International friendlies • Regular
  • 2nd Half
  • Scotland
  • Portugal
  • Naismith
    90'
  • BrumaSilva
    90'
  • PereiraCarvalho
    90'
  • BetoRamos
    86'
  • Bruma
    84'
  • ArmstrongMcDonald
    77'
  • McBurnieMackay-Steven
    76'
  • Éder
    74'
  • FernandesFernandes
    68'
  • McGinnShinnie
    67'
  • DiasMendes
    57'
  • OliveiraSanches
    56'
  • 1st Half
  • Scotland
  • Portugal
  • Costa
    43'
  • Oliveira
    30'
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International friendlies - 14 October 2018

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So where now for Scotland and McLeish? The national team manager needed a response from his players this evening and he didn't get it. Portugal fielded a reserve side and played at a canter, but still brushed aside the Scots. There will be more questions asked after this...

  • End of 2nd Half
94'

FULL TIME: Scotland 1-3 Portugal

  • Steven Naismith
    GoalSteven NaismithScotlandGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Scotland 1 (93 mins - Steven Naismith) Portugal 3. Scotland have a consolation goal in stoppage time! A clever backheel from Mackay-Steven sets up Naismith, who makes no mistake in guiding a finish into the back of the net. Nice assist and finish from the home side!
93'

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Scotland 1 (93 mins - Steven Naismith) Portugal 3. Scotland have a consolation goal in stoppage time! A clever backheel from Mackay-Steven sets up Naismith, who makes no mistake in guiding a finish into the back of the net. Nice assist and finish from the home side!

  • Rafa Silva
    OffBrumaPortugal... and the second change sees Silva introduced in stoppage time as well.
  • Rafa Silva
    OnRafa SilvaPortugal
92'

... and the second change sees Silva introduced in stoppage time as well.

  • William Carvalho
    OffDanilo PereiraPortugalA couple of late changes for Portugal. First, it's Carvalho who comes on...
  • William Carvalho
    OnWilliam CarvalhoPortugal
91'

A couple of late changes for Portugal. First, it's Carvalho who comes on...

90'

Three minutes of stoppage time to be played at the end of the match.

88' 
87' 

This will be a sore defeat for Scotland. It's only a friendly but McLeish will have been looking for a response from his players following the loss to Israel. He hasn't got that.

  • Claudio Ramos
    OffBetoPortugalPortugal are changing their GOALKEEPER with just minutes left to play!
  • Claudio Ramos
    OnClaudio RamosPortugal
86'

Portugal are changing their GOALKEEPER with just minutes left to play!

85' 

This has turned into quite an emphatic win for a second string Portugal side. Scotland were perhaps the better side in the first half, but they have really fallen off the pace since then.

  • Bruma
    GoalBrumaPortugalGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Scotland 0 Portugal 3 (84 mins - Bruma). What a goal that is from Bruma! The pass was played through with McKenna keeping everyone onside. Bruma dropped a shoulder, cut inside and fired a shot high into the top corner of Gordon's net! That was a lovely goal!
84'

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Scotland 0 Portugal 3 (84 mins - Bruma). What a goal that is from Bruma! The pass was played through with McKenna keeping everyone onside. Bruma dropped a shoulder, cut inside and fired a shot high into the top corner of Gordon's net! That was a lovely goal!

83' 

Of the rare bright sparks for Scotland this evening, McGregor has perhaps been one of them. The Celtic attacking midfielder is someone McLeish should be building around.

82' 

Pressure has been building on McLeish and it already feels like he has a target on his back. The defeat to Israel in the Nations League on Thursday night felt like a watershed moment.

81' 

This will be another poor result for Scotland and McLeish. Sure, Portugal are the European champions, but this is a reserve side and they have played at half pace for most of the game.

80' 

McDonald has been a favourite of McLeish's since he was appointed Scotland manager, but there has been a lot of scrutiny of what the Fulham midfielder actually offers.

78' 
  • Kevin McDonald
    OffStuart ArmstrongScotlandIt's McDonald who comes on for the injured Armstrong with just over 10 minutes left to play.
  • Kevin McDonald
    OnKevin McDonaldScotland
77'

It's McDonald who comes on for the injured Armstrong with just over 10 minutes left to play.

76'

This could be a problem! Armstrong is now sitting on the Hampden Park turf and looks to have picked up a knock. Scotland will be forced into another change, here. Not good news.

  • Gary Mackay-Steven
    OffOliver McBurnieScotlandThe Scotland change is finally made and Mackay-Steven comes on for the final 15 minutes.
  • Gary Mackay-Steven
    OnGary Mackay-StevenScotland
75'

The Scotland change is finally made and Mackay-Steven comes on for the final 15 minutes.

74' 

Sanches has endured a difficult couple years after breaking through at Benfica, but he has shown his quality again this season. That was a fantastic cross from the young midfielder.

  • Éder
    GoalÉderPortugalGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Scotland 0 Portugal 2 (73 mins - Eder). That should be that. The delivery from the freekick by Sanches was fantastic and Eder, who scored the winner in the final of the 2016 Euros, guides a header into the far corner of the Scotland net! Portugal surely out of sight now.
73'

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Scotland 0 Portugal 2 (73 mins - Eder). That should be that. The delivery from the freekick by Sanches was fantastic and Eder, who scored the winner in the final of the 2016 Euros, guides a header into the far corner of the Scotland net! Portugal surely out of sight now.

71' 
70' 

Looks like Mackay-Steven is about to come on for Scotland. He's receiving instructions on the bench. The Aberdeen winger hasn't been involved in the Scotland squad for five years!

  • Gedson Fernandes
    OffBruno FernandesPortugalAnother change for Portugal and it's Fernandes who is thrown on by Santos.
  • Gedson Fernandes
    OnGedson FernandesPortugal
69'

Another change for Portugal and it's Fernandes who is thrown on by Santos.

68' 
Portugal's striker Helder Costa (C) celebrates with teammates
67' 

McKenna challenge! Costa was played through on the Scotland goal, but the Aberdeen centre back does well to track back and make the sliding challenge on the Portuguese player.

66'

Terrible offside call! Danilo was played clean through, he had so much time to pick his spot, but Gordon made the save one-on-one. The flag was raised, but replays show he was well onside!

  • Graeme Shinnie
    OffJohn McGinnScotlandIndeed, there's the change from Scotland and it's Shinnie who comes on for McGinn.
  • Graeme Shinnie
    OnGraeme ShinnieScotland
65'

Indeed, there's the change from Scotland and it's Shinnie who comes on for McGinn.

64' 

Looks like Shinnie might be about to come on for Scotland. The Aberdeen midfielder could slot in alongside McGinn. Is he what the home side need at this point of the game?

62' 
61' 

Will McLeish make some changes to his side soon? Scotland seem to have run out of ideas. They need something different in the final third of the pitch. And maybe in midfield too.

60' 

Portugal are quite clearly taking it easy in this second half. There's no real intensity to their play and Scotland seem quite happy just to stand off them and let them have the ball.

59' 
  • Pedro Mendes
    OffRúben DiasPortugalThe second change from Portugal sees Mendes thrown on for Oliveira, who had a mixed game.
  • Pedro Mendes
    OnPedro MendesPortugal
58'

The second change from Portugal sees Mendes thrown on for Oliveira, who had a mixed game.

  • Renato Sanches
    OffSérgio OliveiraPortugalOn comes Sanches, who is back at Bayern Munich this season.
  • Renato Sanches
    OnRenato SanchesPortugal
57'

On comes Sanches, who is back at Bayern Munich this season.

56' 
55' 

The look on McKenna's face after that missed opportunity suggests that he knows he should have found the net. The Aberdeen centre back somehow found himself completely free!

54' 

This is encouraging stuff from Scotland. They have emerged for the start of the second half with some momentum behind them, but they need to make it count. Was the same in the first half.

53'

McKenna should score! That was a big, big chance for Scotland to restore parity. McKenna was free from the corner kick, but sends his diving header from six yards out wide of the target.

49' 

McGregor drags it wide! Armstrong plays the pass into McGregor, who takes the shot through the legs of the Portuguese defender. But he drags it wide, giving Beto nothing o worry about.

48' 

Danilo's cross! That was a wonderful break from Portugal, who had four players up on the counter attack. The cross from Danilo was a good one, but McKenna makes the headed clearance.

47' 
46' 

Scotland didn't exactly play poorly in the first half, but they need to create more in the final third of the pitch. They need to find their shooting boots in order to test Beto in goals.

  • 2nd Half
45'

The second half is under way! Portugal have a 1-0 lead over Scotland.

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  • End of 1st Half
45'

HALF TIME: Scotland 0-1 Portugal. Costa's goal right at the end of the first half is the difference between the two teams at the break. Scotland have played rather well so far, though.

44' 

There was a feeling that a breakthrough was on the way. The scoreline is a little harsh on Scotland, who will feel that they have more than held their own against the European champions.

  • Hélder Costa
    GoalHélder CostaPortugalGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Scotland 0 Portugal 1 (43 mins - Helder Costa). Portugal have taken the lead! The cross from Rodrigues on the left wing was a good one and Costa got to the ball before Robertson to send a finish into the back of the net on the slide.
43'

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Scotland 0 Portugal 1 (43 mins - Helder Costa). Portugal have taken the lead! The cross from Rodrigues on the left wing was a good one and Costa got to the ball before Robertson to send a finish into the back of the net on the slide.

43' 

All of a sudden this game has burst into life right at the end of the first half! Both Scotland and Portugal have had chances in the past few minutes. Will there be a breakthrough?

42'

Gordon makes the save! Eder was given so much space to turn and get the shot away inside the Scotland box, but the effort was straight at Gordon, who beats away the striker.

41' 

Bruma... over! Costa bullies Robertson off the ball, with the pass cut back to Bruma. But the Portugal attacker gets it all wrong and blasts his first-time effort well over the crossbar.

40' 

Forrest shot! Might he have played the ball into Robertson on the overlap there? Forrest takes the shot on himself from inside the box and only succeeds in winning a corner.

39' 

Naismith header! Forrest shifts the ball on to his right foot to get the cross into the Portugal box. Naismith stoops to get on the end of it, but flicks his header wide of the far post.

38' 
37' 

It's not just Ronaldo that Portugal are missing, but the likes of Bernardo and Pepe as well. This is a distinctly second, or even third, string side from Santos' European champions.

36' 

It must be said that this Portugal team don't look too bothered by the task at hand this evening. There's no real urgency or intensity to their play when they have the ball.

35' 

Full backs have become increasingly important in the modern game and in Robertson Scotland have one of the very best. The former Queen's Park man is exceptional and still improving.

33' 
32' 

McBurnie hasn't had much service so far. He has been in good goalscoring form for Swansea City in the English Championship this season, but he needs some service.

31' 

Cross to the back post! The delivery from Robertson on the left wing was a good one, finding the run of Naismith at the back post, but the header was deflected and Beto gathers.

30' 

It's interesting to see McKenna and Hendry play as a centre back pairing. Many believe this should be Scotland's centre back pairing of the future, but then there's also Souttar.

29' 

It's been an eventful first half for Oliveira, who has smashed a freekick into the Scotland wall, almost scored an own goal and has now been booked. Pretty much all the action has concerned him.

  • Sérgio Oliveira
    Yellow cardSérgio OliveiraPortugalOliveira receives the match's first booking for pulling back Robertson on the break.
28'

Oliveira receives the match's first booking for pulling back Robertson on the break.

27' 

The referee gave a corner to Portugal following that last opportunity, but the replays show that there was no touch from a Scotland player. It didn't come to all that much, though.

26'

Big chance! That might have been the opener for Portugal! Bruma anticipated a header from Hendry, pounced on a loose ball inside the box and fired a low shot just wide of the far post.

23' 

Pass, pass, pass...

22' 

Pass, pass, pass.. I'll let you know when Portugal prompt something to happen in this game. They're just knocking it around the backline. Scotland aren't pressing too high.

21' 

There have been positives in this start for Scotland. They have seen more of the ball than Portugal and in the likes of Armstrong, McGregor and Naismith they have creators.

20' 

The tempo and intensity has dropped right out of this game in the past few minutes. It was there at the start, Scotland started well, but Portugal are now just suffocating this match.

19' 

Forrest has given Scotland a good outlet in these opening 20 minutes. He's so direct and Portugal don't look too comfortable when they have to defend against the Celtic winger.

17' 

Robertson looks much more comfortable in his usual left back role. He was used as something of a left winger against Israel on Thursday night, with Tierney at left back behind him.

16' 

There's a bit of zip to Scotland's play in the final third at the moment. Naismith is making a difference - he's the man linking up play between the midfielders and the attackers.

15' 

Armstrong... wide! A corner kick falls to the Southampton midfielder on the edge of the box, but he just couldn't find the angle with his left foot and fires well wide of the target.

14'

Nearly an own goal! Scotland were very close to the lead there! Oliveira, for some reason, powered a header at his own goal from a Scottish cross. But Beto makes the reaction save!

13' 

Portugal have now taken a grip of this game. Scotland started the better of the two sides, but it's the European champions who now look to be on the front foot. Improving.

12' 
10' 

Into the wall! Oliveira stands over the freekick 20 yards out, but he slams his effort into the base of the Scotland wall. He should have done so much better with that opportunity.

9' 

There was much debate last month over the future of Hampden as the home of Scottish football. This is surely one of the games that they could have moved to a smaller stadium?

8' 

Naismith has been used as a lone striker by McLeish in previous games, but the Hearts attacker looks to be playing just off McBurnie as the central striker this afternoon.

7' 
6' 

McGinn's corner kick is cleared, but gets a second bite at the cherry. His low cross to McBurnie is cleared by Dias in the Portuguese defence, though. Scotland on top right now.

5' 

Forrest has been handed his first start for Scotland since March. The Celtic winger has been in exceptional form recently. Many believe he should have started against Israel, with good reason too.

4' 

Scotland have started this match relatively well. They have controlled the ball in the opening few minutes. Obviously we're still very early on in this game, but good stuff from the hosts.

3' 
2' 

McLeish has shifted back to a back four for this game. Scotland played with a back five against Israel on Thursday night and, well, it didn't really work. It's been the focus of much criticism.

  • 1st Half
1'

The match is under way at Hampden Park! It's Scotland against Portugal in this international friendly.

16:59 

Here we go. Kick off just seconds away!

16:58 

Anthems done, handshakes done... not long until kick off at Hampden Park now!

16:57 
16:56 

The two teams are in the tunnel at Hampden Park. Scotland will be wearing all dark blue and Portugal look like they will be wearing all white.

16:55 

McLeish needs a reaction from his players this evening. The defeat to Israel was a real low. The Scotland fans need to see something different from their team, even against a side of Portugal's quality.

16:50 

In form! Portugal come into this game having won both of their UEFA Nations League games so far, but Santos has made 11 changes to his team for this match. It's a side of fringe players and youngsters.

16:45 
16:40 
Alex McLeish
16:35 

No Ronaldo! Of course, Portugal are without their star man for this game. Ronaldo pulled out of the squad around the same time rape allegations surfaced against him. Whether the two things are linked, we don't know.

16:30 

I'm Graham Ruthven and you can catch me on Twitter ahead of the match to let me know your thoughts. This might be a friendly, but is this a must win for McLeish? Tweet me!

16:25 

Ch-ch-changes! McLeish has rotated his team for this game. Robertson is back in the left back position and there's no McDonald in the centre of the Scotland midfield either.

16:20 

TEAM NEWS: Scotland - Gordon, O'Donnell, Robertson, Hendry, McKenna, McGinn, Forrest, Armstrong, McBurnie, Naismith, McGregor. /// Portugal - Beto, Cedric, Dias, Neto, Rodrigues, Danilo, Oliveira, Fernandes, Bruma, Costa, Eder.

16:15 

Good afternoon and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE coverage of the international friendly between Scotland and Portugal. We'll bring you all the action as it happens at Hampden Park. Kick off is at 5pm.