• FT

    Slovakia

    7

    San Marino

    0

  • FT

    England

    3

    Estonia

    0

  • FT

    Scotland

    3

    Ukraine

    1

  • FT

    Hungary

    2

    Malta

    0

  • FT

    Armenia

    0

    Serbia

    0

  • FT

    Belarus

    0

    Luxembourg

    1

  • FT

    Faroe Island

    0

    France

    6

  • FT

    Azerbaijan

    0

    Portugal

    2

  • FT

    Iceland

    2

    Latvia

    4

  • FT

    Cyprus

    3

    Wales

    1

  • FT

    Liechtenstei

    0

    Sweden

    3

  • FT

    Romania

    1

    Netherlands

    0

  • FT

    Denmark

    1

    Spain

    3

  • FT

    Moldova

    1

    Turkey

    1

  • FT

    Croatia

    1

    Israel

    0

  • FT

    Greece

    3

    Bosnia-Herz

    2

  • FT

    Poland

    3

    Kazakhstan

    1

  • FT

    Slovenia

    0

    Albania

    0

  • FT

    Belgium

    0

    Finland

    0

  • FT

    Rep of Ire

    0

    Germany

    0

  • FT

    Italy

    2

    Georgia

    0

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING

Tofik Bakhramov, Baku

Referee: Ivan Bebek | Attendance: 30000

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0 - 2

FT

Portugal

  • Bruno Alves 12'
  • Hugo Almeida 45'

Azerbaijan 0-2 Portugal: First win in four

AKU, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Portugal kept alive their hopes of

qualifying for the Euro 2008 finals after two first-half goals

gave them a 2-0 victory over 10-man Azerbaijan in their Group A

qualifier on Saturday.

Dominant Portugal started brightly and defender Bruno Alves

opened the scoring after 12 minutes with a glancing header

following a corner from Deco.

Azerbaijan were reduced to 10 men on 28 minutes when captain

Aslan Karimov was sent-off for a foul on winger Cristiano

Ronaldo.

Portugal, who had drawn their last three qualifiers, doubled

their lead on the stroke of half-time when striker Hugo Almeida,

a late replacement for the injured Nuno Gomes, tapped in a cross

from the right by Miguel.

Azerbaijan counter-attacked strongly in the second half and

Branimir Subasic shot wide with only goalkeeper Ricardo to beat

after 75 minutes.

Ronaldo failed to celebrate his 50th appearance for

Portuguese side with a goal when he hit the Azerbaijan post

after a fine run on 77 minutes

Portugal trail leaders Poland, who face Kazakhstan later on

Saturday, by a point with three qualifying matches to go in the

eight-team group.

Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was serving the first of a

three-match ban imposed by UEFA after what the governing body

termed an "assault" on player Ivica Dragutinovic after

Portugal's 1-1 draw at home to Serbia on Sept. 12.

Scoring Summary

  • Azerbaijan
  • Portugal
 

Match Stats

  • Azerbaijan
  • Portugal
7(4) Shots (on goal) 26(15)
11 Fouls 5
3 Corner kicks 10
0 Offsides 4
0% Time of Possession 100%
1 Yellow Cards 1
1 Red Cards 0
16 Saves 5

Teams

  • Azerbaijan
  • Portugal
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
Jorge Ribeiro (90 + 3')
Red Cards