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Portugal 0-1 Bulgaria

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo is Portugal's all-time leading scorer with 55 goals

Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty for the second successive game as Portugal lost at home to Bulgaria in a friendly.

Marcelinho marked his debut by giving the visitors the lead in the first half, poking home from close range.

Portugal dominated from then on but were frustrated by stout Bulgarian defending in Leiria.

Ronaldo, who missed from the spot for Real Madrid against Sevilla on Sunday, saw his second-half penalty saved after Nikolay Bodurov's handball.

Ronaldo's spot-kick failure was not damaging for Real as his club side beat Sevilla 4-0 in La Liga but it did prove costly for his country as Portugal could not find a breakthrough despite having 30 shots on goal.

Line-ups

Portugal

  • 12Lopes
  • 11Vieirinha
  • 3Pepe
  • 2Bruno Alves
  • 19EliseuSubstituted forÉderat 81'minutes
  • 16João MárioSubstituted forDaniloat 74'minutes
  • 14CarvalhoSubstituted forRenato Sanchesat 74'minutes
  • 23Adrien SilvaSubstituted forDannyat 65'minutes
  • 18Rafa SilvaSubstituted forQuaresmaat 65'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 17NaniSubstituted forGuerreiroat 82'minutes
  • 7Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 1Rui Patrício
  • 4Fonte
  • 5Guerreiro
  • 8Bernardo Silva
  • 9Éder
  • 10Danny
  • 13Danilo
  • 15André Gomes
  • 20Quaresma
  • 21Soares
  • 22Eduardo
  • 24Renato Sanches

Bulgaria

  • 12StoyanovBooked at 90mins
  • 2PopovBooked at 21minsSubstituted forBozhikovat 89'minutes
  • 3Aleksandrov
  • 5Bodurov
  • 20Milanov
  • 21Dyakov
  • 18Chochev
  • 7AleksandrovSubstituted forSlavchevat 65'minutesSubstituted forTerzievat 90+2'minutes
  • 10PopovSubstituted forDelevat 90+5'minutes
  • 11MarcelinhoBooked at 66minsSubstituted forTonevat 84'minutes
  • 8Rangelov

Substitutes

  • 1Mitrev
  • 4Terziev
  • 6Slavchev
  • 9Delev
  • 13Makendzhiev
  • 14Malinov
  • 15Bozhikov
  • 16Ivanov
  • 17Nedyalkov
  • 22Karabelyov
  • 23Tasev
  • 24Tonev
Referee:
Carlos Clos Gómez

Match Stats

Home TeamPortugalAway TeamBulgaria
Possession
Home68%
Away32%
Shots
Home32
Away4
Shots on Target
Home11
Away2
Corners
Home19
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Portugal 0, Bulgaria 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portugal 0, Bulgaria 1.

Booking

Vladislav Stoyanov (Bulgaria) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Bulgaria. Spas Delev replaces Ivelin Popov.

Substitution

Substitution, Bulgaria. Georgi Terziev replaces Simeon Slavchev because of an injury.

Booking

Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal).

Vasil Bozhikov (Bulgaria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bulgaria. Vasil Bozhikov replaces Strahil Popov.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Zhivko Milanov (Bulgaria).

Attempt missed. Aleksandar Tonev (Bulgaria) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Simeon Slavchev (Bulgaria) because of an injury.

Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal).

Simeon Slavchev (Bulgaria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Vladislav Stoyanov.

Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ricardo Quaresma with a cross.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Ivelin Popov.

Substitution

Substitution, Bulgaria. Aleksandar Tonev replaces Marcelinho.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Simeon Slavchev.

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. Raphael Guerreiro replaces Nani.

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. Eder replaces Eliseu.

Attempt missed. Nani (Portugal) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Eliseu with a cross.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Simeon Slavchev.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Strahil Popov.

Hand ball by Vieirinha (Portugal).

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

Foul by Dimitar Rangelov (Bulgaria).

Corner, Bulgaria. Conceded by Pepe.

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. Danilo Pereira replaces João Mário.

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. Renato Sanches replaces William Carvalho.

Offside, Portugal. William Carvalho tries a through ball, but Cristiano Ronaldo is caught offside.

Offside, Portugal. Vieirinha tries a through ball, but Ricardo Quaresma is caught offside.

Foul by Bruno Alves (Portugal).

Dimitar Rangelov (Bulgaria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Nani (Portugal) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nikolay Bodurov (Bulgaria).

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

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Friday 25th March 2016

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