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Qualifying round - Group F

Israel - Portugal
3-3
 

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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

Israel
Portugal

3

Goals scored

3

5

Total attempts

15

3

Attempts on target

5

2

off target

10

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

3

2

Corners

7

0

Offsides

2

3

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

11

Fouls committed

12

10

Fouls suffered

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: 08/05/14 6.10CET

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Lineups

Israel

Israel

Portugal

Portugal

1Dudu Aouate (GK) (C)12Rui Patrício (GK)
2Yuval Shpungin2Bruno Alves
Goal2
Substitution74
3Tal Ben Haim3Pepe
5Maor Melikson
Yellow Card58
Substitution73
4Miguel Veloso
Substitution61
6Bebras Natcho5Fábio Coentrão
Yellow Card58
Goal90+3
7Beram Kayal
Yellow Card28
7Cristiano Ronaldo (C)
Yellow Card72
8Eden Ben Basat
Goal40
Substitution81
8João Moutinho
10Tomer Hemed
Goal24
Yellow Card44
Substitution63
16Raul Meireles
13Sheran Yeini18Silvestre Varela
Substitution60
17Rami Gershon
Goal70
21João Pereira
21Eytan Tibi23Hélder Postiga
Goal72

Substitutes

23Daniel Amos (GK)1Eduardo (GK)
18Ariel Harush (GK)22Beto (GK)
4Gal Alberman6Custódio
9Lior Refaelov
Substitution73
9Hugo Almeida
Substitution74
11Etey Shechter10Danny
12Dekel Keinan11Paulo Machado
14Eran Zahavi13Sereno
15Yossi Benayoun
Substitution81
14Luís Neto
16Eliran Atar
Substitution63
15Sílvio
19Avraham Rikan17Vieirinha
Substitution60
20Maharan Radi19Pizzi
22Gal Shish20Carlos Martins
Substitution61
Yellow Card66

Coach

Eli Gutman (ISR) Paulo Bento (POR)

Referee

Stéphane Lannoy (FRA)

Assistant referees

Frédéric Cano (FRA), Michael Annonier (FRA)

Fourth official

Ruddy Buquet (FRA)

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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