• FT

    Faroe Island

    0

    Lithuania

    1

  • FT

    Wales

    1

    Slovakia

    5

  • FT

    Kazakhstan

    0

    Poland

    1

  • FT

    Russia

    1

    Israel

    1

  • FT

    Czech Rep

    7

    San Marino

    0

  • FT

    Armenia

    0

    Finland

    0

  • FT

    England

    0

    Macedonia

    0

  • FT

    Moldova

    2

    Bosnia-Herz

    2

  • FT

    Scotland

    1

    France

    0

  • FT

    Cyprus

    5

    Rep of Ire

    2

  • FT

    Romania

    3

    Belarus

    1

  • FT

    Hungary

    0

    Turkey

    1

  • FT

    Bulgaria

    1

    Netherlands

    1

  • FT

    Denmark

    0

    N Ireland

    0

  • FT

    Latvia

    4

    Iceland

    0

  • FT

    Sweden

    2

    Spain

    0

  • FT

    Croatia

    7

    Andorra

    0

  • FT

    Serbia

    1

    Belgium

    0

  • FT

    Greece

    1

    Norway

    0

  • FT

    Slovenia

    2

    Luxembourg

    0

  • FT

    Italy

    2

    Ukraine

    0

  • FT

    Portugal

    3

    Azerbaijan

    0

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING

Referee: M Halsey | Attendance: 20000

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Portugal

  • Cristiano Ronaldo 25'
  • Ricardo Carvalho 31'
  • Cristiano Ronaldo 63'

3 - 0

FT

Portugal 3-0 Azerbaijan: Ronaldo at the double

OPORTO, Portugal, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Winger Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Portugal beat Azerbaijan 3-0 in their Euro 2008 Group A qualifier on Saturday.

It was Portugal's first win in two qualifiers following a

1-1 draw in Finland last month. They meet Poland away on

Wednesday.

Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari told RTP television he

had not expected the game to be easy, adding 'we had to shoot,

to experiment, to shoot from outside he area.

'We have a team which knows the routine, which has played

together for a long time. Time is helping us,' Scolari said.

Ronaldo opened the scoring after 25 minutes when he gave

goalkeeper Farhad Veliyev no chance with a shot inside the box

from a pass by playmaker Deco.

Defender Ricardo Carvalho doubled the lead when he shot home

after Ronaldo's free kick had been parried by Veliyev after half

an hour.

The Manchester United player scored his second and

Portugal's third after 63 minutes when he headed in a cross from

the right by Simao Sabrosa.

Looking ahead to Wednesday, Ronaldo said: 'We have a very

difficult game against Poland, I hope we will be in form.'

In the last minute, substitute Vagif Javadov had a good

chance to score a consolation goal but his shot was saved by

goalkeeper Ricardo Pereira.

Scoring Summary

  • Portugal
  • Azerbaijan
 

Match Stats

  • Portugal
  • Azerbaijan
0(0) Shots (on goal) 0(0)
0 Fouls 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Offsides 0
0% Time of Possession 0%
2 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
0 Saves 0

Teams

  • Portugal
  • Azerbaijan
Substitutes
Substitutions
Caneira for Nuno Valente (45')
Tiago for Maniche (64')
Nani for Cristiano Ronaldo (73')
Yellow Cards