International Friendlies

Portugal 2-1 Belgium

Portugal celebrate
Portugal and Belgium are preparing for Euro 2016 having both qualified for the summer's championship

Belgium suffered defeat in their first game since the Brussels attacks as Cristiano Ronaldo ended a run of four internationals without a goal.

Portugal took control when Nani finished confidently midway through the half after getting behind the defence.

Ronaldo's glancing header doubled the lead in Leiria, which staged the game after it was moved from Belgium amid security fears.

Romelu Lukaku headed home a cross from brother Jordan but Portugal held on.

Take a look at how football paid tribute to Brussels victims

The visitors wore T-shirts during the warm-up that carried the message "in memory of all victims".

Ronaldo and Courtois
Belgium and Portugal players stood side by side before kick-off in a show of solidarity

Portugal - who are grouped with Iceland, Hungary and Austria at Euro 2016 - were inspired by the elusive Ronaldo, who teased Belgium with his trickery and pace.

Both countries will now play three more friendlies before Euro 2016.

Belgium, who were unbeaten in five matches before kick-off, face Switzerland, Norway and Finland in the space of eight days, while Portugal meet Norway, England and Estonia.

Nani celebrates
Nani finished his chance smartly and performed his trademark acrobatic celebration



Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Rui Patrício
  • 21Cédric Soares
  • 3Pepe
  • 4José Fonte
  • 5Guerreiro
  • 15André GomesSubstituted forWilliam Carvalhoat 74'minutes
  • 23Adrien SilvaSubstituted forRenato Sanchesat 45'minutes
  • 13DaniloBooked at 85minsSubstituted forAlves Gomesat 87'minutes
  • 16João MárioSubstituted forBernardo Silvaat 45'minutes
  • 17Almeida da CunhaSubstituted forMacedo Lopesat 61'minutes
  • 7Cristiano RonaldoSubstituted forRicardo Quaresmaat 61'minutes


  • 2Bruno Alves
  • 6Carvalho
  • 8Bernardo Silva
  • 9Macedo Lopes
  • 10Alves Gomes
  • 11Vieira de Freitas
  • 12Lopes
  • 14William Carvalho
  • 18Ferreira Silva
  • 19Eliseu
  • 20Ricardo Quaresma
  • 22Dos Reis Carvalho
  • 24Renato Sanches


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Courtois
  • 7GilletSubstituted forJ Lukakuat 59'minutes
  • 15DenayerSubstituted forBoyataat 86'minutes
  • 3Lombaerts
  • 23Vermaelen
  • 18Nainggolan
  • 6Witsel
  • 14MertensSubstituted forBatshuayiat 67'minutes
  • 8FellainiSubstituted forDembéléat 80'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 22Chadli
  • 10Lukaku


  • 4Boyata
  • 5J Lukaku
  • 9Batshuayi
  • 11Mirallas
  • 12Mignolet
  • 13Gillet
  • 16Engels
  • 19Dembélé
  • 21T Hazard
Stephan Klossner

Match Stats

Home TeamPortugalAway TeamBelgium
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portugal 2, Belgium 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portugal 2, Belgium 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Portugal. Danny replaces Danilo Pereira.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Belgium. Dedryck Boyata replaces Jason Denayer.

  5. Booking

    Mousa Dembélé (Belgium) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Booking

    Danilo Pereira (Portugal) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Mousa Dembélé (Belgium) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Danilo Pereira (Portugal).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Cédric Soares.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Belgium. Conceded by Pepe.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Radja Nainggolan (Belgium) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Axel Witsel.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Belgium. Mousa Dembélé replaces Marouane Fellaini.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Raphael Guerreiro (Portugal) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Danilo Pereira.

  14. Post update

    Hand ball by Marouane Fellaini (Belgium).

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Renato Sanches.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Portugal. William Carvalho replaces André Gomes.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Raphael Guerreiro (Portugal) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Thomas Vermaelen (Belgium).

  19. Post update

    Bernardo Silva (Portugal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Axel Witsel (Belgium) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

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