The official website for European football

Timely Portugal dash Macedonian hopes

Published: Tuesday 13 October 2009, 19.50CET
FYR Macedonia 1-1 Portugal
Portugal substitute Adrien Silva struck a 90th-minute equaliser to deny the ten-man home team a first victory in qualifying Group 9.
by Igor Panevski
Timely Portugal dash Macedonian hopes
FYR Macedonia goalkeeper Kristijan Naumovski was beaten by a late Portugal goal ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 13 October 2009, 19.50CET

Timely Portugal dash Macedonian hopes

FYR Macedonia 1-1 Portugal
Portugal substitute Adrien Silva struck a 90th-minute equaliser to deny the ten-man home team a first victory in qualifying Group 9.

Portugal substitute Adrien Silva struck a 90th-minute equaliser to deny ten-man FYR Macedonia a first win in qualifying Group 9.

Late drama
Silva's late effort was the climax to a thrilling second half as Portugal avoided slipping to consecutive defeats in the section, having lost 2-1 in Greece on Friday. The Macedonians, beaten 6-3 by England the same evening after fighting back from 2-0 and 3-1 down, took the lead through Muarem in the 68th minute but were unable to hold out with ten men following the 78th-minute dismissal of Betim Aliju.

Acrobatic finish
The game burst into life after the interval with Kristijan Naumovski keeping the hosts level courtesy of a smart save from Yazalde's close-range header before Muarem – a scorer against England – beat two defenders and drove in following Agim Ibraimi's pass. Yazalde and Portugal substitute Rabiola both twice failed to make the most of presentable chances as the action switched from end to end, leaving Adrien Silva to ultimately show them way as he acrobatically turned in a cross from the right.

Urdinov chance
FYR Macedonia nearly claimed victory in added time only for Yani Urdinov to fire wide from five metres, leaving coach Boban Babunski to ponder another decent showing but a tally of just two points from five matches. Portugal, in third, have four points from their three outings.

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.07CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2011/matches/round=2000006/match=2000226/postmatch/report/index.html#timely+portugal+dash+macedonian+hopes

Lineups

FYROM

FYROM

Portugal

Portugal

1
NaumovskiKristijan Naumovski (GK)
1
VenturaVentura (GK)
2
GeorgievskiDaniel Georgievski
4
Daniel CarriçoDaniel Carriço (C)
3
LazevskiAleksandar Lazevski
5
Miguel VítorMiguel Vítor
4
AlijuBetim Aliju
Yellow Card63
Red Card78
8
André CastroAndré Castro
5
DimitrovskiVladimir Dimitrovski (C)
10
Rui PedroRui Pedro
Substitution46
6
UrdinovYani Urdinov
Yellow Card45+1
11
PereirinhaBruno Pereirinha
Yellow Card79
7
PetrovicMilovan Petrovic
13
André SantosAndré Santos
Substitution71
8
MuaremMuarem Muarem
Goal68
Substitution90+1
14
YazaldeYazalde
Yellow Card87
9
Aleksandar StankovAleksandar Stankov
Substitution63
15
Fábio FariaFábio Faria
10
IbraimiAgim Ibraimi
Substitution82
17
UkraUkra
11
StojkovDragan Stojkov
20
João AurélioJoão Aurélio
Substitution64

Substitutes

12
JovanovskiMarko Jovanovski (GK)
12
DiegoDiego (GK)
13
SiljanovskiGoran Siljanovski
6
Adrien SilvaAdrien Silva
Substitution46
Yellow Card59
Goal90
14
IvanovskiMirko Ivanovski
Substitution63
Yellow Card85
7
Daniel CandeiasDaniel Candeias
15
SpirovskiStefan Spirovski
9
RabiolaRabiola
Substitution71
16
KostencovskiMarko Kostencovski
16
RafaRafa
17
BerisaSedat Berisa
Substitution82
18
TengarrinhaTengarrinha
18
NestorovskiIlija Nestorovski
Substitution90+1
19
FredyFredy
Substitution64

Coach

Boban Babunski (MKD) Oceano da Cruz (POR)

Referee

Mark Courtney (NIR)

Assistant referees

Eamon Shanks (NIR), John McDowell (NIR)

Fourth official

Raymond Crangle (NIR)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA European Under-21 Championship logo and trophy are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.