Josy Barthel - Luxembourg 07/09/2012 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group F

Luxembourg - Portugal
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Portugal survive scare to see off Luxembourg

Published: Friday 7 September 2012, 23.00CET
Portugal survive scare to see off Luxembourg
Cristiano Ronaldo draws Portugal level ©Getty Images

Trailing after 14 minutes, Portugal were made to work hard to earn a 2-1 victory against Luxembourg in their FIFA World Cup qualifying Group F opener.

If Paulo Bento's charges were expecting an easy ride at Josy Barthel, they were soon mistaken when Daniel Da Mota, a player of Portuguese origin, gave the hosts a 14th-minute lead. Their joy was short-lived, however, Cristiano Ronaldo levelling 13 minutes later. Portugal asserted their technical proficiency after the break and conjured a decisive second goal courtesy of Hélder Postiga.

Lineups

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Portugal

Portugal

1Joubert (GK)12Rui Patrício (GK)
3Blaise2Bruno Alves
78
5Schnell3Pepe
8Bettmer4Miguel Veloso
46
9Da Mota
14
79
5Fábio Coentrão
10Payal7Ronaldo (C)
27
13Joachim8João Moutinho
15Bukvic16Raul Meireles
67
17Mutsch (C)17Nani
81
19Jänisch21João Pereira
22Gerson23Hélder Postiga
54

Substitutes

12Oberweis (GK)22Beto (GK)
2Moreira1Eduardo (GK)
4Hoffmann6Custódio
67
7F. Leweck9Pizzi
11Collette10Rúben Amorim
16Philipps11Nélson Oliveira
18Jans13Ricardo Costa
21Deville
79
14Nuno André Coelho
15Rúben Micael
81
18Varela
46
86
19Miguel Lopes
20Éder

Coaches

Luc Holtz (LUX) Paulo Bento (POR)

Referee

Kristo Tohver (EST)

Press kits

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Luxembourg
Portugal

1

Goals scored

2

6

Total attempts

15

2

Attempts on target

7

4

off target

5

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

2

3

Corners

4

0

Offsides

8

0

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

14

Fouls committed

9

8

Fouls suffered

13

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    86
    Varela (Portugal) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Substitution
    81
    Rúben Micael (in) - Nani (out) (Portugal)
  • Substitution
    79
    Deville (in) - Da Mota (out) (Luxembourg)
  • Yellow Card
    78
    Bruno Alves (Portugal) is cautioned by the referee.

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