Cidade de Coimbra - Coimbra 15/10/2013 - 19:00CET (18:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group F

Portugal - Luxembourg
3-0
 

Portugal - Luxembourg 3-0 - 15/10/2013 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Portugal in play-offs despite Luxembourg win

Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 22.00CET
Portugal in play-offs despite Luxembourg win
Nani celebrates scoring in Portugal's comfortable victory ©AFP/Getty Images

Portugal ended their FIFA World Cup qualifying Group F campaign with a fine 3-0 win against Luxembourg, but it proved immaterial as Paulo Bento's charges were consigned to the play-offs.

To top the standings, Portugal required an eight-goal margin of victory and a loss for Russia in Azerbaijan. The illusion soon faded. Fans at the Estádio Cidade de Coimbra had to wait until the 30th minute for the first goal, scored by Silvestre Varela after Luxembourg had been reduced to ten men, and by then the Russians were already winning. Nani made it 2-0 before the interval and Hélder Postiga settled matters 11 minutes from time.

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Standings

Last updated: 16/10/2013 12:15 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Portugal
Luxembourg

3

Goals scored

0

20

Total attempts

5

10

Attempts on target

2

10

off target

3

7

blocked

2

3

against woodwork

0

2

Corners

0

4

Offsides

2

0

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

1

6

Fouls committed

12

12

Fouls suffered

6

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    82
    Martino (in) - Da Mota (out) (Luxembourg)
  • Yellow Card
    81
    Da Mota (Luxembourg) is shown a yellow card.
  • Goal
    79
    Hélder Postiga (Portugal) scores!
  • Substitution
    75
    Antunes (in) - Fábio Coentrão (out) (Portugal)

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