European Championship Qualifying - Group I
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Portugal become seventh team to seal Euro 2016 qualification

Portugal
Portugal joined Northern Ireland in reaching Euro 2016 on Thursday

Portugal have qualified for Euro 2016 after a Joao Moutinho goal was enough to beat Denmark.

The Group I winners could be joined by the second-placed Danes or third-placed Albania, who are a point behind them.

Albania missed the chance to qualify when they lost 2-0 at home to Serbia on Thursday, almost one year after the reverse fixture was abandoned.

However, a win over bottom-team Armenia on Sunday will be enough as Denmark have played all their games.

Who has already qualified for Euro 2016?
Hosts: France
Other qualified teams: Austria, Czech Republic, England, Iceland, Northern Ireland, Portugal

Albanian fans had been banned from attending last year's qualifier because of a turbulent relationship between the two Balkan nations.

But when a nationalist Albanian banner was flown above the pitch and caught by a Serbian player, it sparked clashes involving players and fans on the Partizan Stadium pitch in Serbia's capital, Belgrade.

The game in Albania was played in front of a vociferous but well-behaved 13,000-strong crowd, Serbia and Manchester City left-back Aleksandar Kolarov and forward Adem Ljajic scored stoppage-time goals for the visitors.

Portugal and Northern Ireland sealed their route to France 2016 on Thursday, joining the hosts, and already qualified teams Austria, Czech Republic, England and Iceland.

Line-ups

Portugal

  • 1Rui PatrícioBooked at 82mins
  • 21Soares
  • 6Carvalho
  • 2Bruno Alves
  • 5Fábio Coentrão
  • 13DaniloBooked at 89mins
  • 19Tiago
  • 15Bernardo SilvaSubstituted forDannyat 76'minutes
  • 8João MoutinhoSubstituted forFonteat 90+1'minutes
  • 17NaniSubstituted forQuaresmaat 82'minutes
  • 7Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 3Neto
  • 4Miguel Veloso
  • 9Éder
  • 10Danny
  • 11Brás André
  • 12Eduardo
  • 14Fonte
  • 16João Mário
  • 18Eliseu
  • 20Quaresma
  • 22Ferreira Moura Guedes
  • 23Cabral Semedo

Denmark

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 6Jacobsen
  • 3Kjaer
  • 4Agger
  • 5Durmisi
  • 2WassBooked at 68minsSubstituted forJorgensenat 69'minutes
  • 23HojbjergBooked at 25minsSubstituted forKvistat 45'minutes
  • 8Braithwaite
  • 10EriksenBooked at 43minsSubstituted forPoulsenat 82'minutes
  • 9Krohn-Dehli
  • 11Bendtner

Substitutes

  • 7Kvist
  • 12Vestergaard
  • 13Kahlenberg
  • 14Sviatchenko
  • 15Poulsen
  • 16Andersen
  • 17Rasmussen
  • 18Poulsen
  • 19Jorgensen
  • 20Poulsen
  • 21Sisto
  • 22Lössl
Referee:
Mark Clattenburg
Attendance:
29,860

Match Stats

Home TeamPortugalAway TeamDenmark
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Portugal 1, Denmark 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portugal 1, Denmark 0.

Offside, Denmark. William Kvist tries a through ball, but Nicklas Bendtner is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Nicolai Jørgensen (Denmark) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Krohn-Dehli with a cross.

Attempt saved. Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tiago.

Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ricardo Quaresma.

Corner, Denmark. Conceded by Rui Patrício.

Attempt saved. Daniel Agger (Denmark) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. Jose Fonte replaces João Moutinho.

Corner, Denmark. Conceded by Rui Patrício.

Attempt missed. Yussuf Poulsen (Denmark) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Michael Krohn-Dehli with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Danilo Pereira (Portugal) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Daniel Agger (Denmark) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danilo Pereira (Portugal).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) because of an injury.

Foul by Martin Braithwaite (Denmark).

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

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Simon Kjaer (Denmark).

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

Foul by Nicolai Jørgensen (Denmark).

Booking

Rui Patrício (Portugal) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. Ricardo Quaresma replaces Nani.

Substitution

Substitution, Denmark. Yussuf Poulsen replaces Christian Eriksen.

Attempt missed. Nicklas Bendtner (Denmark) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Christian Eriksen with a cross.

Offside, Portugal. Rui Patrício tries a through ball, but Nani is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. Danny replaces Bernardo Silva.

Attempt saved. William Kvist (Denmark) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Riza Durmisi.

Attempt missed. Bernardo Silva (Portugal) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Tiago.

Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal).

Simon Kjaer (Denmark) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Denmark. Nicolai Jørgensen replaces Daniel Wass.

Booking

Daniel Wass (Denmark) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Daniel Wass (Denmark).

Goal!

Goal! Portugal 1, Denmark 0. João Moutinho (Portugal) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Nicklas Bendtner.

Attempt blocked. Tiago (Portugal) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nani with a cross.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Thursday 8th October 2015

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As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Iceland86111531219
2Czech Rep86111610619
3Turkey8332119212
4Netherlands83141310310
5Latvia8044416-124
6Kazakhstan8026516-112

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wales853092718
2Belgium85211731417
3Israel8413149513
4Bos-Herze83231210211
5Cyprus83051213-19
6Andorra8008330-270

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain87011831521
2Slovakia8611135819
3Ukraine8512123916
4Belarus8215714-77
5Luxembourg8116419-154
6Macedonia8107616-103

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany96122281419
2Poland95313192218
3R. of Ireland95311851318
4Scotland93331612412
5Georgia9306914-59
6Gibraltar9009250-480

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England88002632324
2Switzerland8503168815
3Slovenia84041510512
4Estonia831446-210
5Lithuania8305614-89
6San Marino8017127-261

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northern Ireland9621157820
2Romania945082617
3Hungary944185316
4Finland932489-111
5Faroe Islands9207614-86
6Greece9036311-83

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Austria87101631322
2Russia84221741314
3Sweden8332119212
4Montenegro832388011
5Liechtenstein8125221-195
6Moldova8026312-92

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy8530115618
2Norway8512108216
3Croatia84311651114
4Bulgaria822479-28
5Azerbaijan8134613-76
6Malta8026313-102

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portugal760194518
2Denmark833285312
3Albania732275211
4Serbia7214711-44
5Armenia7025511-62
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