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Portugal 1-1 Poland: Portugal forced to press higher, but game fades badly

July 2, 2016
Portugal 1-1 Poland: Portugal forced to press higher, but game fades badly

Portugal qualify for the semi-finals, despite failing to win any of their five matches in 90 minutes. Portugal coach Fernando Santos made two changes. The most important decision was handing Renato Sanches his first start of the competition, while Eliseu returned at left-back. Andre Gomes and Raphael Guerreiro dropped out. Poland manager Adam Nawalka named an...
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Portugal 1-0 Czech Republic: Ronaldo a constant threat and eventually gets the winner

June 21, 2012
Portugal 1-0 Czech Republic: Ronaldo a constant threat and eventually gets the winner

Cristiano Ronaldo was a greater goalscoring threat than the Czech side put together, as Portugal narrowly won a game that should have been safe much earlier. Paulo Bento named an unchanged side again – he’s played this XI in Portugal’s last six competitive games, four at the Euros, two in the play-offs against Bosnia. Michael Bilek...
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Euro 2012 preview: Portugal

June 5, 2012
Euro 2012 preview: Portugal

Such is their habit for producing a certain type of footballer, it rather feels like we’ve encountered a Portugal side with these strengths and weaknesses many times before. Portugal is home to the superstar winger. For years their highest-profile player has resided on the flank – first Luis Figo, then Cristiano Ronaldo – with a...
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Ten points on Manchester United 3-1 Chelsea

September 18, 2011
Ten points on Manchester United 3-1 Chelsea

A crazily open game with no overall pattern, so here are some disparate observations.
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Ferguson’s flexible front four hints at a return to the fluidity of 2008

August 7, 2011
Ferguson’s flexible front four hints at a return to the fluidity of 2008

Community Shield matches can often be rather mundane – this year’s was a cracker, with Manchester United coming back from 2-0 down at half time to defeat Manchester City 3-2.
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Posted in Match Reviews | 86 Comments »