Tuesday June 8, 2010 Friendlies Finished New Wanderers Stadium

Portugal 3 - 0 Mozambique

  • Danny 52’
  • Almeida 75’, 83’

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  1. Almeida double boosts Portugal

    Almeida double boosts Portugal

    A brace from Hugo Almeida gave Portugal a 3-0 win over Mozambique in their final World Cup warm-up match at the New Wanderers Stadium. More

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    Time:90'
    • Portugal
    • Mozambique
    • 90+2' The full-time whistle goes at the New Wanderers Stadium, and a brace from Hugo Almeida and a strike from Miguel Danny have given Portugal a 3-0 win over Mozambique as they end their World Cup warm-up matches with a win! Thanks for joining us.
    • 90' Just two minutes will be added at the end of this second half, and Almeida is looking for his hat-trick!
    • 89' Portugal continue to press forward with purpose as Veloso and Ronaldo combine once more, and another fierce strike from Ronaldo should be converted by Duda, who plants his shot straight at Lama!
    • 87' Ronaldo hurtles down the right and cuts the ball back in the direction of Almeida, but his hat-trick will have to wait as Paito intervenes.
    • 86' Duda comes on to replace Danny for Portugal, and the departing midfielder has produced a goal and an assist.
    • 84' Portugal are looking very confident now as they break from deep once more, and Ronaldo is yet again at the forefront of everything.
    • 83' GOAL!!!!! ALMEIDA NETS HIS SECOND! Ronaldo hammers a devilish shot from 30 yards which Lama parries away, but only into the path of the onrushing Almeida, who taps the ball home to give Portugal a 3-0 lead!
    • 81' Tiago makes a powerful run from deep before slamming a long-range shot wide of goal - a decent effort.
    • 79' Mozambique stroke the ball around with ease in their half, but cannot press forward to test Portugal, who are sitting back.
    • 77' Veloso has looked bright since coming on for Portugal, and the midfielder continues to link the play expertly from deep.
    • 75' GOAL!!!!! HUGO ALMEIDA MAKES IT TWO! Portugal lead 2-0 courtesy of another slick move down the right with Danny heavily involved, and Almeida finishes it off from close range to double his side's lead!
    • 74' Mozambique are keeping the ball very patiently once more, and Portugal are not hustling the ball at all.
    • 73' Veloso lashes a wild shot over the bar as Meireles gets to the byline and cuts the ball back to him, and that was a poor effort.
    • 72' The play is rather scrappy once more as both sides fight it out for the ball in midfield to no avail.
    • 71' Simao Junior distributes the ball from deep as Mozambique build from the back patiently.
    • 70' Veloso looks to latch on to a through ball from Ronaldo, but he strays offside and the chance goes begging.
    • 69' Ronaldo is clattered from behind by Domigues, but the Portugese skipper makes a meal of the challenge, which was not too robust.
    • 67' Jumisse comes on to replace Hadi as Mozambique make yet another change.
    • 65' Ronaldo is dictating the play after coming on, and the winger jinks inside before driving a low shot wide of the near post.
    • 63' Ronaldo comes on for Portugal as they make their third change, and immediately he receives the captain's armband.
    • 61' Armando comes on to replace Fumo, while Meireles is replaced by Veloso, and Deco by Tiago.
    • 60' Miguel makes a very fine run down the right before Meireles fails to latch on to his through ball.
    • 59' Fanuel makes a stern challenge on Danny as the Portugese looks for his second with a bright run down the right.
    • 57' Tiago looks set to come on for Portgual as he gets some last minute instructions along with Miguel Veloso.
    • 56' Simao takes a quick free kick which puts Pedro Mendes through on goal, but the midfielder blasts his shot straight at Lama from a tight angle out on the right.
    • 55' Deco takes a short corner to Miguel, but his cross is blocked away as Mozambique clear the danger superbly.
    • 54' The pressure is suddenly lifted off Portugal as they get straight back on the ball and press forward through Simao.
    • 52' GOAL!!!!! DANNY SCORES FOR PORTUGAL! Deco plays an exquisitely weighted through ball into the path of Danny, who rounds the keeper Lama with consummate ease and slips the ball into an empty net!
    • 51' Fanuel produces a fine piece of defending to shepherd a loose ball away from the onrushing Liedson.
    • 50' Deco then wins a corner at the other end of the field as the diminutive midfielder storms down the right and draws a tackle from Junior.
    • 49' Deco concedes a corner charging back to dispossess Mexer, and Portugal are being pushed very hard in this second half.
    • 47' Cristiano Ronaldo is warming up vigorously on the touchline as Mozambique continue to enjoy their fair share of possession.
    • 46' The second half gets underway and Portugal kick us off looking to make an early impact after the break.
    • 45+1' The half-time whistle goes at the New Wanderers Stadium, and it is goalless between Portugal and Mozambique with the African side giving a very good account of themselves.
    • 45' Just one minute will be added at the end of this first half as Portugal attack through Deco down the right.
    • 44' Domigues produces another strong run through midfield as Portugal are again forced on to the back foot.
    • 43' Mexer does superbly to track the run of Simao as he charges back to defend with Paito caught out of position.
    • 42' What an attempt from Hadi, who lashes a wild shot from 25 yards which rattles off the far post with Eduardo completely beaten - Portugal breath a sigh of relief!
    • 41' Mozambique launch a very fine break as Momed Hadi hurtles down the right from Jerry Jerry's pass, but he cannot find the forward inside the box with a return pass as Miguel recovers!
    • 40' Deco forces his way into the box before Chapanga makes a strong challenge to halt the move.
    • 39' Miguel gets down the right at pace for Portugal and whips a delivery into the box, but Liedson cannot quite latch on to it.
    • 37' Jerry gets down the right at pace, and it takes a strong challenge from Fabio to stop the forward in his tracks.
    • 35' Simao bundles his way into the box to latch on to Meireles's through ball, but he has to settle for a corner as Fanuel makes the challenge.
    • 33' Mozambique are being pegged back in their half now as Portugal pile on the pressure.
    • 31' What a save from Otshudi Lama! Liedson rises high to meet Miguel Danny's dinked cross from out on the left, and his header looks to be arrowing towards the top corner before Lama tips the ball over!
    • 29' Mendes and Meireles combine in midfield for Portugal, and they are finally beginning to string a few passes together.
    • 27' Simao commits a needless foul on Domigues, and the Portugal captain is lucky to get away without a card there.
    • 25' Deco slips a delightful through ball into the path of Danny, but Fanuel is swiftly across to make the interception.
    • 24' Mozambique attack through Fumo, and Portugal are not managing to exert themselves in this match.
    • 23' Simao attempts a through ball to Deco, but the midfielder mistimes his run by a fraction and strays offside.
    • 22' Fumo fires a long range shot from range with Paito providing the assist, and that was a bright move from Mozambique.
    • 21' Bila challenges fiercely for possession on halfway as Meireles and Deco are given a tough time in midfield.
    • 20' Conde the Mozambique coach continues to strut up and down the touchline barking orders at his side, who are keeping their opponents at bay.
    • 19' Liedson is making some bright runs for his side, but the forward is not managing to get on the ball much at all.
    • 17' It is just keep ball for Portugal at the moment as Deco strings passes together in midfield with no real intention of moving his side forward.
    • 16' Paito makes a lung-busting run down the left, only for his touch to evade him as he looks to get a cross in - what a shame.
    • 15' Portugal stroke the ball around at the back with Miguel and Carvalho seeing a lot of possession, but they are lacking inspiration going forward so far.
    • 14' Carlos Queiros stalks the touchline with a pensive expression as his side spray the ball about in midfield.
    • 13' This really is a very scrappy opening, and Portugal are having to work hard to keep the ball.
    • 12' Chapanga wins the ball on halfway for Mozambique, before Meireles manages to seize back possession once more for his side.
    • 11' Mendes and Miguel combine effectively down the right for Portugal, before Simao Junior finally makes a stiff challenge to regain possession.
    • 10' Liedson jinks inside Palto and Fanuel before firing a low shot towards goal, but Otshudi Lama parries the ball away to safety.
    • 9' Bila produces a powerful run before Jerry Jerry drives a low shot on target, only for Eduardo to dive low to his left to save.
    • 8' Bruno Alves continues to win everything in the air as Gonzales Fumo cannot latch on to anything for his side.
    • 7' Pedro Mendes looks bright early on for Portugal, and the midfielder outmuscles Hadi to a loose ball on halfway.
    • 6' Mexer wins the ball for Mozambique, before Deco gets back on the ball in what is a scrappy opening.
    • 5' Deco and Miguel Danny exchange passes in midfield before Domigues intervenes with a sturdy challenge.
    • 4' Bruno Alves wins a towering header at the back for Portugal, but Jerry Jerry has started very brightly for his side.
    • 3' Raul Meireles attempts a wild shot from range which flies over the crossbar, but the midfielder shows good intent.
    • 2' Domingues flies down the left before dinking over a precise cross intended for Jerry, but Miguel is swiftly across.
    • 1' The first half is underway at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, and Mozambique kick us off.
    • - Portugal: Eduardo, Miguel, Carvalho, Bruno Alves, Fabio Coentrao, Mendes, Raul Meireles, Deco, Danny, Liedson, Simao. Subs: Fernandes, Ferreira, Rolando, Duda, Ronaldo, Veloso, Pepe, Hugo Almeida, Ruben Amorim, Tiago, Ricardo Costa, Beto
    • - Mozambique: Lama, Chapanga, F, Massinga, Paito, Simao, Sitoe, Hagy, Domingues, Bila, Fumo, Jerry. Subs: Cossa, Carimo, Armando Sa, Danito, Whiskey, Lobo, Zainadine, Josemar, Tony
    • - The national anthems are rattled through, and the crowd are in full voice inside the New Wanderers Stadium...we're about to get underway.
    • - BIG NEWS TODAY: Portugal and Manchester United winger Nani has been ruled out of the World Cup with a left shoulder injury. He will be replaced by Benfica's Ruben Amorim, the federation added. Read more about Nani's injury by clicking here
    • - The fixture provides the coach with an opportunity to polish up aspects of his side's game that he is not entirely happy with, and there still will be a few of those as they prepare to attempt to negotiate a path through an intimidating group that also includes Ivory Coast, Brazil and rank outsiders New Zealand.
    • - Portugal's lead-up to the World Cup has not gone especially smoothly, but Carlos Quiroz's side did get back on track last time out, when they totally outplayed Cameroon. Even before Samuel Eto'o was dismissed for the Indomitable Lions, the Seleccao were well on top and looking good for victory, which eventually came by a 3-1 margin.
    • - With a FIFA ranking of 85, Mozambique are heavy underdogs, but they will aim to be competitive, having lost the countries' only other meeting 2-1.
    • - Portugal take on Mozambique in their final friendly before the World Cup as they take on Mozambique at the Bidvest Stadium in Johannesburg.
  • Summary

    • 89' Portugal continue to press forward with purpose as Veloso and Ronaldo combine once more, and another fierce strike from Ronaldo should be converted by Duda, who plants his shot straight at Lama!
    • 83' GOAL!!!!! ALMEIDA NETS HIS SECOND! Ronaldo hammers a devilish shot from 30 yards which Lama parries away, but only into the path of the onrushing Almeida, who taps the ball home to give Portugal a 3-0 lead!
    • 75' GOAL!!!!! HUGO ALMEIDA MAKES IT TWO! Portugal lead 2-0 courtesy of another slick move down the right with Danny heavily involved, and Almeida finishes it off from close range to double his side's lead!
    • 56' Simao takes a quick free kick which puts Pedro Mendes through on goal, but the midfielder blasts his shot straight at Lama from a tight angle out on the right.
    • 52' GOAL!!!!! DANNY SCORES FOR PORTUGAL! Deco plays an exquisitely weighted through ball into the path of Danny, who rounds the keeper Lama with consummate ease and slips the ball into an empty net!
    • 42' What an attempt from Hadi, who lashes a wild shot from 25 yards which rattles off the far post with Eduardo completely beaten - Portugal breath a sigh of relief!
    • 41' Mozambique launch a very fine break as Momed Hadi hurtles down the right from Jerry Jerry's pass, but he cannot find the forward inside the box with a return pass as Miguel recovers!
    • 31' What a save from Otshudi Lama! Liedson rises high to meet Miguel Danny's dinked cross from out on the left, and his header looks to be arrowing towards the top corner before Lama tips the ball over!
    • 22' Fumo fires a long range shot from range with Paito providing the assist, and that was a bright move from Mozambique.
    • 10' Liedson jinks inside Palto and Fanuel before firing a low shot towards goal, but Otshudi Lama parries the ball away to safety.
    • 9' Bila produces a powerful run before Jerry Jerry drives a low shot on target, only for Eduardo to dive low to his left to save.
    • - Portugal: Eduardo, Miguel, Carvalho, Bruno Alves, Fabio Coentrao, Mendes, Raul Meireles, Deco, Danny, Liedson, Simao. Subs: Fernandes, Ferreira, Rolando, Duda, Ronaldo, Veloso, Pepe, Hugo Almeida, Ruben Amorim, Tiago, Ricardo Costa, Beto
    • - Mozambique: Lama, Chapanga, F, Massinga, Paito, Simao, Sitoe, Hagy, Domingues, Bila, Fumo, Jerry. Subs: Cossa, Carimo, Armando Sa, Danito, Whiskey, Lobo, Zainadine, Josemar, Tony

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Portugal

    Manager: Carlos Queirós

  • Mozambique

    Manager: Chiquinho Conde

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • Eduardo
      • Miguel
      • R. Carvalho
      • F. Coentrão
      • Bruno Alves
      • P. Mendes Substitution Out (75′)
      • Deco Substitution Out (61′)
      • Raul Meireles Substitution Out (60′)
      • Simão Substitution Out (63′)
      • Danny Goal Substitution Out (86′)
      • Liedson Substitution Out (45′)

      Subs

      • Paulo Ferreira
      • Ricardo Costa
      • Cristiano Ronaldo Substitution In63′
      • H. Almeida Substitution In45′ Goals×2
      • M. Veloso Substitution In60′
      • D. Fernandes
      • Beto
      • Tiago Substitution In61′
      • Duda Substitution In86′
      • Pepe Substitution In75′
      • Rolando
    • Starting line-up

      • Lama
      • C. Campira Samuel Substitution Out (85′)
      • Mexer
      • Fanuel
      • Paíto
      • Simão
      • Jerry Substitution Out (88′)
      • M. Hagy Substitution Out (70′)
      • Genito Substitution Out (78′)
      • Goncalves Substitution Out (60′)
      • A. Domingos

      Subs

      • Armando Sá Substitution In60′
      • M. Lobo
      • D. Parruque
      • F. Massinga
      • Z. Chavango Jr. Substitution In85′
      • Josemar Substitution In78′
      • Bino
      • Tony Substitution In88′
      • E. Jumisse Substitution In70′
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