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Ronaldo & Silva Keep Portugal's WC Hopes Alive

2018 World Cup Qualifier Report: Andorra v Portugal 07 October 2017

By SL International - Oct 07, 2017 10:43 PM

2018 World Cup Qualifier 

Result: Andorra 0-2 Portugal 

Date: 07 October 2017

Venue: Estadi Nacional d'Andorra

Cristiano Ronaldo was among the goals as Portugal recorded a 2-0 win over Andorra in their 2018 World Cup qualifier on Saturday evening.

Real Madrid superstar Ronaldo surprisingly started on the bench for the European champions.

Fernando Santos' troops started the brighter of the two teams, with Pepe going close to opening the scoring in the eighth minute with a long range effort.

Bernardo Silva had an opportunity to open the scoring for the visitors in the 24th minute, but his shot from just outside the box sailed over the bar.

Seleção were attacking mainly on the wings, with the hosts holding a tight defensive line.

Ricardo Quaresma gave Portugal the creative thrust up field but Koldo Álvarez's charges held firm to send the match into the halftime break goalless.

Ten minutes into the second half, there were still no clear-cut opportunities as the hosts cancelled out Fernando Santos' charges in the middle of the park.

Cristiano Ronaldo broke the deadlock for the European champions in the 63rd minute with a poked shot from close range.

Silva almost made it 2-0 in the 77th minute after pouncing on a rebound on the edge of the box, but his curling shot missed narrowly wide.

Andre Silva sealed the win four minutes before time with a close range finish after being setup by Danilo with a header inside the box, 2-0.

 


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Mzi4Pool Joined: 09 Mar 2015
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Mzi4Pool Oct 08, 2017 12:18 PM
Cowditor wake up and update us the record he has broken this time around
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Mzi4Pool Oct 08, 2017 12:16 PM
Ronaldo is also a midfielder
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Prakazel won't die Oct 08, 2017 10:11 AM
Give CR7 bolivia friendly in Bolivia
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Phunyuka fede Oct 08, 2017 10:07 AM
I wonder which record he's broken now...every touch is a record breaker these days
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Flipping lyf Oct 08, 2017 09:53 AM
To hate cr7 i guarantee u 100% stress and to admier king guarantee u stress free "hahahaaaaaa!!!" hit'em hard king of football
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Paul.01 Oct 08, 2017 09:28 AM
ok
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cphawandi Oct 08, 2017 09:18 AM
Messi is not a target man he is a playmaker
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Lmn Oct 08, 2017 07:57 AM
@Gusheshe92 Messi is a Centre forward papa
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alizebucs1986 Oct 08, 2017 07:57 AM
@Gusheshe92 we are not Comparing CR7 to One Team Cow,all we are Saying is Ronaldo is Simply the Best
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jujunation4lyf Oct 08, 2017 07:10 AM
King cr7!
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Gusheshe92 Oct 08, 2017 06:58 AM
don't compare Messi & Penaldo cos messi is a midfielder Penaldo is a target man
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Myaka weliPhefeni Oct 08, 2017 06:15 AM
Jst imagine a world cup without Ronaldo
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spanish laligabbva Oct 08, 2017 06:12 AM
Cr7
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No duaf in Rassia
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jinks Oct 07, 2017 11:41 PM
The REAL king himself KING Cr7.He rules everywhere at club and national.he is the best player ever.Even when he is on the bench he knows how to encourage those playing.it is wat makes a complete player.
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keabetswe C Oct 07, 2017 11:22 PM
the world's finest
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Flipping lyf Oct 07, 2017 11:06 PM
That why i call him the best player in the world coz he alwys in top of da game both club and national
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cr.Mthizo Oct 07, 2017 10:54 PM
The times has changed and his opponents changed too but he remains the best above all even now......starting on the bench then goal after some times. ......he is indeed a god of football

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