World Cup Qualifier, Portugal beat Turkey 3-1

World Cup Qualifier, Portugal beat Turkey 3-1

Portugal won a convincing victory over their opponent, Turkey in the Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualification Play-off match.

Portugal vs Turkey match took place at the do Dragao Stadium, Porto, Portugal, Thursday (24/3/2022).

In this match, Portugal managed to beat Turkey with a score of 3-1. Despite winning, Portugal’s struggle to be able to play in the 2022 World Cup is still not over.

Cristiano Ronaldo cs still had to fight North Macedonia which surprisingly managed to beat Italy with a narrow score of 1-0.

Playing in front of its own public, Portugal immediately stepped on the gas since the early minutes. Cristiano Ronaldo and his friends have repeatedly threatened Turkey’s goal.

They got a golden opportunity in the 10th minute. Unfortunately Diogo Jota’s shot still soared over the Turkish goal. Even though the bait given by Bruno Fernandes was very measurable.

After carrying out attack after attack, Fernando Santos’ team finally managed to break into Turkey’s goal in the 15th minute. It was Otavio who listed his name on the scoreboard and made Portugal 1-0 up.

Even so, that does not mean Turkey does not give resistance. Stefan Kuntz’s team even almost equalized in the 23rd minute. Unfortunately, Berkan Kutlu’s header was still very thin.

The competition was really fierce. Both teams played very hard to score goals. Naturally, because this match is very important for both teams to get one foot into the 2022 World Cup.

Until finally the long awaited came back. Portugal managed to double its lead to 2-0. The goal was scored through Diogo Jota’s header through a sweet bait given by Otavio. Until the long whistle sounded, the score did not change. Turkey should be left behind temporarily from Portugal.

Finally the team made by Fernando Santos managed to break into Turkey’s goal in the 15th minute. It was Otavio who listed his name on the scoreboard and made Portugal 1-0 up.

Stefan Kuntz’s team even almost equalized in the 23rd minute. Unfortunately, Berkan Kutlu’s header was still very thin.

The competition was really fierce. Both teams played very hard to score goals. Naturally, because this match is very important for both teams to get one foot into the 2022 World Cup.

Until finally the long awaited came back. Portugal managed to double its lead to 2-0. The goal was scored through Diogo Jota’s header through a sweet bait given by Otavio. Until the long whistle sounded, the score did not change. Turkey must temporarily lag behind Portugal

Entering the second half, Portugal and Turkey still played the same tempo of the game. The intensity of the match is equally high. The buying and selling of attacks has continued since the second half whistle sounded.

Until finally, The Crescent Stars was only able to break into Portugal’s goal in the 65th minute. Through a slick one-two combination, Burak Yilmaz successfully listed his name on the scoreboard while making Turkey reduce the position to 1-2.

After that, Portugal tried to respond well. The team nicknamed the Seleccao clearly wanted to add to their goal coffers to ensure their victory.

However, until the game entered the 80th minute there were no additional goals. Meanwhile, the intensity played by both teams was still quite high. Portugal also got disaster in the 83rd minute.

The reason, Jose Fonte was judged to have done handball so the referee gave a penalty to Turkey. But unfortunately, Yilmaz who became the executor failed to take advantage of this opportunity because his shot soared.

Seleccao again managed to increase the coffers of his goals in the 90+4 minute through a goal scored by Matheus Nunes.

The goal also made Portugal win over Turkey with a score of 3-1. This victory keeps Portugal’s hopes of being able to perform at the 2022 World Cup.

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