EURO 2020: Portugal go down fighting to Ukraine

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Euro Qualifiers portugal vs Ukraine Highlights – The star match of Sunday night took place in Ukraine as they hosted the Portugal national team. It was a well-contested match and Portugal came close to levelling in the dying game as the ball hit the post.

euro qualifiers portugal vs ukraine highlights

Roman Yaremchuk opened the scoring for Ukraine. Soon the lead was doubled by Former BVB and current West ham winger Andriy Yarmolenko. Yarmolenko added the second as he outpaced the Portuguese defence to finish a smooth counter-attack with a low, precise first-time shot.

Euro Qualifiers portugal vs Ukraine Highlights

Portugal dominated the second half as they were eager to come up with a comeback and finally achieved a breakthrough when Stepanenko, the Ukranian goal-keeper blocked a shot with his arm.

Euro Qualifiers portugal vs Ukraine Highlights – Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 700th career goal it came in the form of a penalty as he came up to the task, slotting the ball in the upper right corner. This was his 95th goal for Portugal increasing the gap between India’s Sunil Chhetri for most goals by an international player.

The 34-year-old is now just 14 goals behind the all-time international record of 109 held by former legendary Irani striker Ali Daei.

Euro Qualifiers portugal vs Ukraine Highlights – Portugal continued to keep fighting with just one goal between the two sides. But as fate has it, Ukraine managed to pull off a win just by the skin of their teeth, Yarmolenko’s goal being the difference between the 2 sides.

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It couldn’t be Portugal’s night but it sure was a historic night for Ronaldo. He is now the sixth player to reach 700 goal mark after Austrian Josef Bican, Brazilians Romario and Pele, Hungarian Ferenc Puskas and German Gerd Muller. Ronaldo keeps on breaking records and is now almost included in every important list when it comes to Football.

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Euro Qualifiers portugal vs Ukraine Highlights – As far as the 2 national teams are concerned, Ukraine now advance to the Euro 2020 final stage as they take up the top spot on 19 points from seven games, Portugal currently sits second in the table 8 points behind. Portugal still has a game in hand and the win will take them 3 points closer. Serbia sits third in the table with 10 points after 6 games, as they 2-1 against Lithuania, Luxembourg has 4 points from 6 games while Lithuania sits at the bottom with one point from seven matches.

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