Cidade de Barcelos - Barcelos 05/03/2014 - 19:00CET (18:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group 8

Portugal - FYR Macedonia
2-0
 

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Perfect Portugal dispatch FYROM

Published: Wednesday 5 March 2014, 20.45CET
Portugal 2-0 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Bernardo Silva and Ricardo Esgaio scored second-half goals as the hosts clinched a fifth consecutive win in qualifying Group 8.
by Carlos Jorge Santos
from Cidade de Barcelos
Perfect Portugal dispatch FYROM
Portugal enjoy their win against FYROM ©FPF
 

Match statistics

Portugal
FYROM

2

Goals scored

0

17

Total attempts

7

7

on target

3

9

off target

4

1

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

13

Corners

2

0

Offsides

5

1

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

18

Fouls committed

15

14

Fouls suffered

18

Standings

Last updated: 06/03/2014 01:05 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Wednesday 5 March 2014, 20.45CET

Perfect Portugal dispatch FYROM

Portugal 2-0 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Bernardo Silva and Ricardo Esgaio scored second-half goals as the hosts clinched a fifth consecutive win in qualifying Group 8.

Portugal struck twice after half-time to inflict a 2-0 defeat on Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and extend their perfect record in 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 8.

Having won their four previous matches in the section, Rui Jorge's side knew another victory would move them six points clear at the top. Despite controlling the game from the start, however, they had to wait to make their breakthrough, with Bernardo Silva registering on 51 minutes and Ricardo Esgaio soon following suit from the penalty spot.

The hosts rarely found themselves under pressure, yet they struggled to carve out chances in the opening half. Gonçalo Paciência missed an open goal with 18 minutes gone and Portugal toiled away until added time in the first period to threaten again, substitute Ricardo drawing a save from Stole Dimitrievski before Rúben Vezo hit the crossbar following a corner.

Bernardo Silva eventually opened the scoring when he turned in a Ricardo centre at the far post, and Ricardo Esgaio made sure of the result after Martin Blaževski had impeded João Mário in the area. Portugal won another penalty shortly afterwards, but this time Dimitrievski was able to deny Gonçalo Paciência.

Last updated: 05/03/14 21.37CET

Related information

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2015/matches/round=2000412/match=2011531/postmatch/report/index.html#portugal+dispatch+fyrom

 
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