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Portugal seize Netherlands initiative

Published: Thursday 9 October 2014, 21.21CET
Netherlands 0-2 Portugal
Goals from Sérgio Oliveira and Carlos Mané have left the visitors in sight of next summer's Under-21 finals in the Czech Republic.
by Rico Candido
from AZ Stadion
Portugal seize Netherlands initiative
Bernardo Silva (centre) caught the eye in Portugal's victory on Dutch soil ©AFP/Getty Images

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Published: Thursday 9 October 2014, 21.21CET

Portugal seize Netherlands initiative

Netherlands 0-2 Portugal
Goals from Sérgio Oliveira and Carlos Mané have left the visitors in sight of next summer's Under-21 finals in the Czech Republic.

A Sérgio Oliveira penalty and a classy Carlos Mané goal gave Portugal a significant first-leg lead on the road in their UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-off against the Netherlands.

With AS Monaco FC midfielder Bernardo Silva pulling the strings, Rui Jorge's side grabbed the initiative from the off, the Dutch reduced to snapping at them on the counterattack. However, it needed a spot kick in first-half added time to break the deadlock, Sérgio Oliveira putting the ball into the corner of the net after Sven van Beek was penalised for a challenge on Bernardo Silva.

The second period was to follow a similar pattern to the first, Adrie Koster's men once more unable to build up much attacking momentum, though Elvis Manu showed plenty of willing. The best chances continued to go Portugal's way, though it took until the 82nd minute for them to fashion a second goal, Sporting Clube de Portugal forward Carlos Mané – on as a 61st-minute substitute – slaloming through three defenders to beat Warner Hahn in the Netherlands goal.

The Netherlands will look to make amends as the tie concludes in Pacos de Ferreira on Tuesday.

Last updated: 04/06/15 4.07CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2015/matches/round=2000413/match=2015237/postmatch/report/index.html#portugal+seize+initiative

Lineups

Netherlands

Netherlands

Portugal

Portugal

1
HahnWarner Hahn (GK)
1
José SáJosé Sá (GK)
2
LigeonRuben Ligeon
Substitution46
2
Ricardo EsgaioRicardo Esgaio
3
Van BeekSven Van Beek
Yellow Card45+1
4
Paulo OliveiraPaulo Oliveira
4
RekikKarim Rekik (C)
Yellow Card60
5
Raphaël GuerreiroRaphaël Guerreiro
5
WillemsJetro Willems
Substitution79
6
Rúben NevesRúben Neves
Yellow Card41
6
AkéNathan Aké
7
Rafa SilvaRafa Silva
Yellow Card53
Substitution73
7
El GhaziAnwar El Ghazi
Substitution68
11
Ivan CavaleiroIvan Cavaleiro
Substitution61
8
EbecilioKyle Ebecilio
13
Rúben VezoRúben Vezo
9
CastaignosLuc Castaignos
19
Sérgio OliveiraSérgio Oliveira (C)
Goal45+1
10
MaherAdam Maher
Yellow Card76
20
RicardoRicardo
Substitution78
17
ManuElvis Manu
21
Bernardo SilvaBernardo Silva
Yellow Card87

Substitutes

16
van der HartMickey van der Hart (GK)
22
Bruno VarelaBruno Varela (GK)
11
KongoloTerence Kongolo
3
Frederico VenâncioFrederico Venâncio
12
DrostJesper Drost
8
TozéTozé
13
HuppertsGuus Hupperts
9
Iuri MedeirosIuri Medeiros
Substitution73
14
SinkgravenDaley Sinkgraven
Substitution79
10
Ricardo HortaRicardo Horta
Substitution78
15
JohnOla John
Substitution68
18
Rúben PintoRúben Pinto
18
BrenetJoshua Brenet
Substitution46
23
Carlos ManéCarlos Mané
Substitution61
Goal82

Coach

Rui Jorge (POR)

Referee

Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE)

Assistant referees

Christos Akrivos (GRE), Polychronis Kostaras (GRE)

Fourth official

Ilias Spathas (GRE)

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