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Ivanović caps Portugal misery

Published: Thursday 25 May 2006, 23.15CET
Portugal 0-2 Serbia and Montenegro Portugal were undone by an own goal and sending-off as the 2004 runners-up triumphed in Barcelos.
by Michael Harrold
from Estádio Cidade de Barcelos

Match statistics

PortugalSerbia and Montenegro

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target8
 
3
Attempts off target6
 
5
Corners6
 
2
Fouls committed8
 
17
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red Cards1
 
0

Standings

Group A FRA / GER / POR / SCG

TeamsPWDLFA+/-Pts
France France22004046
Germany Germany210113-23
Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro21012113
Portugal Portugal200203-30
Last updated: 19/04/2013 11:30 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
W: Won   
D: Drawn   
L: Lost   
F: For   
A: Against   
+/-: Goal difference   
Published: Thursday 25 May 2006, 23.15CET

Ivanović caps Portugal misery

Portugal 0-2 Serbia and Montenegro Portugal were undone by an own goal and sending-off as the 2004 runners-up triumphed in Barcelos.

Serbia and Montenegro kept their hopes of a semi-final place alive and left Portugal staring at elimination after a comfortable 2-0 Group A victory in Barcelos.

Semedo off
For the second time in as many matches Portugal fell behind to an own goal, Zé Castro this time the culprit. Branislav Ivanović then made sure of the points with a header midway through the second half, moments after Bruno Vale had saved Nenad Milijaš's penalty. Portugal had by then been reduced to ten men, Semedo sent off for the foul on Milos Krašic that led to the spot-kick. To progress Portugal must now beat Germany on Sunday, when Serbia and Montenegro face France.

Vučinić injured
Both coaches had made changes, partially to ease the strain of playing three games in six days, but also to freshen their sides after disappointing opening defeats. The only enforced switch from the Serbia and Montenegro team that lost to Germany saw injured striker Mirko Vučinić drop out, giving Milan Purović a chance.

Nani chance
The home support had put Tuesday's loss to France behind them and made their presence felt early on, and their team should have given them more reason to cheer when Ricardo Quaresema sent Nani clear on eleven minutes. Nani darted to the edge of the area and had time to pick his spot only to shoot weakly at Vladimir Stojković. Portugal were playing with three up front which left them vulnerable on the counter and on 17 minutes Serbia and Montenegro took full advantage. Ivanović crossed low and under pressure from Purović, Zé Castro turned the ball into his own net.

Portugal subdued

Manuel Fernandes tried to lead the recovery, crashing a dipping effort at goal that Stojković palmed clear. Quaresma showed more of his range of skills soon after the restart when he crossed with the outside of his right foot to Hugo Almeida who headed wide at the near post. Portugal were camped in the Serbia and Montenegro half but again they were almost punished on the break. This time Krašic surged forward and shot low on goal, the outstretched leg of keeper Bruno Vale keeping Portugal in contention.

Penalty save
The goalkeeper was the hero again on 63 minutes. Again Krašic surged into the area only this time he was brought down by Semedo. The Portugal defender was sent off and Serbia and Montenegro were awarded a penalty. Milijaš shot low to Bruno Vale's left but the keeper got down well to save. Portuguese celebrations were short-lived as from the resulting corner the 2004 runners-up scored. Dušan Basta crossed into the box where Ivanović rose and headed in. Down to ten men there was no way back for the hosts.

Carlsberg Man of the Match: Milan Stepanov

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.45CET

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Lineups

Portugal

Portugal

Serbia and Montenegro

Serbia and Montenegro

1
Bruno ValeBruno Vale (GK)
1
StojkovićVladimir Stojković (GK) (C)
Yellow Card57
21
Filipe OliveiraFilipe Oliveira
Yellow Card19
2
IvanovićBranislav Ivanović
Goal65
6
Zé CastroZé Castro
Goal17
5
StepanovMilan Stepanov
Yellow Card49
4
SemedoSemedo
Red Card63
6
BiševacMilan Biševac
11
Diogo ValenteDiogo Valente
13
LomićMarko Lomić
18
NaniNani
Substitution46
18
BastaDušan Basta
Substitution90
8
Manuel FernandesManuel Fernandes
19
TodorovićIvan Todorović
3
Raul MeirelesRaul Meireles
17
KrasićMiloš Krasić
7
QuaresmaRicardo Quaresma (C)
7
MilijašNenad Milijaš
Yellow Card44
9
Hugo AlmeidaHugo Almeida
Substitution71
8
JankovićBoško Janković
17
VarelaSilvestre Varela
Substitution46
20
PurovićMilan Purović

Substitutes

12
Paulo RibeiroPaulo Ribeiro (GK)
12
JovićAleksandar Jović (GK)
22
FernandesDaniel Fernandes (GK)
22
VujadinovićMiroslav Vujadinović (GK)
2
NélsonNélson
3
TošićDuško Tošić
5
Pedro RibeiroPedro Ribeiro
4
RnićNemanja Rnić
10
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho
Substitution46
Yellow Card79
10
VukčevićSimon Vukčević
13
RolandoRolando
11
PavlovićMiloš Pavlović
14
CustódioCustódio
14
BabovićStefan Babović
15
Nuno MoraisNuno Morais
15
D. MilovanovićDejan Milovanović
Substitution90
16
AmaroBruno Amaro
16
RakićDjordje Rakić
19
Ricardo Vaz TéRicardo Vaz Té
Substitution71
21
BurzanovićIgor Burzanović
20
LourençoLourenço
Substitution46

Coach

Agostinho Oliveira (POR) Dragomir Okuka (SRB)

Referee

Martin Hansson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Geir Åge Holen (NOR), Fredrik Nilsson (SWE)

Fourth official

Gerald Lehner (AUT)

Legend:

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