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Targino leaves it late for Portugal

Published: Wednesday 17 October 2007, 0.34CET
Montenegro 1-2 Portugal
Late goals from from Pele and Targino kept Portugal within striking distance of England in Group 3.
by Aleksandar Radović
from Podgrica
Published: Wednesday 17 October 2007, 0.34CET

Targino leaves it late for Portugal

Montenegro 1-2 Portugal
Late goals from from Pele and Targino kept Portugal within striking distance of England in Group 3.

Portugal came from behind in Podgorica to seal their third win in Group 3 and stay within touching distance of leaders England in qualifying for the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Targino winner
Goals from Pele and Targino late on earned the visiting side the points in a game Montenegro, who had lost 4-0 to Portugal last month, controlled for long spells. In a lively first half, João Moreira saw a shot bounce off the post for Portugal on 15 minutes while at the other end Darko Bošković twice tested Ricardo Batista from long range. Montenegro eventually took the lead on 35 minutes when Moreira's misfortune continued when he turned Blažo Igumanović's corner into his own goal. Montenegro controlled the match until the 77th minute, when Pele's shot from the edge of the area found its way through a crowd of players to draw the visiting side level. The home side's misery was compounded four minutes later when substitute Targino scored with a long-range drive to secure the points.

'Mistake'
Montenegro had put the ball out of play prior to the first goal so a Portuguese player could receive treatment and coach Rui Caçador was quick to apologise for not returning possession to the home side at the restart. "I want to say sorry to the Montenegrin players and fans for the first goal," he said. "We made a mistake not to give them the ball back. We were lucky in the first half, Montenegro could have scored once or twice more, but in the second half our substitutes changed the course of the game."

England date
Montenegro coach Dušan Vlaisavljevic added: "We were controlling the match, but after the first goal we became much too nervous." Portugal trail England by three points but will have the chance to close that gap in their next match against the leaders on 20 November.

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.13CET

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Lineups

Montenegro

Montenegro

Portugal

Portugal

10
ĆetkovićMarko Ćetković
Substitution85
1
Ricardo BatistaRicardo Batista (GK)
3
IgumanovićBlažo Igumanović
3
Nuno André CoelhoNuno André Coelho
8
JovetićStevan Jovetić (C)
5
AntunesAntunes (C)
1
RadanovicBojan Radanovic (GK)
15
BrandãoGonçalo Brandão
Substitution73
13
ZverotićElsad Zverotić
7
VieirinhaVieirinha
2
RadovićAleksandar Radović
Yellow Card41
8
PeléPelé
5
NovakovićMilko Novaković
Substitution72
9
MoreiraJoão Moreira
Goal34
7
MarkovićDarko Marković
10
Paulo MachadoPaulo Machado
Substitution64
14
VidovićMarko Vidović
13
Salgado Da Cunha Mango FernandVasco Herculano Salgado Da Cunha Mango Fernand
15
BojovićMijuško Bojović
18
CelestinoCelestino
Goal76
20
BoškovićDarko Bošković
20
Yannick DjalóYannick Djaló
Substitution52

Substitutes

18
VujovićGoran Vujović
Substitution85
12
Mário FelgueirasMário Felgueiras (GK)
16
KaludjerovićMiroslav Kaludjerović
Substitution72
4
Nuno CoelhoNuno Coelho
12
StjepanovicMihailo Stjepanovic (GK)
11
Hélder BarbosaHélder Barbosa
Substitution64
6
BrnovićPredrag Brnović
19
CíceroCícero
Substitution73
9
ZvicerKrsto Zvicer
17
TarginoTargino
Substitution52
Goal81
11
P. VukčevićPetar Vukčević
14
João PedroJoão Pedro
22
M. JovanovićMiroje Jovanović
16
CondessoFeliciano Condesso

Coach

Dušan Vlaisavljević (MNE) Rui Manuel Dos Santos Caçador (POR)

Referee

Joseph Attard (MLT)

Assistant referees

Charles Micallef (MLT), Joseph Camilleri (MLT)

Fourth official

Kevin Azzopardi (MLT)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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