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25/03/16
Estádio Dr.Magalhães Pessoa
International friendlies • Regular
  • 2nd Half
  • Portugal
  • Bulgaria
  • Stoyanov
    90'
  • PopovDelev
    90'
  • SlavchevTerziev
    90'
  • Quaresma
    90'
  • PopovBozhikov
    89'
  • MarcelinhoTonev
    84'
  • NaniÉder
    82'
  • EliseuGuerreiro
    82'
  • João MárioPereira
    75'
  • CarvalhoSanches
    75'
  • Marcelinho
    68'
  • SilvaDanny
    65'
  • SilvaQuaresma
    65'
  • AleksandrovSlavchev
    65'
  • 1st Half
  • Portugal
  • Bulgaria
  • Popov
    21'
  • Marcelinho
    19'
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International friendlies - 25 March 2016

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90+6' 

Hard to believe that just happened, and very much a one-man (ok, two-men) show. It'll be interesting to see what happens next as Bulgaria progress in their campaign to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. That's all from me!

90+6'

That was far too much excitement, finally the ref blows the whistle. Bulgaria win 1-0 and Cristiano Ronaldo is going to be pretty hacked-off after that.

90+5' 

It's not it! Bulgaria are subbing again and Stoyanov is booked for wasting time.

90+4' 

OH NO! Eder fails to connect with a lovely cross by Vieirinha. Surely that's it, now?

90+3'

No - this is Bulgaria's final substitution. Slavchev for Terziev.

90+2'

The ref sees yellow after Quaresma's late challenge on Bozhikov.

90+1'

We have four minutes of added time to play.

89'

Final sub for Bulgaria? Off goes S Popov to make way for Bozhikov.

87' 

SAVE! Styanov saves AGAIN! This time it's a close-range header from Ronaldo.

86'

Incredible scenes... a small-scale pitch invasion as a young fan finds his way onto the pitch for erm, a hug, apparently, with Renato Sanches. He's happy to oblige.

84'

Now it's Bulgaria's turn - Marcelinho is replaced by Tonev.

82'

More subs for the closing 10 minutes, give or take... Raphael replaces Eliseu and Eder comes on for Nani.

81'

Another great chance for Portugal as Nani charges toward the goal with Eliseu's cross, but he chips it well over the cross bar, which he'll be disappointed by - that should have been easy.

78' 

It's an entertaining game. There's not a lot of finesse to what Bulgaria are doing, but fair play to them, they certainly throw themselves into it.

75'

There's going to be another substitution now - Renato Sanches' hairband is going on and William Carvalho is coming off. Liewise, Danilo will now com eon for Nani.

67'

SAVE! No it won't!!! Unbelievably Styanov does it again. He really is carrying these guys.

67'

PENALTY! Ronaldo is up to take a penalty after Bodurov hand-balls Pepe's cross. So that'll be the equaliser.

65'

Time for some substitutions... Portugal will now field Quaresma and Danny to replace Adrien and Joao Mario. Slavchev replaces M Aleksandrov

64' 

You almost wonder if Bulgaria have anything up their sleeves other than their keeper. Their passing is not great, they're playing a very "physical" game, and they've conceded some completely unnecessary set pieces, but they are STILL a goal up.

59' 

SAVE! It's absolutely relentless for Stoyanov who throws himself over Ardrien's low strike.

56' 

Bulgaria are giving these free kicks away with another very dodgy-looking full-body tackle by Dyakov.

54'

SAVE! A clear foul by Bulgaria who have been a bit more hands-on than they maybe should, Ronaldo takes the free kick and Stoyanov again saves it! Bruno Alves strikes the rebound before it's cleared.

52' 

Another surge forward by Bulgaria, but they're much stronger on the defensive - they look less like contenders here.

50' 

Bulgaria go on a rare counter-attack and it's a good chance for M Aleksandrov who shoots over the crossbar.

47' 

We're back underway here in Leiria. Bulgaria still looking pretty compact in defence, to see off an early charge by the Portuguese.

45+1'

Ok, that's the whistle, and the first half draws to a close with Bulgaria taking an unexpected 1-0 lead against Portugal. Back in 15 minutes to see if Ronaldo can get past that pesky keeper...

43' 

A good block by Milanov to deprive Eliseu's shot from the right wing.

42' 

Bulgaria - and in particular their keeper Stoyanov - have impressed so far tonight. As well as taking an early lead, they've really held firm, defensively speaking.

37' 

Bulgaria could easily have doubled their lead had it not been for Pepe putting himself between Rangelov and the net.

36' 

Ronaldo earns another free kick after a very obvious shove by one of the Bulgaria team, but it deflects off the wall and is nowhere near the goal.

33' 

Nani has a minor collision with a member of the Bulgaria side and looks to be complaining - hard to know what about, from the replay.

31' 

It looks very one-sided this far, despite the goal advantage Bulgaria currently have. Portugal are pushing hard and Ronaldo is something of a menace, but Bulgaria are playing well, defensively.

27'

SAVE! Portugal have a free kick just outside the area, Ronaldo's ball sails over the defensive wall, but the keeper catches that relatively easily.

23' 

There's some decent passing here by Bulgaria who are able to press forward momentarily, but Portugal soon put an end to that and CR7 is back on the attack

22' 

Portugal will be disappointed with that, they had a few chances to stop Marcelinho, there.

20' 

The boss does not look impressed.

20'

GOAL! Bulgaria take an unexpected early lead thanks to a strike by Marcelinho on his international debut.

10' 

Another chance for Portugal, but Ronaldo shoots over the crossbar.

7' 

Right, we're underway now - there have already been a few chances for Portugal in the opening few minutes with Ronaldo already having a couple of shots.

20:40

And here's some of the Portugal team arriving...

20:35 

Portugal’s last world cup campaign ended badly, leaving the competition in the group stages, but are now warming up for their first game at the Euros this summer, against Iceland. Bulgaria failed to qualify for the tournament and now look towards qualification for the 2018 World Cup.

20:35 

Bulgaria's captain is Spartak Moscow's Ivelin Popov, who will earn his 59th international cap, this evening.

20:30

Christiano Ronaldo captains Portugal's team this evening, and he's happy to be back with them, apparently.

20:20 

TEAM NEWS: Bulgaria: Stoyanov, S Popov, A Lexsandrov, Bodurov, Milanov, Rangelov, Dyakov, Chochev, M Aleksandrov, Poprov, Marcelinho

20:20 

Apologies for the absent Bulgaria team news which will now follow...

20:20 

Portugal go into this with better form, having won four of their last five matches – just the two wins for Bulgaria in their last five.

20:10 

TEAM NEWS: Portugal: Anthony Lopes, Bruno Alves, Pepe, Cristiano Ronaldo, Vieirinha, William Carvalho, Joao Mario, Nani, Rafa, Eliseu, Adrien.

20:00 

Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of Portugal’s international friendly against Bulgaria, at the Estadio Dr.Magalhaes Pessoa in Leiria. Some team news coming up…