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Unblemished Portugal hold off Norway

Published: Thursday 4 September 2014, 23.45CET
Norway 1-2 Portugal
Carlos Mané and Ricardo were on target before the Group 8 winners held firm to maintain their 100% qualifying record.
by Vegard Eikrem
from Marienlyst Stadion
Unblemished Portugal hold off Norway
Portugal recorded a seventh Group 8 win ©FPF
Published: Thursday 4 September 2014, 23.45CET

Unblemished Portugal hold off Norway

Norway 1-2 Portugal
Carlos Mané and Ricardo were on target before the Group 8 winners held firm to maintain their 100% qualifying record.

Group 8 winners Portugal maintained their perfect record in the section with a 2-1 victory in Drammen.

The visitors stamped the authority that had underpinned their qualification campaign on the first half of the game and took the lead after 22 minutes when Carlos Mané was played through on the left-hand side and finished confidently.

Norway were a different proposition after the interval but suffered a decisive setback when Portugal doubled their lead after 62 minutes, substitute Ricardo receiving a pass in the area and keeping his composure. Norway deservedly pulled one back swiftly through Mushaga Bakenga but could not force an equaliser, despite the impressive promptings of 15-year-old Martin Ødegaard.

Portugal complete their qualifying phase matches at home to Azerbaijan on Tuesday before taking their place in the play-offs.

Last updated: 04/06/15 4.29CET

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Lineups

Norway

Norway

Portugal

Portugal

1
FalchAslak Falch (GK)
22
Bruno VarelaBruno Varela (GK)
2
SvenssonJonas Svensson
Substitution71
2
Ricardo EsgaioRicardo Esgaio
4
GrønnerJonas Grønner (C)
Yellow Card64
3
Miguel RodriguesMiguel Rodrigues
5
GrøgaardThomas Grøgaard
4
Paulo OliveiraPaulo Oliveira
6
Oldrup JensenFredrik Oldrup Jensen
Substitution65
5
Raphael GuerreiroRaphael Guerreiro
7
BerntsenDaniel Berntsen
6
Sérgio OliveiraSérgio Oliveira (C)
Yellow Card80
8
FossumIver Fossum
7
Rafa SilvaRafa Silva
Substitution56
9
WikheimGustav Wikheim
9
Gonçalo PaciênciaGonçalo Paciência
Substitution41
10
BakengaMushaga Bakenga
Yellow Card32
Goal66
Substitution77
11
Carlos ManéCarlos Mané
Goal22
Substitution79
13
ValsvikGustav Valsvik
21
Bernardo SilvaBernardo Silva
Yellow Card83
15
ØdegaardMartin Ødegaard
23
João MárioJoão Mário
Yellow Card66

Substitutes

12
DyngelandMathias Dyngeland (GK)
1
José SáJosé Sá (GK)
3
GabrielsenRuben Gabrielsen
8
TozéTozé
11
LundemoMarius Lundemo
Substitution65
10
Hélder CostaHélder Costa
Substitution79
14
ZahidGhayas Zahid
Substitution77
14
Frederico VenâncioFrederico Venâncio
17
VindheimAndreas Vindheim
Substitution71
16
Rúben NevesRúben Neves
18
HaraldseidKristoffer Haraldseid
18
Marcos LopesMarcos Lopes
Substitution56
19
ThorsbyMorten Thorsby
20
RicardoRicardo
Substitution41
Goal62

Coach

Leif Gunnar Smerud (NOR) Rui Jorge (POR)

Referee

Arnold Hunter (NIR)

Assistant referees

Richard Storey (NIR), Gareth Eakin (NIR)

Fourth official

Mervyn Smyth (NIR)

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