Sunday, June 08, 2008

Match 2 : Portugal vs Turkey : Report

The second match of the day and the tournament was a much much better affair than the first.Portuguese team won under Scolari, a deserved 2-0 win for the last time's finalists.
Portugal dominated for the majority of the match and never looked like they couldn't score.Portugal scored in the first half through a Pepe goal only to be ruled out for offside,rightly so.Ronaldo had a free kick hitting the side bar after fingertips from the Turkish keeper.
Second half was more flowing than the first.Portugal took the lead through a great one-two from a centre back,which makes it an even better goal than what it is.Pepe played a terrific one-two with Nuno Gomez which Pepe put in the back of the net with a slight help of the deflection from the defender.
Turks tried to make a comeback but it was hard to come by with the Portuguese defence being tight and not allowing opportunities inside the box.
The second for the game came in the stoppage time when Miereles put the ball in the open goal after unselfish play from Moutinho.
Its a great start for the Portugal team.
After the first two games,I think Portugal would be top of Group A followed by Turkey after a not so convincing performance by the Czechs.Switzerland would have to take at least four points from the remaining two games to stay in contention.



Anonymous Aravind said...

Th Portugal defence looks awesome with Carvalho and Pepe. Attack is very promising as expected.

June 8, 2008 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger tanuj lakhina said...

Yeah portugal defense was great and so was going forward with Ronaldo.Deco could improve which would be even better for Portugal to go one better than in 2004.

June 8, 2008 at 8:14 PM  

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