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Silva snatches seven-goal thriller for Portugal

Published: Monday 18 November 2013, 21.55CET
Israel 3-4 Portugal
Bernardo Silva grabbed the winner four minutes from time to edge an absorbing encounter and maintain the visitors' 100% record.
by Boaz Goren
from Ha Moshava
Silva snatches seven-goal thriller for Portugal
Portugal celebrate during the win in Israel ©Oded Karni, IFA

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Published: Monday 18 November 2013, 21.55CET

Silva snatches seven-goal thriller for Portugal

Israel 3-4 Portugal
Bernardo Silva grabbed the winner four minutes from time to edge an absorbing encounter and maintain the visitors' 100% record.

Bernardo Silva grabbed the winner four minutes from time in Petah Tikva to clinch a seven-goal thriller for Rui Jorge's side and send them top of Group 8.

Ivan Cavaleiro and Ricardo struck for the visitors after Munas Dabbur and Dia Seba had twice put the hosts ahead before Silva edged Portugal ahead for the first time just after the hour mark. Taleb Twatha had appeared to have sealed a point for Israel but Silva struck again to maintain his team's 100% record in 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying.

The home side forged ahead on nine minutes as Dabbur lashed home following an incisive break into the area from Gizacho Gadi Kinda, but Cavaleiro brought things level seven minutes later as the forward brought down Luís Gustavo's long ball before slotting past Barak Levi. Seba struck the woodwork after the break, Dabbur collecting the rebound and playing in the substitute who did not miss a second time.

Ricardo's close-range finish made it 2-2 and Portugal went ahead for the first time when Silva struck in the 64th minute. Twatha's header from Eliazer Dasa's cross squared things up again, but Cavaleiro played in Silva to score a late deflected effort which stole the points.

Last updated: 17/06/15 1.31CET

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Lineups

Israel

Israel

Portugal

Portugal

1
LeviBarak Levi (GK)
22
José SáJosé Sá (GK)
2
DasaEliazer Dasa (C)
3
Tiago IloriTiago Ilori
5
VahabaBen Vahaba
4
Paulo OliveiraPaulo Oliveira
6
ZnaoLotem Nir Znao
Substitution66
5
Luís MartinsLuís Martins (C)
8
MizrachiOfir Mizrachi
Substitution53
6
Luís GustavoLuís Gustavo
10
DabburMunas Dabbur
Goal9
7
Rafa SilvaRafa Silva
Substitution69
13
TwathaTaleb Twatha
Goal74
Yellow Card74
Substitution89
8
André GomesAndré Gomes
14
KindaGizacho Gadi Kinda
11
Sérgio OliveiraSérgio Oliveira
Substitution46
17
AltmanOmri Altman
17
Ricardo EsgaioRicardo Esgaio
20
KhilaTal Khila
18
Ivan CavaleiroIvan Cavaleiro
Goal16
21
KehatRoi Kehat
21
RicardoRicardo
Goal59
Substitution78

Substitutes

18
StrausRam Straus (GK)
12
Daniel FernandesDaniel Fernandes (GK)
3
Ben ShimonAmir Ben Shimon
Substitution89
14
Raphael GuerreiroRaphael Guerreiro
7
AzamAhed Azam
Substitution66
Yellow Card84
15
Rúben VezoRúben Vezo
9
AgajevAmir Agajev
16
TozéTozé
Substitution69
11
ItzhakGil Itzhak
19
BetinhoBetinho
Substitution78
12
HassanYarin Hassan
20
Bernardo SilvaBernardo Silva
Substitution46
Goal64
Goal86
Yellow Card88
19
SebaDia Seba
Substitution53
Goal55
Yellow Card68
23
João MárioJoão Mário

Coach

Michael Nees (GER) Rui Jorge (POR)

Referee

Stephan Klossner (SUI)

Assistant referees

Johannes Vogel (SUI), Remy Zgraggen (SUI)

Fourth official

Patrick Graf (SUI)

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