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Portugal make winning start

Published: Friday 7 September 2007, 22.15CET
Republic of Ireland 0-2 Portugal Portugal sent out a statement of intent in Group 3 with goals early in each half earning them the points in Cork.
Portugal make winning start
Miguel Veloso scored a trademark goal ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 7 September 2007, 22.15CET

Portugal make winning start

Republic of Ireland 0-2 Portugal Portugal sent out a statement of intent in Group 3 with goals early in each half earning them the points in Cork.

Portugal sent out a statement of intent in their first Group 3 qualifier with goals early in each half earning three points against a determined Republic of Ireland side.

Early opener
The visitors made a dream start when Paulo Machado met an inviting cross and guided his header into the bottom corner from close range with just three minutes on the clock. Ireland responded well as they went in search of an equaliser but they were nearly caught out on the counterattack with Vieirinha forcing a good save from Darren Randolph. The defining moment came after 53 minutes when Sporting Clube de Portugal starlet Miguel Veloso rifled in an unstoppable shot from just outside the penalty area after wrong-footing the Irish defence.

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.19CET

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Lineups

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Portugal

Portugal

1
RandolphDarren Randolph (GK)
1
Ricardo BatistaRicardo Batista (GK)
2
NolanEddie Nolan
3
Nuno André CoelhoNuno André Coelho
3
O'HalloranStephen O'Halloran
4
Miguel VelosoMiguel Veloso
Goal54
Substitution84
4
KeoghRichard Keogh
Yellow Card84
5
AntunesAntunes
5
O'DeaDarren O'Dea (C)
6
PeléPelé
6
CreggPatrick Cregg
Substitution45+1
8
Manuel FernandesManuel Fernandes (C)
7
O'BrienJames O'Brien
7
VieirinhaVieirinha
8
QuinnStephen Quinn
9
MoreiraJoão Moreira
Substitution88
9
RooneyAdam Rooney
Substitution74
10
Paulo MachadoPaulo Machado
Goal7
Substitution81
10
GleesonStephen Gleeson
Substitution67
13
Salgado Da Cunha Mango FernandVasco Herculano Salgado Da Cunha Mango Fernand
Yellow Card62
11
ClarkeBilly Clarke
Yellow Card9
20
Manuel da CostaManuel da Costa
Yellow Card84

Substitutes

16
QuigleyDarren Quigley (GK)
12
Rui PatrícioRui Patrício (GK)
13
SammonConnor Sammon
Substitution74
11
Hélder BarbosaHélder Barbosa
Substitution81
14
GarvanOwen Garvan
Substitution45+1
14
PereirinhaBruno Pereirinha
15
CollinsMichael Collins
Substitution67
15
BrandãoGonçalo Brandão
12
PowellConor Powell
16
João CoimbraJoão Coimbra
Substitution84
Yellow Card90+2
17
McFaulShane McFaul
18
SilvaVitor Hugo Gome Silva
18
DennehyDarren Dennehy
19
CíceroCícero
Substitution88

Coach

Donald Givens (IRL) Rui Manuel Dos Santos Caçador (POR)

Referee

Manuel Gräfe (GER)

Assistant referees

Detlef Scheppe (GER), Frank Willenborg (GER)

Fourth official

Markus Schmidt (GER)

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