José Alvalade - Lisbon 11/10/2013 - 21:45CET (20:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group F

Portugal - Israel
1-1
 

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Portugal pegged back by late Israel strike

Published: Saturday 12 October 2013, 0.50CET
Portugal 1-1 Israel
Eden Ben Basat punished a late goalkeeping error, denying Portugal a victory that would have kept the pressure on Russia in qualifying Group F.
Portugal pegged back by late Israel strike
Portugal defender Pepe (left) jumps with Elyaniv Barda ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Portugal
Israel

1

Goals scored

1

19

Total attempts

3

7

Attempts on target

2

9

off target

1

6

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

0

12

Corners

2

2

Offsides

2

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

10

Fouls committed

6

6

Fouls suffered

10

Standings

Last updated: 14/10/2013 09:59 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Saturday 12 October 2013, 0.50CET

Portugal pegged back by late Israel strike

Portugal 1-1 Israel
Eden Ben Basat punished a late goalkeeping error, denying Portugal a victory that would have kept the pressure on Russia in qualifying Group F.

Portugal remain second in their FIFA World Cup qualifying section after a 1-1 home draw with Israel that assures the Selecção of at least a runners-up finish in Group F.

A Portugal team showing several changes, including SL Benfica's André Almeida making his debut on the right side of defence, from the usual XI favoured by Paulo Bento went in front courtesy of Ricardo Costa's opportunistic header on 27 minutes. The hosts, though, did not build on their advantage and, with full time approaching, Eden Ben Basat punished a poor clearance by goalkeeper Rui Patrício.

The home side took the initiative from the off in Lisbon and were soon giving the Israel defence cause for concern, with Rúben Micael shooting narrowly wide from Hugo Almeida's link-up play. As the match wore on, though, the visitors grew in confidence and passed up a chance to take the lead themselves through Ben Basat.

Jolted by that scare, Portugal upped the tempo, forcing a corner when goalkeeper Dudu Aouate denied Rúben Micael. From João Moutinho’s delivery, Ricardo Costa scored his first international goal.

Hugo Almeida was first to threaten after the restart with a header that flew over the crossbar. Ricardo Costa, substitute Nélson Oliveira and Antunes also went close, but it was Israel who got the game's crucial second goal with five minutes remaining. Under pressure, Rui Patrício cleared only as far as Ben Basat, who made no mistake.

Last updated: 08/05/14 3.14CET

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Lineups

Portugal

Portugal

Israel

Israel

12Rui Patrício (GK)1Dudu Aouate (GK) (C)
3Pepe
Yellow Card85
2Eyal Meshumar
4Miguel Veloso
Substitution87
3Tal Ben Haim
5André Almeida6Bebras Natcho
7Cristiano Ronaldo (C)
Yellow Card90+1
7Eran Zahavi
Substitution83
8João Moutinho8Eden Ben Basat
Goal85
9Hugo Almeida
Substitution70
10Elyaniv Barda
Substitution60
13Ricardo Costa
Goal27
13Sheran Yeini
15Rúben Micael
Substitution69
19Omri Ben Harush
17Nani20Maharan Radi
Substitution67
19Antunes21Eytan Tibi

Substitutes

22Beto (GK)23Boris Kleyman (GK)
1Anthony Lopes (GK)18Ariel Harosh (GK)
2Sereno4Gal Alberman
6André Martins5Maor Melikson
10Danny9Lior Refaelov
Substitution67
Yellow Card84
11Nélson Oliveira
Substitution70
11Etey Shechter
14Luís Neto12Dekel Keinan
16Custódio14Tal Ben Haim
Substitution60
18Silvestre Varela15Ofir Davidzada
20Josué
Substitution69
16Hen Ezra
23Éder
Substitution87
16Barak Itzhaki
22Omer Damari
Substitution83

Coach

Paulo Bento (POR) Eli Gutman (ISR)

Referee

Tom Harald Hagen (NOR)

Assistant referees

Dag-Roger Nebben (NOR), Jan Erik Engan (NOR)

Fourth official

Dag Vidar Hafsås (NOR)

Legend:

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

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