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Portugal find form against Moldova

Published: Thursday 10 November 2011, 23.50CET
Portugal 5-0 Moldova
Two Nélson Oliveira goals and one each by Rui Fonte, Sana and competition debutant Abel Issa Camará kept Portugal in Group 6 contention.
Portugal find form against Moldova
FIFA U-20 World Cup final star Nélson Oliveira scored twice against Moldova ©Getty Images
Published: Thursday 10 November 2011, 23.50CET

Portugal find form against Moldova

Portugal 5-0 Moldova
Two Nélson Oliveira goals and one each by Rui Fonte, Sana and competition debutant Abel Issa Camará kept Portugal in Group 6 contention.

Portugal ensured they stayed in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 6 contention by inflicting Moldova's fourth straight defeat in the section.

Aiming to remain within five points of leaders Russia, who beat Portugal last month, and draw level with a team that held them at home in October, Poland, Rui Jorge's side never looked back once Nélson Oliveira turned in André Martins's cross on six minutes.

The star of Portugal's run to the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup final struck again just before the half-hour, on this occasion from a Rúben Ferreira delivery, by which time both Rui Fonte and Sana had grabbed goals. After the break Abel Issa Camará came off the bench to score on his UEFA competition debut with a well-placed shot beyond Victor Dîmov.

On Monday, Moldova go to Poland and Portugal visit Albania hoping to close the gap on Russia ahead of their home rematch on 1 June.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.13CET

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Lineups

Portugal

Portugal

Moldova

Moldova

1
MikaMika (GK)
1
DîmovVictor Dîmov (GK)
2
CédricCédric
2
BoghiuMaxim Boghiu
3
Pedro MendesPedro Mendes
3
KhachaturovArtyom Khachaturov
4
João PereiraJoão Pereira
4
HovanschiMaxim Hovanschi
Substitution35
5
Rúben FerreiraRúben Ferreira
5
JardanIon Jardan (C)
Yellow Card19
6
Diogo AmadoDiogo Amado
6
CostandachiVadim Costandachi
7
André MartinsAndré Martins
Substitution46
7
AndronicGheorghe Andronic
Yellow Card78
8
SanaSana
Goal25
Substitution63
8
M. AntoniucMaxim Antoniuc
9
Rui FonteRui Fonte (C)
Goal23
9
GînsariRadu Gînsari
Substitution60
10
JosuéJosué
10
GheorghievSerghei Gheorghiev
Substitution60
11
Nélson OliveiraNélson Oliveira
Goal6
Goal29
Substitution46
11
NicologloGheorghe Nicologlo

Substitutes

12
CristianoCristiano (GK)
12
StajilaDmitri Stajila (GK)
13
Mário RuiMário Rui
13
CiupercaValeriu Ciuperca
Substitution60
Yellow Card76
14
PeléPelé
14
IavorschiConstantin Iavorschi
Substitution60
15
Diogo VianaDiogo Viana
Substitution63
15
MandrîcencoConstantin Mandrîcenco
16
Salvador AgraSalvador Agra
Substitution46
16
DiulgherSerghei Diulgher
17
CamaráAbel Camará
Substitution46
Goal70
17
ScripcencoAlexandru Scripcenco
Substitution35
Yellow Card77
18
Wilson EduardoWilson Eduardo

Coach

Rui Jorge (POR) Alexandr Curteian (MDA)

Referee

Alan Mario Sant (MLT)

Assistant referees

Mariano Debono (MLT), Sammy Attard (MLT)

Fourth official

Kevin Azzopardi (MLT)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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