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Portugal Shoot Blanks Without Ronaldo

Portugal, minus the services of skipper Cristiano Ronaldo, played out to an unentertaining 0-0 stalemate against Greece at the Estadio Nacional on Saturday.

Portugal started the game brightly with Nani breaking down the left in the first minute before swinging in a dangerous cross, but Eder’s header was well saved by Karnezis in the Greek goal.

Five minutes later and the Portuguese had another chance to break the deadlock this time Velosa’s corner was met by Alves but once more the Greek goalkeeper was on hand to deny an opening and tipped the ball out for a corner.

The rest of the first-half was devoid of anything special as Portugal dominated possession but were closed down by the Greeks.

Velosa did let fly from 25-yards in the final 10 minnutes of the half, but the midfielders effort went way over the crossbar leaving the game deadlocked at 0-0 going into the half-time interval.

Alves came close once more in the 57th minute after doing well to meet another Velosa corner but again he could not get the ball on target.

Greece struggled to create much but they did cause a few problems for Portugal when Holebas whipped in a dangerous corner with Beto having to be on hand to punch the ball to safety in the 78th minute.

The visitors ended the game the strongest of the two but neither side could find a goal and the game ended in a stalemate. 

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