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Coentrão comes to Portugal's rescue in Israel

Published: Friday 22 March 2013, 16.15CET
Israel 3-3 Portugal
Ahead early on but 3-1 down with 20 minutes left, Portugal rescued a point to stay level with their hosts thanks to Fábio Coentrão's 93rd-minute goal.
by Boaz Goren
from Itztadion Ramat Gan
Coentrão comes to Portugal's rescue in Israel
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo looks to evade the attentions of Rami Gershon ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

IsraelPortugal

Goals scored3
 
3
Total attempts5
 
15
Attempts on target3
 
5
off target2
 
10
against woodwork0
3
Corners2
 
7
Offsides0
2
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed11
 
12
Fouls suffered10
 
10

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 21:51 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Friday 22 March 2013, 16.15CET

Coentrão comes to Portugal's rescue in Israel

Israel 3-3 Portugal
Ahead early on but 3-1 down with 20 minutes left, Portugal rescued a point to stay level with their hosts thanks to Fábio Coentrão's 93rd-minute goal.

Fábio Coentrão's 93rd-minute effort earned Portugal a 3-3 draw in Israel in their FIFA World Cup qualifying Group F encounter.

Portugal had also opened the scoring, through Bruno Alves, after just two minutes. However, Eli Guttman's side were in front by half-time thanks to goals from Tomer Hemed and Eden Ben Basat. Though Rami Gershon doubled Israel's advantage, Hélder Postiga made it 3-2 before Coentrão's late equaliser.

It had been an equally frantic start, with Alves heading Miguel Veloso's corner firmly past Dudu Aouate. Israel took a while to steady themselves but were on level terms on 24 minutes, Yuval Shpungin picking out Hemed, who turned and finished beyond Rui Patrício. The hosts took the lead five minutes prior to the interval when Hemed released Ben Basat, who arrowed a shot into the top right-hand corner.

Gershon's 70th-minute header looked to have earned Israel the win, a result that would have moved them three points clear of Portugal and to within two of group leaders Russia. However, Portugal swiftly cut the deficit back to one, Cristiano Ronaldo laying on Postiga for a comfortable finish, and Coentrão had the final word.

Portugal and Israel are both on eight points, four shy of Russia, ahead of away games on Tuesday against Azerbaijan and Northern Ireland respectively.

Last updated: 15/08/13 0.09CET

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