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Portugal - Azerbaijan 3-1 - 09/09/2014 - Match page - Under-21 2015

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Portugal end group in perfect fashion

Published: Tuesday 9 September 2014, 20.35CET
Portugal 3-1 Azerbaijan
Portugal completed Group 8 with a perfect record though they needed two late goals to see off an Azerbaijan side that ended with nine men.
by Carlos Machado
from Municipal Stadium
Portugal end group in perfect fashion
Portugal won all eight qualifiers ©FPF
Published: Tuesday 9 September 2014, 20.35CET

Portugal end group in perfect fashion

Portugal 3-1 Azerbaijan
Portugal completed Group 8 with a perfect record though they needed two late goals to see off an Azerbaijan side that ended with nine men.

Portugal completed 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 8 with a perfect record after defeating nine-man Azerbaijan.

Though a play-off place had long been secured, Portugal were keen for a good result to go into Friday's draw and potentially boost their seeding. However, they needed goals in the last eight minutes from Edgar Ié and Ricardo Esgaio to win with Ilter Tashkin and Shahriyar Aliyev sent off in between.

Early on Ricardo was denied from point-blank range by Shakhrudin Magomedaliyev after an Esagio cross but on 13 minutes another centre from the Sporting Clube de Portugal winger was half-cleared to Rafa Silva, who struck in from the edge of the box.

Magomedaliyev denied Marcos Lopes and Ricardo late in the first half and on 55 minutes Azerbaijan were level from virtually their only chance, Abdulla Abatsiyev's low free-kick deflecting in off the post. Portugal were not to be denied and with eight minutes to go a clearance fell to Ié, who volleyed in. The two Azerbaijan players were then dismissed and in added time substitute Carlos Mané was fouled in the box and Esgaio converted.

Last updated: 04/06/15 4.27CET

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Lineups

Portugal

Portugal

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

1
José SáJosé Sá (GK)
1
MagomedaliyevShakhrudin Magomedaliyev (GK)
2
Ricardo EsgaioRicardo Esgaio
Goal90+1
4
AbbasovUrfan Abbasov (C)
Yellow Card45
4
Paulo OliveiraPaulo Oliveira (C)
5
S. AliyevShahriyar Aliyev
Yellow Card89
Red Card89
5
Raphael GuerreiroRaphael Guerreiro
7
TashkinIlter Tashkin
Yellow Card43
Red Card85
7
Rafa SilvaRafa Silva
Goal13
Yellow Card66
Substitution70
9
RamazanovAgabala Ramazanov
Yellow Card62
Substitution86
13
Edgar IéEdgar Ié
Goal82
10
AbatsiyevAbdulla Abatsiyev
Goal55
Yellow Card80
16
Rúben NevesRúben Neves
11
EratTugrul Erat
Yellow Card90+3
17
Iuri MedeirosIuri Medeiros
Substitution70
13
HasanalizadaBakhtiyar Hasanalizada
18
Marcos LopesMarcos Lopes
16
MasimovSamir Masimov
Substitution62
20
RicardoRicardo
19
HajiyevRahman Hajiyev
Substitution46
23
João MárioJoão Mário
Substitution59
20
SalahliAzer Salahli
Yellow Card30

Substitutes

12
Rui SilvaRui Silva (GK)
12
VailoMaksym Vailo (GK)
8
TozéTozé
Substitution70
2
AlkhasovSlavik Alkhasov
10
Hélder CostaHélder Costa
6
JahangirovTarzin Jahangirov
11
Carlos ManéCarlos Mané
Substitution70
8
E. AbdullayevElshan Abdullayev
Substitution62
14
Frederico VenâncioFrederico Venâncio
14
KurbanovMagomed Kurbanov
Substitution86
19
Tomané Tomané
Substitution59
18
V. AbdullayevVadim Abdullayev
21
Tiago SilvaTiago Silva
23
IsayevMagsad Isayev
Substitution46

Coach

Rui Jorge (POR) Bernhard Lippert (GER)

Referee

Clayton Pisani (MLT)

Assistant referees

Mitchell Scerri (MLT), Luke Portelli (MLT)

Fourth official

Adrian Azzopardi (MLT)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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