• FT

    Hungary

    1

    Bosnia-Herz

    0

  • FT

    Scotland

    3

    Lithuania

    1

  • FT

    Georgia

    1

    Ukraine

    1

  • FT

    Luxembourg

    0

    Slovenia

    3

  • FT

    Russia

    3

    Macedonia

    0

  • FT

    Belarus

    1

    Romania

    3

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    England

    3

    Israel

    0

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    Latvia

    1

    N Ireland

    0

  • FT

    Malta

    2

    Turkey

    2

  • FT

    Moldova

    0

    Norway

    1

  • FT

    San Marino

    0

    Czech Rep

    3

  • FT

    Serbia

    0

    Finland

    0

  • FT

    Croatia

    2

    Estonia

    0

  • FT

    Netherlands

    2

    Bulgaria

    0

  • FT

    Slovakia

    2

    Rep of Ire

    2

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    Sweden

    0

    Denmark

    0

  • FT

    Wales

    0

    Germany

    2

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    Italy

    0

    France

    0

  • FT

    Iceland

    1

    Spain

    1

  • FT

    Portugal

    2

    Poland

    2

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING

Referee: Roberto Rosetti | Attendance: 48000

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Portugal

  • Maniche 50'
  • Cristiano Ronaldo 73'

2 - 2

FT

Poland

  • Mariusz Lewandowski 44'
  • Jacek Krzynowek 88'

Portugal 2-2 Poland: Last-gasp Poles

LISBON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - A blunder by goalkeeper Ricardo Pereira cost Portugal two points, earning Poland a 2-2 draw in a Euro 2008 Group A qualifier on Saturday.

'That is the way soccer is. There is no explanation,' said

Portugal coach Luiz Filipe Scolari.

Portugal put Poland under pressure but squandered several

chances to score in the first half including a 25-metre shot

from Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo that hit the

bar.

The leaders of Group A, who adopted a defensive game, went

ahead two minutes before the break with a goal by Mariusz

Lewandowski after Ricardo parried a first attempt by Jakub

Blaszczykowski.

Portugal upped the tempo in the the second half and

midfielder Maniche equalised four minutes after the break.

Cristiano put Portugal in front with the second goal after

73 minutes following a cross from the right by substitute

Ricardo Quaresma. But Poland equalised when Ricardo failed to

hold a long range shot from Krzysztof Lagiewka and it bounced

off the post and his back into the net.

'We had seven or eight players behind the ball but it hit

Ricardo's back. We were a little unlucky,' said Scolari.

'Poland is a team of quality and played with nine players

behind the ball making it difficult to create opportunities. My

players only did what was possible,' Scolari added.

Scoring Summary

  • Portugal
  • Poland

Match Stats

  • Portugal
  • Poland
18(5) Shots (on goal) 11(6)
15 Fouls 13
5 Corner kicks 1
5 Offsides 0
63% Time of Possession 37%
0 Yellow Cards 4
0 Red Cards 0
6 Saves 6

Teams

  • Portugal
  • Poland
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