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Ufff, it’s done!!! Portugal is in the semi-finals of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship after defeating Italy (5×3 sq.), this Monday, in the first battle of the knockout stage of the second stage of the European competition, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, one of the two countries that will host the final stage. What a game, what a thrill, what an end!

BUT choice of hopes he won by two goals in both the first and second half, but found it difficult to stay calm in the game, at least in terms of the result. As for the game, the team led by Rui Jorge has shown at various times that he can go (even more) far in Euro!

Dani leaves Mota and rides a bike

Confidence… The first sign of the Portuguese armada on the field of the SRC Stozice stadium, home stadium of Olimpija Ljubliana. After group stage Flawlessly, with three wins in an equal number of games, no conceded goals, Portugal did not hesitate to take the reins into their own hands and, unsurprisingly, gained the advantage at a still very premature stage.

Corner in favor of Portugal. Fabiu Vieira kicks with his left foot to the right and after the rebound Dani Mota shoots first, a bicycle kick (!), Imagine for 1×0. Gooooooo! This was heard in the stands in the voice of the overwhelming majority of the 1,032 present. Soon in half an hour 2×0!

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New song in favor of the Portuguese group. Silence. Can the recipe be repeated? And even! Fabio Vieira went from the long bar to the second bar, where Daniel Braganza seemed to soften the serve … Dani Mota… The Monza striker came out from behind and shot at Carnesecca’s goal.

However, due to the whistle for the break, the advantage that seemed unnoticed was seriously ignored. An Italian team led by Paolo Nicolato, who led the Italian youth under 19 to final make euroCuriously, in 2018, the game against Portugal took effect in the last five minutes of the first half, just in time to narrow the difference thanks to the Escape, also after the standard.

Dani Mota acrobatically opened the Getty / JurijKodrun marker

Eternal Minute 109

There are films that are so epic that they seem unique. But this is not the case. 2016. Eder chose the European for choice A in the 109th minute. 2018. Pedro Martelo decided to win the UEFA European Under-19 Championship in the 109th minute. 2021. O minute 109 it was again a huge blessing for the Portuguese colors, now for the sub-21 advance to the Euro semi-finals.

Getty / Jonathan Moscrop

And, like in 2018, Portugal lost a two-goal lead, had to go into extra time due to equality at the end of regulation time and decided there, in that 109th minute. Incredible, isn’t it? One happy coincidenceat least for Portugal, of course. But let’s go.

Back in the 2nd half, Diogo Costa prevented 2v2 after nine minutes, instinctively defending against Frattesi’s blow, and four minutes later, opportunist Gonçalo Ramos appeared in the center of the zone to parry Diogo’s pass. Queiros at the back of the gate. Gooooool … Easy! Then Italy reacted and gave no reason for many celebrations. 3×2What nerves !!!

After the second shot, Rui Jorge adjusted the formation, strengthening the midfield, Paolo Nicolato replied: four substitutions practically from the spot and won against the Italian. 3×3 on a minute out of 90, with Cutrone and Sottila, two figures launched in the second half, the main characters.

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Exile paved the way

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91 minutes. First minute of extra time. Matteo Lovato receives an order from exile and leaves Portugal outnumbered. Despite this, Italy remained connected with the game, surpassing it in some moments, but strength, faith and UNITY everything changed from Portugal.

In the 109th minute, the famous 109th minute, Hota again brought the Quinas team to the scoreboard, and the youngest Francisco Conceizao killed the game in the 119th minute. Rui Jorge was finally able to breathe a sigh of relief. Come socks!

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″I couldn’t leave without winning this award″



″I couldn't leave without winning this award″

Statements from Otavio, the player of FC Porto, who this Monday received the Golden Dragon as Footballer of the Year.

Speech: “I thought and I didn’t say anything that I thought. It happened by itself, I’m very happy, I was looking for [o prémio] a lot of time. I saw others, I couldn’t leave without winning this prize. Thank God I won and now it’s time to make the most of it.”

Did you tell the President that you want the Golden Dragon? “I never commented, asking for an award was not my style, it was deserved, I was very happy, many could have won. I am very happy”.

Feeling: “This is something to be proud of, this is the best person in the club, everyone wants to win, this will go down in history. It will be kept under lock and key in the museum that I have. It will get worse.” , nothing will come of it, it will be well stored.

Gala: “It’s always great, because of covid-19, the gala concert has not been held for many years. It is always special, everyone wants to be part of the gala concert. Being a dragonado, he is even more special. We did a good job and this is proof.”

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″Most competitive costume required, Pepe’s costume″



″Most competitive costume required, Pepe's costume″

Statements by Sergio Conceiçao after receiving the Golden Coach of the Year award at the Golden Dragons Gala

Golden Dragon cost: “I represent many people in this Golden Dragon. The first time I went to Olival with the president in 2017, he named the four essential pillars of FC Porto: rigor, competence, ambition and passion. Looking at it and being with it every day. My players, who don’t usually wear a formal suit as they do today, but the most competitive suit that is required, which is Pepe’s suit, give me great joy when I get up and go to work.”

Technical team and others: “With a super competent technical team, a health department, where there is not only Dr. Nelson Puga and therapists, but also an optometrist, pedologist, a number of people who work daily so that the players do not miss anything. and so that year after year they can get better and win, which is what we want.”

Techniques: “Victory. Not forgetting the people in the kitchen, in the restaurant, the people involved in analysis and observation, the equipment technicians, because today everyone is a technician… [risos]🇧🇷 Lawn techniques too, because I am very picky about the height of the lawn. I think that every detail is important and matters. Finally, a number of people who contribute to making this possible. This is not mine, this belongs to the people of Olival, who are always led by our great, my friend and godfather, the president.”

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A family: “Finally, to paraphrase our Gonzalinho [Borges], I want to dedicate it completely to my family, which is not easy, and parents, as always. Not being among us, they will certainly be very proud, not least because they have received two more extremely important people in the life of the club and that together they are up there watching us so that FC Porto becomes bigger , was getting better. , become stronger and win. And let’s keep it up. Is always. Because we deserve it. We are also honest, serious, dedicated and competent workers.”

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BALL – Enzo and Otamendi: world champion exceptions (Argentina)



BALL - Enzo and Otamendi: world champion exceptions (Argentina)

Portuguese football has reason to rejoice as two more world champions will enter the national stages, the first to win the title as part of the Portuguese team, the only ones on the field yesterday, in Qatar, among 35 players who play in one of the top five leagues in the world, so called big 5.

Enzo Fernandez, 21-year-old midfielder, and Nicolás Otamendi, 34-year-old central defender, played 120 minutes for Argentina. would advance to the Argentine penalty as Montiel quickly put an end to doubts – and represented not only Benfica in the list of clubs of great prestige, but also a league of lesser expression, such as the Portuguese, the only one of the less media and powerful ones that had players in the final.

Neither in the starting lineup (see tables), nor in the 13 options used by the coaches – Montiel (Sevilla), Pezzella (Betis), Acuña (Sevilla), Leandro Paredes (PSG), Lautaro Martinez ( Inter) and Dybala (Roma) entered Argentina, from the French side they were also called Disasi (Monaco), Conate (Liverpool), Fofana (Monaco), Camavinga (Real Madrid), Kingsley Coman (Bavaria), Muani (Eintracht) and Thuram (Borussia). M’gladbach) – if they found other players who didn’t play in the leagues of England, Spain, Italy, France or Germany, that’s a clear sign of where the money and power come from to attract great players.
Some, like Enzo and Otamendi, are just over the top.ig 5 – if the midfielder was already in vogue among the richest in Europe, followed by Liverpool and Real Madrid, among others, now that he has won the World Cup and the best young player trophy in the competition … – but they shine enough to guarantee yourself a place in the best team in the world.

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