Qualifying round (Group ) - 15/11/2006 - 22:00CET (21:00 local time) - Cidade de Coimbra - Coimbra
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Simão strikes inspire Portugal

Published: Wednesday 15 November 2006, 23.45CET
Portugal 3-0 Kazakhstan Simão scored twice - one a stunner - and Cristiano Ronaldo struck another fine goal as Portugal eased to a Group A win.
Simão strikes inspire Portugal
Simão scored twice for Portugal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

PortugalKazakhstan

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target11
 
1
Attempts off target9
 
2
Corners17
 
3
Fouls committed1
 
14
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Pts: Points   
Last updated: 11/01/2016 15:36 CET
Published: Wednesday 15 November 2006, 23.45CET

Simão strikes inspire Portugal

Portugal 3-0 Kazakhstan Simão scored twice - one a stunner - and Cristiano Ronaldo struck another fine goal as Portugal eased to a Group A win.

Portugal's UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying hopes remain alive after two stunning first-half goals and a late third were enough to see off Kazakhstan in Coimbra.

Flying start
Simão got the hosts off to a flying start when he found the top corner from distance after eight minutes, before fellow winger Cristiano Ronaldo - playing despite a troublesome ankle - justified his inclusion with a superb solo run and strike on the half-hour. The visitors were powerless to prevent their third defeat in five Group A outings when Simão poached his second from close range with four minutes remaining.

Incisive cross
Portugal, meanwhile, climb to fourth - four points behind leaders Finland - after claiming their second win from four games. Nuno Gomes suggested it was going to be a torrid night for the guests as early as the second minute, charging unchallenged down the wing only for his incisive cross to be cut out by Aleksandr Kuchma. Deco also had the Kazakhstan defence scrambling to clear before Simão blasted the opener after controlling the ball on the edge of the area.

Lines fluffed
Nuno Gomes and Ronaldo then fluffed their lines with the away team on the rack, while Dmitriy Byakov produced little of note when posed with Kazakhstan's best chance of an equaliser. Portugal by now were looking imperious, and Ronaldo's wonderful effort in beating two defenders before fizzing the ball low into the net from 18 metres was a fitting summation of the hosts' dominance.

Late goal
The procession continued into the second half, only occasionally being pierced by some smooth Kazakhstan passing, as the Portuguese strove to see off a side who have already taken points off Azerbaijan and Belgium this campaign. Simão completed the scoring in the 86th minute, turning Ricardo Quaresma's corner high into the net.

Last updated: 16/11/06 1.09CET

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Lineups

Portugal

Portugal

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

1
RicardoRicardo (GK)
1
LoriaDavid Loria (GK)
2
FerreiraPaulo Ferreira
2
Y. AzovskiyYegor Azovskiy
11
SimãoSimão
Goal8
Yellow Card50
Goal84
3
KuchmaAleksandr Kuchma
13
MiguelMiguel
4
ZhalmagambetovMaksim Zhalmagambetov
16
Ricardo CarvalhoRicardo Carvalho
5
SmakovSamat Smakov
17
RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo
Goal30
Substitution56
6
TravinAndrei Travin
Yellow Card65
19
TiagoTiago
7
SergienkoEduard Sergienko
Substitution73
20
DecoDeco
Substitution63
8
KhokhlovNikita Khokhlov
21
Nuno GomesNuno Gomes (C)
9
ByakovDmitriy Byakov
25
Raul MeirelesRaul Meireles
10
BaltievRuslan Baltiev
36
TonelTonel
Substitution76
11
ZhumaskaliyevNurbol Zhumaskaliyev (C)

Substitutes

12
QuimQuim (GK)
18
MokinAleksandr Mokin (GK)
4
Jorge AndradeJorge Andrade
Substitution76
15
LarinSergey Larin
Substitution73
27
QuaresmaRicardo Quaresma
Substitution56
13
KarpovichAndrei Karpovich
30
Carlos MartinsCarlos Martins
Substitution63
14
TleshevMurat Tleshev
23
Hélder PostigaHélder Postiga
16
UtabayevKairat Utabayev
28
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho
17
AshirbekovKairat Ashirbekov
35
NélsonNélson
19
FamiltsevAleksandr Familtsev

Coach

Luiz Felipe Scolari (BRA) Arno Pijpers (NED)

Referee

René Rogalla (SUI)

Assistant referees

Manuel Navarro (SUI), Jean-Paul Remy (SUI)

Fourth official

Daniel Wermelinger (SUI)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution