Portugal vs Israel: Portugal will head into Euro 2020 with a good mood after tonight’s convincing victory against Israel in their second international of the week. The Selecao scored 4 goals as they flew past a comparatively weak Israel team with ease.
Manchester United’s midfield maestro Bruno Fernandes opened the scoring with his 42nd minute strike – a cheeky cross by Joan Cancelo slotted home by Fernandes.
Portugal dominated almost the entirety of the 90 minutes in all aspects. The 62% possession, 24 shots and 10 shots on target, says it all. Coming out to play with a 4-2-3-1 defensive formation, the Selecao toyed around with the Israelis and completely outplayed them.
Portugal skipper Cristiano Ronaldo scored the second goal of the match just one minute before half time. It was Bruno the playmaker this time who created the chance that was converted by Cristiano effortlessly. This was his 104th goal in the Portugal colours.
However, the best goal of the match was undoubtedly Joao Cancelo’s solo goal in the 86th minute. The right back wrong-footed the defender to cut inside and finish with a curling shot in the bottom left corner.
Bruno Fernandes scored his second goal in stoppage time of the second half, making it 3-0 to confirm the match-ball. Two goals and an assist for the midfielder, not a bad trailer of the storm that is about to strike at Euro 2021.
Timeline: Portugal vs Israel
42′: Goal! Bruno Fernandes scores [João Cancelo assist] — Portugal -0 Israel .
44′: Goal! Cristiano Ronaldo scores [Bruno Fernandes assist] — Portugal -0 Israel .
46′: Substitution for Portugal: André Silva in, Diogo Jota out.
46′: Substitution for Israel: J. Abu Hanna in, S. Menachem out.
53′: Yellow card shown to O. Dgani ( Israel).
62′: Substitution for Portugal: Danilo Pereira in, Rúben Dias out.
62′: Substitution for Portugal: João Moutinho in, Rúben Neves out.
62′: Substitution for Israel: O. Khalaila in, B. Natcho out.
62′: Substitution for Israel: M. Abu Fani in, G. Kinda out.
72′: Substitution for Portugal: Pote in, Bernardo Silva out.
72′: Substitution for Portugal: Gonçalo Guedes in, Cristiano Ronaldo out.
72′: Substitution for Portugal: Renato Sanches in, William Carvalho out.
72′: Substitution for Israel: M. Baltaksa in, O. Dgani out.
86′: Goal! João Cancelo scores [Gonçalo Guedes assist] — Portugal -0 Israel .
90’+1′: Goal! Bruno Fernandes scores — Portugal -0 Israel .
Portugal: André Silva (SUB 46′), Danilo Pereira (SUB 62′), João Moutinho (SUB 62′), Pote (SUB 72′), Gonçalo Guedes (SUB 72′; A 86′), Renato Sanches (SUB 72′), Sérgio Oliveira, Rafa Silva, João Palhinha, Rui Patrício, Nélson Semedo
Israel: J. Abu Hanna (SUB 46′), O. Khalaila (SUB 62′), M. Abu Fani (SUB 62′), M. Baltaksa (SUB 72′), A. Zargari, Y. Malede, O. Blorian, O. Dahan, L. Abada, I. Nitzan, B. Klaiman, O. Davidzada