World Cup Qualifying - European - Group A
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Portugal 1-0 Azerbaijan: Own goal gives Portugal victory

Maksim Medvedev concedes an unfortunate own goal against Portugal
Portugal took the lead through an own goal just before half time

Reigning European champions Portugal made a winning start to their World Cup qualifying campaign as they edged a stubborn Azerbaijan.

Maksim Medvedev's unfortunate own goal proved the difference when a punched clearance by goalkeeper Shahrudin Mahammadaliyev hit the defender and deflected into his own net.

Cristiano Ronaldo failed to score on a frustrating night for him.

The Juventus forward went closest when his overhead kick went over the bar.

He also saw a free-kick deflected wide and a strong shot kept out by Mahammadaliyev as he looked to add to his international tally.

Ronaldo is seven behind all-time leading international scorer Ali Daei, who has 109 goals.

Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes and Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix were also denied by the excellent Mahammadaliyev.

Line-ups

Portugal

Formation 4-3-3

  • 12Lopes
  • 20Cancelo
  • 3Coutinho Meneses Duarte
  • 4Rúben Dias
  • 5Tavares Mendes
  • 10Bernardo SilvaSubstituted forOliveiraat 88'minutes
  • 8João MoutinhoSubstituted forBruno Fernandesat 45'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 18NevesSubstituted forAlves Palhinha Gonçalvesat 88'minutes
  • 19NetoSubstituted forFerreira Silvaat 63'minutes
  • 9André SilvaSubstituted forSequeiraat 75'minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 1Malheiro de Sá
  • 2Novo Neto
  • 6José Fonte
  • 11Bruno Fernandes
  • 13Alves Palhinha Gonçalves
  • 14Oliveira
  • 15Ferreira Silva
  • 16Renato Sanches
  • 17Jota
  • 21Cédric Soares
  • 22Dantas da Silva
  • 23Sequeira

Azerbaijan

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 12Mahammadaliyev
  • 5Medvedev
  • 15Huseynov
  • 14Badalov
  • 18Krivotsyuk
  • 13HuseynovSubstituted forNurievat 45'minutes
  • 6MustafayevSubstituted forIbrahimliat 45'minutes
  • 8MahmudovSubstituted forIsaevat 85'minutes
  • 3Salahli
  • 10EmreliBooked at 52minsSubstituted forAlasgarovat 85'minutes
  • 9GhorbaniSubstituted forSeydaevat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Balayev
  • 2Taskin
  • 4Mustafazade
  • 7Nuriev
  • 11Seydaev
  • 16Isaev
  • 17Jafarguliyev
  • 19Xalilzade
  • 20Ibrahimli
  • 21Alasgarov
  • 22Yunanov
  • 23Dzhenetov
Referee:
Daniel Siebert

Match Stats

Home TeamPortugalAway TeamAzerbaijan
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home29
Away4
Shots on Target
Home14
Away0
Corners
Home10
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portugal 1, Azerbaijan 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portugal 1, Azerbaijan 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Anatolii Nuriev (Azerbaijan).

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. João Félix (Portugal) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Portugal. Sérgio Oliveira replaces Bernardo Silva.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Portugal. João Palhinha replaces Rúben Neves.

  8. Post update

    Hand ball by João Félix (Portugal).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rúben Dias (Portugal) with an attempt from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes with a cross following a corner.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Sahruddin Mahammadaliyev.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Azerbaijan. Namiq Alasgarov replaces Mahir Emreli.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Azerbaijan. Ramil Seydaev replaces Ali Ghorbani.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Azerbaijan. Aleksey Isaev replaces Emin Mahmudov.

  15. Post update

    Bruno Fernandes (Portugal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ismayil Ibrahimli (Azerbaijan).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Bernardo Silva (Portugal).

  18. Post update

    Anton Krivotsyuk (Azerbaijan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bruno Fernandes (Portugal) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the top left corner.

  20. Booking

    Bruno Fernandes (Portugal) is shown the yellow card.

As It Stood

A

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2Portugal11001013
3Luxembourg00000000
4R. of Ireland100123-10
5Azerbaijan100101-10

B

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C

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D

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3Ukraine10101101
4France10101101
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E

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4Wales100113-20
5Estonia100126-40

F

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G

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2Turkey11004223
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4Latvia100112-10
5Netherlands100124-20
6Gibraltar100103-30

H

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2Slovenia11001013
3Slovakia10100001
4Cyprus10100001
5Croatia100101-10
6Malta100113-20

I

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J

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