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Portugal hit back to floor Norway

Published: Friday 6 September 2013, 9.27CET
Portugal 5-1 Norway
Portugal coach Rui Jorge said he was impressed with the passion his young charges showed as they came from behind to record a big win.
by Carlos Jorge Santos
from Cidade de Barcelos
Portugal hit back to floor Norway
Portugal midfielder André Gomes in action against Norway ©FPF

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Published: Friday 6 September 2013, 9.27CET

Portugal hit back to floor Norway

Portugal 5-1 Norway
Portugal coach Rui Jorge said he was impressed with the passion his young charges showed as they came from behind to record a big win.

Portugal coach Rui Jorge credited the vociferous fans at the Cidade de Barcelos after his side came from behind to record an emphatic 5-1 victory over Norway.

The hosts looked up against it when Mushaga Bakenga converted from the spot on 15 minutes after Josué had brought down Yann-Erik de Lanlay. Yet they showed no sign of panic as they stormed back and by half-time they led 3-1 and were well on course to open their UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 8 qualifying campaign with three points.

First Betinho pounced on a loose ball after Eirik Holmen Johansen could only parry Paulo Oliveira's header, then Ivan Cavaleiro dribbled round his marker before finishing with his left foot. Norwegian hopes were all but lost when Sérgio Oliveira's dipping long-range effort found the net just before the interval.

"The game was very difficult in the first 30 minutes, we started anxious and lacked focus," said Rui Jorge. "It's important to win. The players have to be happy with themselves for the passion they showed on the pitch to turn the match around the way they did. It was fantastic to play in front of these fans, too: they were great throughout the 90 minutes."

They had less to shout about in the second half as Portugal eased off, controlling possession, but there were two more goals to celebrate. Just after the hour mark William Carvalho fired a spot kick high into the top right after Betinho was brought down by Fredrik Ulvestad, only just on as a substitute. Then following a João Mário corner 12 minutes from time, Rafa Silva found FC Porto winger Ricardo who fired in off the upright.

Last updated: 05/06/15 10.09CET

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Lineups

Portugal

Portugal

Norway

Norway

22
José SáJosé Sá (GK)
1
JohansenEirik Holmen Johansen (GK)
2
João AmorimJoão Amorim
3
ØdegårdMagnar Ødegård
3
Luís MartinsLuís Martins (C)
Yellow Card31
4
ValsvikGustav Valsvik
4
Paulo OliveiraPaulo Oliveira
5
JonassenEmil Jonassen
6
JosuéJosué
Yellow Card14
6
SvenssonJonas Svensson
Substitution59
7
William CarvalhoWilliam Carvalho
Goal63
8
HenriksenMarkus Henriksen (C)
9
Rafa SilvaRafa Silva
Substitution79
9
BerishaValon Berisha
11
André GomesAndré Gomes
10
BakengaMushaga Bakenga
Goal15
Substitution59
17
Ivan CavaleiroIvan Cavaleiro
Goal35
11
NielsenHåvard Nielsen
18
BetinhoBetinho
Goal30
Substitution66
13
HaraldseidKristoffer Haraldseid
19
Sérgio OliveiraSérgio Oliveira
Goal45+1
Substitution74
15
De LanlayYann-Erik de Lanlay
Substitution79

Substitutes

12
Daniel FernandesDaniel Fernandes (GK)
23
FalchAslak Falch (GK)
8
Luís GustavoLuís Gustavo
2
Landu-LanduChristian Landu-Landu
14
Elton MonteiroElton Monteiro
7
UlvestadFredrik Ulvestad
Substitution59
Yellow Card63
15
RicardoRicardo
Substitution66
Goal78
14
MikalsenSimen Kind Mikalsen
16
Ricardo EsgaioRicardo Esgaio
16
BerntsenDaniel Berntsen
Substitution79
20
Tiago SilvaTiago Silva
Substitution79
17
WikheimGustav Wikheim
Substitution59
23
João MárioJoão Mário
Substitution74
18
Veton BerishaVeton Berisha

Coach

Rui Jorge (POR) Tor Ole Skullerud (NOR)

Referee

Tobias Welz (GER)

Assistant referees

Holger Henschel (GER), Rafael Foltyn (GER)

Fourth official

Daniel Siebert (GER)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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