International Friendlies
Portugal0Cape Verde2

Portugal 0-2 Cape Verde Islands

Cape Verde
Cape Verde were the first team to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations

Ten-man Portugal struggled without captain Cristiano Ronaldo as they fell to a surprise defeat in a friendly at home to the Cape Verde Islands.

Portugal are top of their qualifying group for Euro 2016 but rested Ronaldo against the African side, who are ranked 38th in the world.

Odair Fortes put Cape Verde ahead before Admilson Gege doubled their lead after the break.

The hosts also had defender Andre Pinto sent off after an hour.

Cape Verde - eliminated at the group stage of this year's Africa Cup of Nations - are sandwiched between Wales and Scotland in Fifa's world rankings.

The Islands are situated in the Atlantic Ocean, roughly 400 miles west of Senegal in west Africa.

Line-ups

Portugal

  • 1Lopes
  • 21SoaresSubstituted forAfonso Fernandesat 66'minutes
  • 4Rodrigues de OliveiraBooked at 5mins
  • 3PintoBooked at 60mins
  • 5Antunes
  • 18Adrien SilvaSubstituted forBras Andréat 66'minutes
  • 15André GomesSubstituted forAlmeidaat 80'minutes
  • 8Bernardo SilvaSubstituted forDaniloat 62'minutes
  • 16João MárioSubstituted forAlves Monteiroat 45'minutes
  • 11Vieirinha
  • 9Hugo AlmeidaSubstituted forÉderat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Almeida
  • 6Danilo
  • 7Cavaleiro
  • 10Afonso Fernandes
  • 12Ventura Ferreira Moura Guedes
  • 13Baia Pinto
  • 14Bras André
  • 17Alves Monteiro
  • 19Lucas João
  • 20Da Rocha Fonte
  • 22Coentrão Marafona
  • 23Éder

Cape Verde

  • 1Vozinha
  • 2Fortes
  • 14Estaline Dias BarrosSubstituted forFortesat 45'minutes
  • 3Varela MonteiroSubstituted forLimaat 72'minutes
  • 18Freitas Santos
  • 15Monteiro
  • 4Monteiro SemedoBooked at 68mins
  • 13Almada SoaresSubstituted forMonteiro Macedo Babancoat 63'minutes
  • 7FortesSubstituted forMendes Rodriguesat 80'minutes
  • 19TavaresSubstituted forPires Gomesat 81'minutes
  • 10Almeida RamosSubstituted forMendes da Graçaat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Monteiro Macedo Babanco
  • 9Pires Gomes
  • 11Mendes Rodrigues
  • 12Sousa
  • 16Rmario
  • 17Lima
  • 20Mendes da Graça
  • 22Fortes
  • 23Soares Tavares
Referee:
Ovidiu Hategan
Attendance:
3,500

Match Stats

Home TeamPortugalAway TeamCape Verde
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home14
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Portugal 0, Cape Verde Islands 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portugal 0, Cape Verde Islands 2.

Foul by André Almeida (Portugal).

Babanco (Cape Verde Islands) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Ukra (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by André Almeida.

Eder (Portugal) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jeffry Fortes (Cape Verde Islands).

Vieirinha (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nuno Rocha (Cape Verde Islands).

Vitorino Antunes (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rodrigues (Cape Verde Islands).

André André (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ricardo (Cape Verde Islands).

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Jeffry Fortes.

Attempt missed. Vieirinha (Portugal) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Danilo Pereira with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Jeffry Fortes.

Ukra (Portugal) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jeffry Fortes (Cape Verde Islands).

Attempt missed. André André (Portugal) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Vitorino Antunes with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Cape Verde Islands. Ricardo replaces Júlio Tavares.

Substitution

Substitution, Cape Verde Islands. Ryan Mendes replaces Héldon.

Substitution

Substitution, Cape Verde Islands. Rodrigues replaces Odaïr Fortes.

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. André Almeida replaces André Gomes.

André Gomes (Portugal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sérgio Semedo (Cape Verde Islands).

Vitorino Antunes (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Babanco (Cape Verde Islands).

Substitution

Substitution, Cape Verde Islands. Calú replaces Toni Varela.

Foul by André André (Portugal).

Nuno Rocha (Cape Verde Islands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Steven Fortes.

Ukra (Portugal) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Babanco (Cape Verde Islands).

Booking

Sérgio Semedo (Cape Verde Islands) is shown the yellow card.

Ukra (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sérgio Semedo (Cape Verde Islands).

Foul by André André (Portugal).

Héldon (Cape Verde Islands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. Pizzi replaces Cédric Soares.

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. André André replaces Adrien Silva.

goal

Top Stories