Saturday June 2, 2012 Friendlies Finished Estádio da Luz

Portugal 1 - 3 Turkey

  • Nani 57’
  • Bulut 35’, 52’
  • Pepe 88’ (o.g.)

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  1. Portugal slump against Turkey

    Portugal slump against Turkey

    Shambolic defending saw Portugal slump to a 3-1 defeat to Turkey at the Stadium of Light in their final Euro 2012 warm-up match. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Portugal
    • Turkey
    • 90+4' There goes the final whistle! Portugal have been beaten at home by Turkey after a defensively shambolic performance!
    • 90+2' Still more substitutions as we go deep into stoppage time.
    • 90+1' Portugal pour forwards, but it is too little too late for them now, surely.
    • 89' More defensive calamity for Portugal, who are going into Euro 2012 on a low note.
    • 88' GOAL!! Turkey put the game out of reach! An own goal! Howler! Eduardo comes for a cross and parries it onto Pepe. As the ball trickles goalwards, Ricardo Costa attempts to hack it clear - but it hits Pepe and goes in!
    • 87' Free-kick Turkey for a foul on the goalkeeper.
    • 86' Off goes Miguel Lopes after a largely positive debut. Meireles also makes away. Helder Postiga and Ricardo Quaresma come on.
    • 85' Ronaldo feeds Coentrao, who wins Portugal's umpteenth corner of the night.
    • 83' More good defending from the Turks, as Nani's shot is put behind for a corner,
    • 82' Turkey: Caner Erkin comes on for Arda Turan.
    • 81' Yet another corner is whipped in, and the goalkeeper is nowhere... but Turkey survive again!
    • 80' Stood up to the back post where Nelson Oliveira is there, but he can't make clean contact.
    • 78' Volkan punches away a free-kick delivered from the Portugal right... and the ball is soon back with the home team.
    • 77' Miguel Lopes is well forward down the right. The debutant has certainly put in a shift tonight.
    • 75' Ronaldo drives a low. left-footed shot at Volkan from 25 yards.
    • 74' Play finally gets back under way with a lofted ball to the back stick, where Meireles slices it over!
    • 73' Jeers for Hugo Almeida as he comes off - and a big hand for Benfica's Nelson Oliveira, making his third appearance for Portugal.
    • 72' Change for Turkey: Emre comes off, Selcuk Inan is on.
    • 71' A change of goalkeeper for Portugal. A big cheer for Benfica's Eduardo as he comes on for Rui Patricio.
    • 70' On for Portugal: Custodio and Ricardo Costa for Miguel Veloso and Bruno Alves.
    • 69' Portugal applying pressure now, as Volkan punches a corner away.
    • 68' Quick counter-attack from Portugal with Ronaldo on the left... he has two attempts to cross but cannot find a colleague on either occasion.
    • 67' Well, Portugal have certainly been the architects of their own downfall so far. Total dominance, but some shocking defending and now a penalty miss.
    • 65' Ronaldo.... SAVED!!! Volkan dives low to his left to push the ball away! Ronaldo denied again!
    • 64' Penalty Portugal! Ronaldo with a chance to equalise from the spot after Emre hacks the jinking Miguel Lopes!
    • 63' Great power from Ronaldo to bustle his way down the Portugal left... too much height on the cross.
    • 62' Rui Patricio races swiftly out of goal to gather a swirling ball into the box... well played.
    • 61' A change for Turkey, as Tunay Torun replaces Yilmaz.
    • 60' Corner drifted in from the right... Bruno Alves rises and heads wide. Not an easy chance.
    • 59' Raul Meireles's hair is completely shaven today, and I must say a bald head does make him look older. Just an observation...
    • 57' GOAL!! Nani pulls one back for Portugal! Drills a low shot from the right side of the box, and places is perfectly in the bottom-left corner. Cracking finish. Game on!
    • 57' Yilmaz, who thought he was offside for that great chance just now (but wasn't), thinks he is onside now (but isn't).
    • 55' Meireles lets fly left-footed and just misses...
    • 54' Yilmaz is onside and played clean through... misses!! Golden chance to kill the game off, but he misses. Portugal all over the place!
    • 53' Now the whistles come, as Portugal implode defensively... chaos.
    • 52' GOAL!! It's two for Turkey! Bulut again! Amazing! Horrible indecision at the back as Bruno Alves gives it away, aided by a hospital pass from Veloso, and Bulut crashes the ball past Patricio at the near post!
    • 51' Not Almeida's night, is it? Perfectly-delivered ball from the right for Almeida, who stretches and pokes it wide! Real chance. He's not expected to start at Euro 2012, and I'm afraid tonight has demonstrated why not.
    • 50' Positive start to the second half from Portugal.. Meireles's attempted through ball is blocked.
    • 49' Portugal appeal for a handball just outside the Turkey box, but get no change out of the ref. Then Emre is clumsily fouled by Almeida. The midfielder makes the most of it, but Almeida sees a yellow card,
    • 47' Offside against Almeida as he races down the left channel...
    • 46' Second half under way in Lisbon - can Portugal end their epic goal drought?
    • 45+2' That's half-time, and Portugal trail! A ripple of discontent at the Estadio da Luz.
    • 45' WIDE! Ronaldo again, what does he have to do to score! Played through at the edge of the box, and Volkan gets a slight touch to send the ball wide!
    • 44' Portugal are trying to walk it in, when what they really need is a scrappy goal, a header from a corner... just something to convince themselves they can score...
    • 42' Amazing piece of skill by Ronaldo to nutmeg his man - an 'elastico' I think it's called. But he then blazes his shot out for a throw from a ridiculous angle!
    • 41' A Turkish corner swings in and ends up in the hands of Rui Patricio.
    • 40' WHAT A MISS!! Now the crowd are jeering! Almeida is clean through but inexplicably decides to pass instead of shooting. He squares for Coentrao but overhits the pass and the fans are livid. So profligate!
    • 39' The noise is still pretty good, despite that setback. Portugal have not played badly, but they just lack a cutting edge.
    • 37' Lopes hits a direct ball down the line for Nani... the defender heads it in the air, Nani collects and sees a left-foot shot blocked.
    • 36' Turkey lead a game in which they have largely played second fiddle. And Portugal will have to end their goal drought if they want to take anything from this.
    • 35' GOAL!! Turkey in front through Umut Bulut! Sercan Sararer beats Lopes, crosses low and both Bruno Alves and Fabio Coentrao dawdle as Bulut stabs the ball home!
    • 33' OFF THE POST!! Hamit Altintop smashes a long-range free-kick past Rui Patricio, but sees it come off the inside of the woodwork and scot across the face of goal!
    • 32' Foul by Pepe on Yilmaz, and Turkey have a free-kick 35 yards from goal...
    • 30' Off the bar! In comes the corner from the right, and it is deflected onto the woodwork! A big deflection, then off the head of Almeida.
    • 29' Nani beats his man and clouts in a cross from the right... cleared for a corner.
    • 27' Cynical foul by Arda Turan, blatant shirt-pulling - but no yellow card for the Atletico Madrid man.
    • 26' Volkan puts his defenders under pressure with an odd, stubbed-toe style clearance that barely makes it out of the Turkish box.
    • 25' Although Portugal will be fairly happy with their start tonight, they will be desperate for a win - their last two friendlies have finished 0-0.
    • 23' Now Nani is down injured, and he points at his right knee... my guess is he'll be OK.
    • 22' On comes the physio, who applies a liberal quantity of magic spray to Coentrao's left hip.
    • 21' Played into the middle for Umut Bulut, who challenges for the ball with Coentrao.... and the Portuguese stays down injured.
    • 20' Whistles ring out as Turkey pass the ball about. The first time they have had any serious possession.
    • 18' A good start from the debutant Miguel Lopes, who is playing almost an an auxiliary winger - he's got tremendous pace. Lopes spent the season on loan at Braga after being deemed surplus to requirements by Porto.
    • 17' The Turkish goalkeeper Demirel has gone down injured now.
    • 16' Crossed in diagonally from the right... Volkan punches clear but it comes straight back in... half cleared again and Moutinho fires a sweetly-struck volley straight at the goalkeeper.
    • 14' Ronaldo goes for goal from a free-kick... blasts it miles over.
    • 13' A chance at the other end as Nani finds Almeida, who cannot sort his feet out and get a shot away.
    • 12' Rui Patricio is called into action as Turkey burst through the middle with Yilmaz.. the goalkeeper stays big and makes a good save.
    • 11' Ronaldo on the left again... drives the ball into the box but it is blocked.
    • 10' Lopes makes a spirited run down the right, blocks the attempted clearance and sets Portugal up in an attacking position.
    • 8' A fantastic noise inside the stadium as Meireles and Ronaldo combine down the left... but the ball goes out for a goal kick.
    • 6' A cracking Ronaldo free-kick dips and Volkan dives low to his right to push it away.
    • 4' Lively star from Portugal - slid through to the Turkey box but Volkan makes a fine save, rushing out.
    • 2' The uncapped Miguel Lopes gets a debut for Portugal today...
    • 1' Game on in Lisbon! A terrific crowd here.
    • 19:45 Portugal kick off their Euro 2012 campaign next Sunday against Germany. Yikes. Full Group B details
    • 19:40 There are a few internationals going on today - Italy have been humbled by Russia, while Poland and Denmark have both won. And Netherlands are murdering Northern Ireland. International friendlies: LIVE
    • 19:35 TEAMS: PORTUGAL: Patrício; Miguel Lopes, Pepe, Bruno Alves, Coentrão; Miguel Veloso, Meireles, Moutinho; Nani, Hugo Almeida, Ronaldo... TURKEY: Volkan Demirel; Altintop, Irtegun, Toprak, Kaldirim; Turan, Topal, Emre, Sararer; Yilmaz, Bulut.
    • 19:30 Welcome to live coverage of Portugal v Turkey from the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon!
  • Summary

    • 88' GOAL!! Turkey put the game out of reach! An own goal! Howler! Eduardo comes for a cross and parries it onto Pepe. As the ball trickles goalwards, Ricardo Costa attempts to hack it clear - but it hits Pepe and goes in!
    • 65' Ronaldo.... SAVED!!! Volkan dives low to his left to push the ball away! Ronaldo denied again!
    • 64' Penalty Portugal! Ronaldo with a chance to equalise from the spot after Emre hacks the jinking Miguel Lopes!
    • 57' GOAL!! Nani pulls one back for Portugal! Drills a low shot from the right side of the box, and places is perfectly in the bottom-left corner. Cracking finish. Game on!
    • 54' Yilmaz is onside and played clean through... misses!! Golden chance to kill the game off, but he misses. Portugal all over the place!
    • 52' GOAL!! It's two for Turkey! Bulut again! Amazing! Horrible indecision at the back as Bruno Alves gives it away, aided by a hospital pass from Veloso, and Bulut crashes the ball past Patricio at the near post!
    • 51' Not Almeida's night, is it? Perfectly-delivered ball from the right for Almeida, who stretches and pokes it wide! Real chance. He's not expected to start at Euro 2012, and I'm afraid tonight has demonstrated why not.
    • 45' WIDE! Ronaldo again, what does he have to do to score! Played through at the edge of the box, and Volkan gets a slight touch to send the ball wide!
    • 42' Amazing piece of skill by Ronaldo to nutmeg his man - an 'elastico' I think it's called. But he then blazes his shot out for a throw from a ridiculous angle!
    • 40' WHAT A MISS!! Now the crowd are jeering! Almeida is clean through but inexplicably decides to pass instead of shooting. He squares for Coentrao but overhits the pass and the fans are livid. So profligate!
    • 35' GOAL!! Turkey in front through Umut Bulut! Sercan Sararer beats Lopes, crosses low and both Bruno Alves and Fabio Coentrao dawdle as Bulut stabs the ball home!
    • 33' OFF THE POST!! Hamit Altintop smashes a long-range free-kick past Rui Patricio, but sees it come off the inside of the woodwork and scot across the face of goal!
    • 12' Rui Patricio is called into action as Turkey burst through the middle with Yilmaz.. the goalkeeper stays big and makes a good save.
    • 6' A cracking Ronaldo free-kick dips and Volkan dives low to his right to push it away.

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