Portugal rested Cristiano Ronaldo and still overcame new-look Italy 1-0 in their opening Nations League match on Monday, giving visiting coach Roberto Mancini plenty to think about
Forward Andre Silva scored three minutes after halftime in the League A Group 3 game to give the Portuguese their first win over Italy in a competitive match since 1957.
Mancini, in only his second competitive match in charge, made nine changes to the team which started Friday's 1-1 draw at home to Poland, but his side...
Portugal defender Pepe said he was thrilled to score a goal in the 1-1 draw against Croatia, his 100th appearance, on Thursday.
Pepe headed home Pizzi's cross for the 32nd-minute equaliser -- his seventh international goal and his second in two games after he scored in the 2-1 defeat to Uruguay in the round of 16 of the World Cup
"I'm very happy," Pepe told O Jogo after the game. "I appreciate the opportunity I have been given to represent Portugal. It means a lot. I try to enjoy every moment."