End of the series for Portugal

End of the series for Portugal

Paul Roger, Media365: Published on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 3:44 PM EST.

After 11 victories in a row, Roberto Martinez lost his first match against a revamped Portuguese squad on Tuesday evening in Slovenia (0-2).

to stop. After winning all its matches in the Euro 2024 qualifiers, Portugal, which maintained 11 consecutive victories, lost for the first time during the era of Roberto Martinez on Tuesday evening in Ljubljana, to Slovenia (0-2), which also qualified for the European Nations Cup finals. Continental competition. Adam Seren opened the scoring for the locals (72), before Timmy Al-Snik doubled the score (80). Meanwhile, Joao Felix created Portugal's biggest chance of the match, but his header hit the post of his former Real Madrid teammate Jan Oblak. A truly reassuring performance for the Seleção, completely different from the one we saw five days ago against Sweden (5-2). Because Martinez decided to form an expanded group of 32 players for these two Euro preparation matches, and thus made many changes between the two matches.

Vitinha swam

If Cristiano Ronaldo or even Danilo Pereira had played for Slovenia and not against Sweden, it was the opposite for Bruno Fernandes or even Bernardo Silva, who were largely absent on Tuesday evening. But the former Belgian coach was able to conduct a review of the team. And while Parisian Vitinha, in keeping with his performances in the capital, is one of the rare ones to survive in Ljubljana, others have been less convincing, like Ruben Neves, who is unconcerned. The Al Hilal midfielder explained to RTP 3: “It happens that everyone has fewer good days, not just us. The most important thing is to see how we will respond.” friendly match. We always want to win, but just because we lose a game doesn't mean we are the worst team in the worldThe Portuguese, who will benefit from a squad on hand during the Euros, includes Turkey, the Czech Republic and surprise Georgia player Willy Sagnol on the programme.

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