International friendlies • Regular
  • 2nd Half
  • Portugal
  • Tunisia
  • BadriAkaïchi
    87'
  • João MárioMoutinho
    80'
  • SlitiSrarfi
    76'
  • PereiraCédric
    72'
  • SilvaGuedes
    72'
  • KhlifaChaaleli
    67'
  • Ben Youssef
    64'
  • PepeFonte
    63'
  • SilvaFernandes
    63'
  • 1/2 Time
  • Portugal
  • Tunisia
  • HaddadiMaâloul
    45'
  • KhaouiBen Youssef
    45'
  • GuerreiroRui
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • Portugal
  • Tunisia
  • Badri
    39'
  • João Mário
    34'
  • Silva
    22'
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Portugal - Tunisia
International friendlies - 28 May 2018

International friendlies – Follow the Football match between Portugal and Tunisia live with Eurosport. The match starts at 19:45 on 28 May 2018. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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FULL TIME: What a game. Portugal had led 2-0 courtesy of Andre Silva and Mario. But Tunisia hit back through Badri and Ben Youssef to snatch a 2-2 draw. Thanks for following the game with us..

  • Ahmed Akaïchi
    OffAnice BadriTunisiaAkaichi is on for goalscorer Badri.
  • Ahmed Akaïchi
    OnAhmed AkaïchiTunisia
88' 

Akaichi is on for goalscorer Badri.

86' 

Portugal have a free-kick from the right flank, Fernandes' delivery is punched clear by Hassen. The ball eventually goes out for a corner but Moutinho's delivery is over-hit.

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Journalist John Bennett on the Tunisians: "Tunisia were very positive when I saw them play Costa Rica in March. And they’re really taking the game to Portugal tonight. Could it be that they’ll be less defensive than we thought against England? I think that could actually suit Gareth Southgate’s team."

82' 

The Silva lining for Portugal will be the form of Andre Silva and the fact that Ronaldo, Patricio and their experienced players are missing.

80' 

The veteran Joao Moutinho replaces goalscorer Joao Mario.

78' 

Tunisia going for the winner. Nagguez drives forward with the ball and let fly but his effort goes over the bar.

  • Bassem Srarfi
    OffNaïm SlitiTunisiaBassem Srarfi replaces winger Sliti.
  • Bassem Srarfi
    OnBassem SrarfiTunisia
76' 

Bassem Srarfi replaces winger Sliti.

75' 

If it stays 2-2, the headline from this game will be Tunisia's never-say-die attitude and Portugal blowing a two goal lead at home.

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72' 

Porto man Ricardo Pereira is replaced by Cedric, he has done well on his first start for his country.

  • Gonçalo Guedes
    OffBernardo SilvaPortugalBernardo Silva is making way for Goncalo Guedes.
  • Gonçalo Guedes
    OnGonçalo GuedesPortugal
71' 

Bernardo Silva is making way for Goncalo Guedes.

69' 

Santos does not look a happy chappy on the bench and is preparing to make more sweeping changes. Arguably it was the withdrawal of Pepe that led to the shambles at the back for Tunisia's equaliser.

67' 

Tunisia make another change with Saber Khalifa coming off for Ghilane Chalali.

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65' 

Where was the marking on Ben Youssef? There wasn't any and the home side's defensive frailties have been exposed again.

  • Fakhreddine Ben Youssef
    GoalFakhreddine Ben YoussefTunisiaGOAL FOR TUNISIA! Just as Quaresma puts on the armband, Tunisia equalise through sub Ben Youssef.Lopes punches away a Tunisia free-kick from Maaloul, its comes back to him and his delivery into the box allows Ben Youssef to slide in to score.
64' 

GOAL FOR TUNISIA! Just as Quaresma puts on the armband, Tunisia equalise through sub Ben Youssef.Lopes punches away a Tunisia free-kick from Maaloul, its comes back to him and his delivery into the box allows Ben Youssef to slide in to score.

  • José Fonte
    OffPepePortugalPepe is making way for Jose Fonte.
  • José Fonte
    OnJosé FontePortugal
63' 

Pepe is making way for Jose Fonte.

  • Manuel Fernandes
    OffAdrien SilvaPortugalSilva, scorer of the opening goal, is replaced by Manuel Fernandes.
  • Manuel Fernandes
    OnManuel FernandesPortugal
63' 

Silva, scorer of the opening goal, is replaced by Manuel Fernandes.

62' 

DISALLOWED GOAL! Quaresma curls a free-kick into the six yard box for Carvalho to head home but the assistant has his flag raised for offside.

60' 

Portugal preparing to make a couple of changes with Jose Fonte warming up.

59' 

Hassen is back on the field and is okay to continue, a boost for Tunisia as he has been impressive.

58' 

Keeper Hassen is receiving treatment on the field, he looked to pick up a knock off the ball.

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55' 

SO CLOSE! Bernardo Silva nearly scores an amazing solo goal, twisting and weaving in the box before striking the post with a low effort. The rebound falls to Mario whose shot from close range is blocked by Hassen, it comes out to Silva again who skews his effort over.

54' 

Despite making only one change in defence, the Portuguese have looked below-par so far in this second period.

52' 

Silva looks to be okay to continue. Skhiri is then a lucky boy to escape a booking for a crunching challenge on Pepe.

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49'

OUCH! Andre Silva has blood dripping from his head after a clash of heads.

  • Fakhreddine Ben Youssef
    OffSaîf-Eddine KhaouiTunisiaBen Youssef is also on in place of Khaoui.
  • Fakhreddine Ben Youssef
    OnFakhreddine Ben YoussefTunisia
49' 

Ben Youssef is also on in place of Khaoui.

48' 

It is Tunisia who have started the brighter again, playing the ball out from the back and trying to utilise wide men Badri and Sliti.

  • Mário Rui
    OffRaphaël GuerreiroPortugalSantos has also made one change with Guerreiro , who looked short of match fitness, replaced by Mario Rui.
  • Mário Rui
    OnMário RuiPortugal
46' 

Santos has also made one change with Guerreiro , who looked short of match fitness, replaced by Mario Rui.

  • Ali Maâloul
    OffOussama HaddadiTunisiaThe north African side have made one change at the break with Oussama Haddadi making way for Ali Maâloul.
  • Ali Maâloul
    OnAli MaâloulTunisia
46' 

The north African side have made one change at the break with Oussama Haddadi making way for Ali Maâloul.

  • 2nd Half
45'

KICK OFF: Tunisia get the second period underway in Braga.

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  • End of 1st Half
45'

HALF TIME: Portugal lead 2-1 after an Andre Silva header and a thundebolt from Mario. Badri pulled a goal back for Tunisia to set up an intriguing second half.

43' 

Defensively, Santos will be a little concerned at the organisation. Spain may be looking forward to the prospect of taking on this back four.

41' 

The hosts have a free-kick from the left around 35 yards out. Quaresma eyes it up and his dipping effort goes over the bar.

  • Anice Badri
    GoalAnice BadriTunisiaGOAL FOR TUNISIA! Portugal's defence is pierced easily and an unmarked Badri drills the ball post Lopes from Sliti's pass. Guerreiro was caught out there.
39' 

GOAL FOR TUNISIA! Portugal's defence is pierced easily and an unmarked Badri drills the ball post Lopes from Sliti's pass. Guerreiro was caught out there.

37' 

To be fair to the visitors, they responded well to going a goal down. Now they need to summon up some more spirit.

35' 

The keeper could do nothing to stop that venomous strike from the West Ham loanee from the edge of the box.

  • João Mário
    GoalJoão MárioPortugalGOAL FOR PORTUGAL! From a corner, the ball is headed away to Mario who controls it and lashes it into the top corner!
34' 

GOAL FOR PORTUGAL! From a corner, the ball is headed away to Mario who controls it and lashes it into the top corner!

33' 

Tunisia like to play the ball out from the back and its been their undoing so far.

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30' 

CLOSE! The ball deflects into the path of Silva but he slices his shot wide of the post, he did not make the right connection with that effort.

28' 

CLOSE! Former West Ham target Carvalho with a lovely ball into the box for Hammers midfielder Mario whose effort is blocked.

27' 

André Silva has now scored 12 goals in 21 international games - a better goals per game rate than one C. Ronaldo.

26' 

CLOSE! The goal sparks Tunisia into action and they come close to an equaliser through Khaoui who fires wide after a brilliant ball in from the right.

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23' 

That was all about the delivery from the right by Quaresma for the AC Milan striker.

  • André Silva
    GoalAndré SilvaPortugalGOAL FOR PORTUGAL! Quaresma's pinpoint cross is headed into the bottom corner by Andre Silva for his 12th goal for his country.
22' 

GOAL FOR PORTUGAL! Quaresma's pinpoint cross is headed into the bottom corner by Andre Silva for his 12th goal for his country.

20' 

Lopes has yet to be tested in the hosts' goal, Portugal starting to seize control.

18' 

Pereira, starting for the first time, and long-term Premier League target Carvalho have been impressive so far with their passing.

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14' 

HANDBALL SHOUT! Tunisia appeal after Pereira's sliding tackle bounces back off his arm after his initial touch with his foot but the ref waves play on.

12' 

Fernando Santos' side are going for a 4-3-3 and look to be finding their feet, particularly at the back.

10' 

WHAT A CHANCE! A poor clearence from goalkeeper Hassen falls to Quaresma who fires his effort over the bar. He should have done better from there.

9' 

PENALTY APPEAL! West Man midfielder Joao Mario goes down in the area after a challenge from Meriah, he gets to his feet quickly and the referee waves play on.

8' 

The Eagles of Carthage look to be going for a 4-3-2-1 with widemen Sliti and Badri supporting Khalifa.

6' 

Gareth Southgate will have a close eye on this game as will Belgium boss Roberto Martinez. And they would have seen a side who likes to attack using its wingers.

4' 

Former mercurial Barcelona winger Quaresma tries to get the hosts going down the right but the Tunisian defence clear the danger.

3' 

Debutant Dias is in the centre of the defence along with the experienced ex-Real man Pepe.

2' 

CHANCE! The African side have made a confident start and have the game's first chance. Khaoui drags a shot well wide of goal.

1' 

There are a few players missing for the hosts tonight including Ronaldo, Rui Patricio, Bruno Fernandes and Gelson.

19:45

KICK OFF: Portugal get the game underway.

19:40 

Five minutes until kick-off. Tunisia are wearning red shirts while the hosts still have their white tracksuits on.

19:40 

Arsenal will have scouts at the game to watch Tunisia and Nice winger Bassem Srarfi, according to reports in France,

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19:25 

Tunisia, who begin their World Cup campaign against England on June 18, are without star man Youssef Msakni due to a knee injury. Striker Taha Yassine Khenissi is also out injured.

19:20 

TUNISIA XI: Hassan, Naguez, Benalouane, Meriah, Haddadi, Skhiri, Sassi, Khaoui, Badri, Naïm Sliti, Khelifa.

19:15 

There is no Cristiano Ronaldo tonight as he is still celebrating with his Real Madrid team-mates after the Champions League triumph. There is a debut for Benfica defender Rúben Dias.

19:10 

PORTUGAL XI: Lopes, Pereira, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro , William, B. Silva, Adrien, Mário, Quaresma, A. Silva.

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19:00 

Hello and welcome to LIVE commentary of the friendly between Portugal v Tunisia as the World Cup looms large. Kick-off at the Estadio Axa is at 19:45 GMT.