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Portugal begin with win against England

Published: Thursday 18 June 2015, 22.36CET
England 0-1 Portugal
João Mário pounced on 57 minutes to give Portugal an opening win against England in Group B and maintain their perfect run.
by Simon Hart
from City Stadium

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Match statistics

EnglandPortugal

Goals scored0
1
Total attempts22
 
18
on target6
 
3
off target11
 
9
blocked5
 
6
against woodwork0
1
Corners6
 
7
Offsides5
 
1
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed17
 
9
Fouls suffered9
 
16

Standings

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
Last updated: 30/11/2017 14:55 CET
Published: Thursday 18 June 2015, 22.36CET

Portugal begin with win against England

England 0-1 Portugal
João Mário pounced on 57 minutes to give Portugal an opening win against England in Group B and maintain their perfect run.

João Mário pounces on 57 minutes to give Portugal opening Group B win
Goal on rebound after Bernardo Silva hits post; Portugal have 11 perfect wins in campaign
José Sá makes a number of good saves, notably from Harry Kane in first half
Early game: Italy 1-2 Sweden
Next matches: Sweden v England, Portugal v Italy (Sunday)

First England lost forward Saido Berahino to injury, then they lost their opening match of this UEFA European Under-21 Championship as Portugal made a winning start in Group B.

It was a victory earned by a goal from midfielder João Mário after 57 minutes. The chance came about when Luke Garbutt, trying to make an interception in the box, inadvertently teed up Bernardo Silva. The No10 rolled his shot against the post but the ball ran out to João Mário who found the net.

Despite having twice as many shots on target, it capped a disappointing day for England who had announced the loss of Berahino, the top scorer in qualifying, at lunchtime. That was a fresh setback for a side already missing defender John Stones through concussion.

That said, there had been encouraging signs for both sides early on. Jack Butland made an excellent early reaction save after Liam Moore had deflected a Ricardo Esgaio cross goalward. At the other end Sá beat away a Nathan Redmond shot after good work down England’s right. Both England wingers were looking bright, with Jesse Lingard, deputising for Berahino, firing two shots just off target.

Berahino was a spectator here yet in Harry Kane, England still have a genuine attacking threat and on 34 minutes he turned and drew a diving save from Sá before flashing another shot wide soon after.

Portugal, who won all ten qualifying games, looked the more assured side on the ball but their shooting was rather more wayward with playmaker Bernardo and Ivan Cavaleiro both failing to make more of good openings.

England started the second period brightly with Redmond testing Sá once more before James Ward-Prowse curled a free-kick just wide. Instead, though, Portugal got the breakthrough and although Kane threatened with a couple of half-chances in a late rally, Rui Jorge's men had the points and their first U21 win against England since 2003.



Last updated: 20/06/15 11.41CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2015/matches/round=2000408/match=2015368/postmatch/report/index.html#portugal+begin+with

Lineups

England

England

Portugal

Portugal

1
ButlandJack Butland (GK) (C)
1
José SáJosé Sá (GK)
2
JenkinsonCarl Jenkinson
Yellow Card62
2
Ricardo EsgaioRicardo Esgaio
3
GarbuttLuke Garbutt
3
Tiago IloriTiago Ilori
6
GibsonBen Gibson
Yellow Card48
4
Paulo OliveiraPaulo Oliveira
8
Ward-ProwseJames Ward-Prowse
Substitution54
5
Raphaël GuerreiroRaphaël Guerreiro
9
KaneHarry Kane
6
William CarvalhoWilliam Carvalho
10
CarrollTom Carroll
Substitution79
8
Sérgio OliveiraSérgio Oliveira (C)
11
RedmondNathan Redmond
10
Bernardo SilvaBernardo Silva
Yellow Card49
14
ChalobahNathaniel Chalobah
18
Ivan CavaleiroIvan Cavaleiro
Substitution73
16
LingardJesse Lingard
Substitution74
21
RicardoRicardo
Substitution79
20
MooreLiam Moore
23
João MárioJoão Mário
Goal57
Yellow Card83
Substitution85

Substitutes

13
BettinelliMarcus Bettinelli (GK)
22
Bruno VarelaBruno Varela (GK)
12
BondJonathan Bond (GK)
12
Daniel FernandesDaniel Fernandes (GK)
4
Forster-CaskeyJake Forster-Caskey
7
Rafa SilvaRafa Silva
7
PritchardAlex Pritchard
Substitution79
9
Gonçalo PaciênciaGonçalo Paciência
15
KeaneMichael Keane
11
Iuri MedeirosIuri Medeiros
Substitution73
17
IngsDanny Ings
Substitution74
13
João CanceloJoão Cancelo
19
HughesWill Hughes
Substitution54
14
Tobias FigueiredoTobias Figueiredo
21
ChambersCalum Chambers
15
Frederico VenâncioFrederico Venâncio
22
TargettMatt Targett
16
Rúben NevesRúben Neves
Substitution85
23
Loftus-CheekRuben Loftus-Cheek
17
Carlos ManéCarlos Mané
Substitution79
19
Ricardo HortaRicardo Horta
20
TozéTozé

Coach

Gareth Southgate (ENG) Rui Jorge (POR)

Referee

Danny Makkelie (NED)

Assistant referees

Mario Diks (NED), Hessel Steegstra (NED)

Fourth official

Ondřej Pelikán (CZE)

Additional assistant referees

Kevin Blom (NED), Kamphuis Jochem (NED)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution