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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
  • 21Cédric SoaresSubstituted forAfonso Fernandesat 66'minutes
  • 4Rodrigues de OliveiraBooked at 5mins
  • 3Almeida PintoBooked at 60mins
  • 5Pacheco Antunes
  • 18Adrien SilvaSubstituted forBrás Andréat 66'minutes
  • 15André GomesSubstituted forMagalhães de Almeidaat 80'minutes
  • 8Bernardo SilvaSubstituted forDaniloat 62'minutes
  • 16João MárioSubstituted forAlves Monteiroat 45'minutes
  • 11Vieira de Freitas
  • 9Pereira de AlmeidaSubstituted forMacedo Lopesat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Magalhães de Almeida
  • 6Danilo
  • 7Cavaleiro
  • 10Afonso Fernandes
  • 12Ferreira Moura Guedes
  • 13Baía Pinto
  • 14Brás André
  • 17Alves Monteiro
  • 19Lucas João
  • 20Fonte
  • 22Coentrão Marafona
  • 23Macedo Lopes

Cape Verde

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

Substitutes

  • 5Monteiro Macedo Babanco
  • 8Fortes Oliveira
  • 9Pires Gomes
  • 11Mendes Rodrigues
  • 12Sousa
  • 16Cruz Rosário
  • 17Silva Lima
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portugal 0, Cape Verde Islands 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by André Almeida (Portugal).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jeffry Fortes (Cape Verde Islands).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Nuno Rocha (Cape Verde Islands).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Rodrigues (Cape Verde Islands).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ricardo (Cape Verde Islands).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Jeffry Fortes.

  15. Post update

    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.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Jeffry Fortes.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jeffry Fortes (Cape Verde Islands).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Cape Verde Islands. Ricardo replaces Júlio Tavares.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 31st March 2015

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