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BALL – Good start, bad finish: Portugal lose but in the quarters (U-17)



BALL - Good start, bad finish: Portugal lose but in the quarters (U-17)

Portugal have advanced to the quarter-finals of the European Under-17 Championship in Israel.

Despite the loss suffered on Monday afternoon against Denmark (1-3), in the 3rd and final round of Group D, the corner team managed to reach the second position in the group and thus face Spain in the quarter-finals of the competition, the match is scheduled next Thursday.

José Lima’s men even took the lead when Ivan Lima ran down the left flank in the 30th minute to open the scoring, but in the second half the Scandinavian team turned around thanks to goals from Narti, Hansborg-Sorensen and Luis Gomez. ‘ own goal, and thus not only won the game, but also managed to win the group and advance in the competition.

Remember the game video:

End of match! Portugal 1 Denmark 3.

There are 6 minutes of minimum extra time added to this second half.

90+1: Substitution in Portugal with Ivan Lima leaving for Ussumane Djalo.

90 minutes: Goal from Denmark! A free kick by Byskov and Luis Gomez, unfortunately, scores in his own net. 1-3.

88 minutes: Yellow card for Leonardo Barroso.

86th minute: Sax’s cross from the right and Hansborg-Sorensen’s shot led to a great save by Diogo Fernandez from a corner.

84th minute: Excellent pass by Ivan Lima and Vivaldo Semedo, already in the box, with his left foot for the excellent intervention of Sander, who reliably denied the Portuguese striker the equalizer.

81 minutes: Substitution in Denmark, with the departure of E. Hoylund, on the exit of Simmelhak.

78 minutes: Substitution in Portugal with Rafael Luis leaving for João Gonçalves.

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70 minutes: Goal from Denmark! Hansborg-Sorensen, undetected from the left, entered the Portuguese zone and shot 1-2.

67 minutes: Double substitution in Denmark, with departures by O. Hoylund and Fraulo, to the exits of Byskov and Bakhita.

66 minutes: Double substitution in Portugal with Jose Rodrigues and Rodrigo Ribeiro leaving for Vivaldo Semedo and Afonso Moreira.

62 minutes: Goal from Denmark! Sakhs and Narti’s pass, close to the penalty mark, ends the score 1:1.

61 minutes: Leonardo Barroso’s invasion on the left flank and already in the box, the Portuguese full-back breaks through Sander’s right post.

60 minutes: Cross to the left of Leonardo Barroso and Rodrigo Ribeiro in the center of the box, slightly towards Sander’s goal.

The beginning of the second part!

Today, more hopes are pinned on Portugal than usual, but this strategy is bearing fruit. In addition, Denmark has a merit, which for the rest of its life is trying to get ahead in this European Championship.

After an initial period of greater balance, the Danes were willing to take on the challenge, which proved fatal to them in the end. This is because in a fast transition and after an excellent long pass from Leonardo Barroso, Ivan Lima ran to the left at high speed, and after entering the penalty area he shot with his left foot at a score of 1:0.

Denmark sensed the Portuguese goal, but tried to react immediately by making several dangerous runs close to the goal of Diogo Fernandes, who was attentive whenever he was called to intervene.

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This advantage of the Quinas team ultimately increased the comfort in the bills for reaching the quarterfinals of the competition, because, we recall, the draw is enough for Jose Lima’s wards to stamp their passports for the next stage.

Interval! Portugal 1 Denmark 0.

There are 2 minutes of minimum extra time added to this first half.

43 minutes: Yellow card for Jose Rodriguez.

42 mins: E. Hoylund and a pass from Hansborg-Sorensen on the left flank scored the ball into the side net.

32 minutes: A cross to the right of O. Hoylund and Narti in the frontal zone, already inside the penalty area, hits well above the gate of Diogo Fernandes.

30 minutes: Goal for Portugal! A long pass from Leonardo Barroso and Ivan Lima, after another explosive start along the left lane, he entered the penalty area and hit Sander in the face with his left foot, making the score 1:0.

29 minutes: Rafael Luis fired a strong left foot at the edge of the box, but Sander, well positioned, struck the ball.

20 minutes: Excellent individual performance by Ivan Lima on the left with a cross to José Rodriguez, who delivered a beautiful corner intervention to Sander with his left foot.

13 minutes: Hansborg-Sørensen’s cross from the left, Diogo Fernandes could not resist at first, but the Portuguese goalkeeper eventually shone right away, reliably hitting a goal on Sachs, who, at the entrance to the small area, hit for an excellent performance at the number 12 corner team.

12 minutes: O. Hoylund gives the Danes the first signal of danger on the edge of the site, but the shot ends with the crossbar.

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The first 10 minutes were very balanced, the teams studied each other. The match was mostly played in the intermediate sector, so there was no dangerous approach to the goal.

Match start!

Portugal: Diogo Fernandes, Joao Conceicao, Luis Gomes, Diogo Monteiro WithLeonardo Barroso, Joao Veloso, Rafael Luis, Dario Essugo, Rodrigo Ribeiro, Jose Rodriguez and Ivan Lima

Substitutes: Francisco Silva, Joao Muniz, Ussuman Djalo, Martim Fernandes, Manuel Mendonza, Afonso Moreira, Thiago Andrade, Vivaldo Semedo and Joao Gonçalves

Trainer: Jose Lima

Denmark: Sander, Fraulo, Vraa-Jensen, Nibo, Grosso, O. Hoylund, Beck WithNartey, Sachsakh, E. Hoylund and Hansborg-Sorensen

Substitutes: Andresen, Bakhit, Bondergaard, Simmelhak, Jensen, Byskov, Wagner, Kvist and Munch

Trainer: Kenneth Madsen

Judge: Igor Stoychevski (from Macedonia to the north)

Assistants: Daniel Vasilevsky (Macedonia in the north) and Khachatur Hovhannisyan (Armenia)

4th referee: Juhin Jaja (Albania)

The teams are already there!

Remember, Portugal come into this round with two wins in as many games, after beating Scotland (5-1) and Sweden (4-2).

The team coached by José Lima has a double chance of advancing in the competition: a win or a draw automatically guarantees the next stage.

This afternoon (18:00) Portugal will play against Denmark in the third and final round match of Group D of the European Under-17 Championship, which takes place in Israel. BOLA online will tell you all about this match, which could seal the corner group’s advance to the quarter-finals of the competition.

Good afternoon!

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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.

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