnenTim Lehnen
6
Nuno MoraisNuno Morais
Substitution77
6
C. LeweckCharles Leweck
7
Filipe OliveiraFilipe Oliveira (C)
7
LombardelliClaudio Lombardelli
Substitution68
8
DavideDavide
Yellow Card51
Substitution61
8
BigardJérôme Bigard
9
VarelaSilvestre Varela
Goal70
9
MutschMario Mutsch
Substitution77
10
Paulo SérgioPaulo Sérgio
Goal15
Substitution46
10
FellerJeff Feller
11
IvanildoIvanildo
11
JoachimAurélien Joachim

Substitutes

12
Paulo RibeiroPaulo Ribeiro (GK)
12
DiederichChristophe Diederich (GK)
13
Pedro RibeiroPedro Ribeiro
13
EngeldingerGilles Engeldinger
Substitution46
Yellow Card87
14
Diogo ValenteDiogo Valente
14
GeisbuschGérard Geisbusch
15
Manuel FernandesManuel Fernandes
Substitution77
15
FeltenChris Felten
Substitution77
16
QuaresmaRicardo Quaresma
Substitution61
Goal87
16
PayalBen Payal
17
Hugo VianaHugo Viana
17
TanaDan Tana
Substitution68
18
Hugo AlmeidaHugo Almeida
Substitution46
18
KitengeJoël Kitenge

Coach

Agostinho Oliveira (POR) Roland Schaack (LUX)

Referee

Mark Steven Whitby (WAL)

Assistant referees

Philip Bates (WAL), Simon Lee Evans (WAL)

Fourth official

Brian Lawlor (WAL)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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