EC QUALIFICATIONS. Roberto Martinez’s Portugal retains maximum points after economical victory against Slovakia


Portugal took full advantage of Slovakia in group J of the qualifications for next summer’s European Football Championship in Germany on Friday evening. It became 0-1.


The Portuguese of national coach Roberto Martinez did not have it under the market in Bratislava, but still went to the dressing rooms with a bonus. Bruno Fernandes (43.) pushed through in the box at the end of the first half and hit the cross from a sharp angle. In this way he also crowned himself as the match winner. At Slovakia, Patrik Hrosovsky (Genk) came in at the end.

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At the same time, Luxembourg recorded a prestigious 3-1 victory against Iceland. Anthony Moris of Union Sint-Gillis was among the winning posts. Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson (OH Leuven), Alfred Finnbogason and Victor Palsson (both Eupen) appeared at the kick-off for the visitors.

In the third and final game in the group, Bosnia-Herzegovina settled with dwarf state Liechtenstein: 2-1.

In the ranking in group J, Portugal is in the lead with 15 out of 15, ahead of Slovakia and Luxembourg, who both have 10 points. Bosnia follows with 6 units in fourth place, ahead of Iceland (3 pts) and Liechtenstein (0 pts).

Croatia is much too strong for Latvia, Turkey saves point against Armenia

Croatia recorded a smooth 5-0 win against Latvia in group D of the qualifications for next summer’s European Football Championship in Germany on Friday evening.

The Croats already had their sheep on dry land within the opening fifteen minutes thanks to goals from Bruno Petkovic (3.) and Feyenoord acquisition Luka Ivanusec (13.). Just before the break, Petkovic (44.) completely closed the game with his second goal. Andrej Kramaric (68.) and Mario Pasalic (78.) provided a forfeit score in the second half. Matija Frigan (Westerlo) stayed on the bench with Croatia.

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At the same time, Turkey pulled out a draw at home against Armenia at the last minute: 1-1. Bertug Yildirim (88.) erased the opening goal of Artak Dashyan (49.) in the last minutes.

In the ranking of group D, Turkey retains its leading position with 10 out of 15, ahead of Croatia (7 out of 9) and Armenia (7 out of 12). Latvia closes the row scoreless in fifth position.

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