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Portugal prove too good for Moldova

Published: Thursday 1 September 2011, 20.45CET
Moldova 0-2 Portugal
Portugal captain Rui Fonte put the seal on a comfortable victory for the visitors in what was the teams' first fixture in qualifying Group 6.
Portugal prove too good for Moldova
Rui Fonte doubled Portugal's lead late on ©Getty Images
Published: Thursday 1 September 2011, 20.45CET

Portugal prove too good for Moldova

Moldova 0-2 Portugal
Portugal captain Rui Fonte put the seal on a comfortable victory for the visitors in what was the teams' first fixture in qualifying Group 6.

Second-half goals from João Pereira and captain Rui Fonte earned Portugal victory against Moldova in their UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying opener.

Only the expertise of goalkeeper Denis Rusu ensured the Group 6 encounter was goalless at the break, but he was powerless to keep out Pereira's header ten minutes after the restart. Fonte made sure the points went to Portugal late on, turning in the rebound after Rusu had saved a Diogo Viana effort.

Rusu had frustrated Rui Oliveira's men with two saves in the final throes of the first period, thwarting Diogo Rosado twice in the space of four minutes. Fonte then directed a header against the crossbar from a left-wing cross, before Pereira showed him the way it should be done when he finished off Rúben Ferreira's delivery.

Fonte's 90th-minute goal on the break ensured Portugal could breathe easily and set the visitors up nicely for their next qualifier, on 6 October, against Poland.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.14CET

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Lineups

Moldova

Moldova

Portugal

Portugal

12
RusuDenis Rusu (GK)
1
LopesAnthony Lopes (GK)
2
LeuAlexandru Leu
Yellow Card70
2
CédricCédric
6
PlăticăMihail Plătică
3
Pedro MendesPedro Mendes
7
IoniţăArtur Ioniţă (C)
4
João PereiraJoão Pereira
Yellow Card36
Goal55
8
MandrîcencoConstantin Mandrîcenco
Yellow Card5
Substitution64
5
Rúben FerreiraRúben Ferreira
9
TriboiNicolae Triboi
Substitution46
6
André AlmeidaAndré Almeida
Yellow Card79
10
AndronicGheorghe Andronic
7
André MartinsAndré Martins
Substitution88
11
GheorghievSerghei Gheorghiev
Substitution86
8
JosuéJosué
15
HovanschiMaxim Hovanschi
9
Rui FonteRui Fonte (C)
Goal90
16
DiulgherSerghei Diulgher
10
Diogo RosadoDiogo Rosado
Substitution82
17
JardanIon Jardan
11
Wilson EduardoWilson Eduardo
Substitution67

Substitutes

1
StajilaDmitri Stajila (GK)
12
CristianoCristiano (GK)
3
PaseciniucMihail Paseciniuc
Substitution64
13
Vitor BastosVitor Bastos
4
CostandachiVadim Costandachi
14
PeléPelé
Substitution82
5
ScripcencoAlexandru Scripcenco
15
MartinsRicardo Martins
13
VornișelDmitrii Vornișel
Substitution46
16
Diogo VianaDiogo Viana
Substitution88
14
GînsariRadu Gînsari
Substitution86
17
CamaráAbel Camará
18
LambarskiIgor Lambarski
18
João SilvaJoão Silva
Substitution67

Coach

Serghei Chirilov (MDA) Rui Jorge (POR)

Referee

Slavko Vinčić (SVN)

Assistant referees

Bojan Ul (SVN), Gregor Rojko (SVN)

Fourth official

Dragoslav Perič (SVN)

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