Tofig Bahramov Republican stadium - Baku 26/03/2013 - 18:00CET (21:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group F

Azerbaijan - Portugal
0-2
 

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Portugal end winless streak at ten-man Azerbaijan

Published: Tuesday 26 March 2013, 20.40CET
Azerbaijan 0-2 Portugal
Bruno Alves's second goal in as many games and a Hugo Almeida strike 11 minutes from time secured victory against the ten-man hosts.
Portugal end winless streak at ten-man Azerbaijan
Portugal players celebrate their vital win in Azerbaijan ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Azerbaijan
Portugal

0

Goals scored

2

1

Total attempts

22

0

Attempts on target

8

0

off target

11

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

1

1

Corners

8

1

Offsides

3

5

Yellow cards

1

1

Red Cards

0

14

Fouls committed

8

7

Fouls suffered

14

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 21:05 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Tuesday 26 March 2013, 20.40CET

Portugal end winless streak at ten-man Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan 0-2 Portugal
Bruno Alves's second goal in as many games and a Hugo Almeida strike 11 minutes from time secured victory against the ten-man hosts.

Bruno Alves and Hugo Almeida were on target to help Portugal secure their first FIFA World Cup qualifying win in four matches at the expense of ten-man Azerbaijan.

All the action came in the second half as the visitors capitalised on Rauf Aliyev's 55th-minute dismissal to open the scoring through Alves's second goal in as many games. Almeida sealed the victory 11 minutes from time to move Portugal to within a point of section leaders Russia, who have played two games fewer.

Paulo Bento's side were without the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani in Baku but keen to get back on track after a loss to Russia and successive draws against Northern Ireland and Israel. Indeed, they came close to an opener only for Hélder Postiga to fire over from close range before Alves struck the frame of the goal with a free-kick.

The game then burst into life after the break when Aliyev received his marching orders for a second bookable offence. Portugal made the most of their numerical advantage when Alves headed in João Moutinho's corner to score his third qualifying goal.

Almeida then sealed the victory for the UEFA EURO 2012 semi-finalists on 79 minutes. Next up for Portugal is a home game against Russia on 7 June, when Azerbaijan host Luxembourg.

Last updated: 08/05/14 5.43CET

Related information

Player profiles
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/worldcup/season=2014/matches/round=2000294/match=2008667/postmatch/report/index.html#portugal+down+azerbaijan

Lineups

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Portugal

Portugal

1Kamran Agayev (GK)12Rui Patrício (GK)
3Rasim Ramaldanov2Bruno Alves (C)
Goal63
4Mahir Shukurov
Yellow Card48
3Pepe
Yellow Card33
10Elvin Mammadov
Substitution69
4Miguel Veloso
11Rauf Aliyev
Yellow Card51
Red Card55
5Fábio Coentrão
14Rashad F. Sadygov (C)
Yellow Card39
7Vieirinha
15Ruslan Abışov8João Moutinho
16Cavid Hüseynov10Danny
Substitution73
17Vüqar Nadirov
Yellow Card51
Substitution62
16Raul Meireles
Substitution58
18Maksim Medvedev21João Pereira
22Afran Ismayilov23Hélder Postiga
Substitution82

Substitutes

12Anar Nazirov (GK)1Eduardo (GK)
23Salahat Agayev (GK)22Beto (GK)
2Badavi Guseynov6Custódio
Substitution82
5Elnur Allahverdiyev9Hugo Almeida
Substitution58
Goal79
6Rashad A. Sadygov11Paulo Machado
7İlkin Qırtımov13Sereno
8Pardis Fardjad-Azad
Substitution69
14Luís Neto
9Cihan Özkara15Sílvio
13Qara Qarayev17Antunes
19Rahid Amirguliyev18Silvestre Varela
Substitution73
20Rüfat Dadaşov19Pizzi
21Vladimir Levin
Substitution62
20Carlos Martins

Coach

Berti Vogts (GER) Paulo Bento (POR)

Referee

Andre Marriner (ENG)

Assistant referees

Simon Bennett (ENG), Stuart Burt (ENG)

Fourth official

Anthony Taylor (ENG)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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