International Friendlies

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.



Formation 4-4-2

  • 12Lopes
  • 11Vieira de Freitas
  • 3Pepe
  • 2Bruno Alves
  • 19EliseuSubstituted forMacedo Lopesat 81'minutes
  • 16João MárioSubstituted forDaniloat 74'minutes
  • 14William CarvalhoSubstituted forRenato Sanchesat 74'minutes
  • 23Adrien SilvaSubstituted forAlves Gomesat 65'minutes
  • 18Ferreira SilvaSubstituted forRicardo Quaresmaat 65'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 17Almeida da CunhaSubstituted forGuerreiroat 82'minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo


  • 1Rui Patrício
  • 4José Fonte
  • 5Guerreiro
  • 8Bernardo Silva
  • 9Macedo Lopes
  • 10Alves Gomes
  • 13Danilo
  • 15André Gomes
  • 20Ricardo Quaresma
  • 21Cédric Soares
  • 22Dos Reis Carvalho
  • 24Renato Sanches


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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
  • 11Nascimento da CostaBooked at 66minsSubstituted forTonevat 84'minutes
  • 8Rangelov


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

Match Stats

Home TeamPortugalAway TeamBulgaria
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portugal 0, Bulgaria 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portugal 0, Bulgaria 1.

  3. Booking

    Vladislav Stoyanov (Bulgaria) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Bulgaria. Spas Delev replaces Ivelin Popov.

  5. Substitution

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

  6. Booking

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Bulgaria. Vasil Bozhikov replaces Strahil Popov.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Zhivko Milanov (Bulgaria).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Vladislav Stoyanov.

  18. Post update

    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.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Ivelin Popov.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Bulgaria. Aleksandar Tonev replaces Marcelinho.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

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