Portugal loses in the final against Italy

Portugal loses in the final against Italy

This Sunday, Portugal lost to Italy in the Under-19 Euro final.

Portugal will not lift the cup. Five years after its first victory in this competition, the Portuguese national team failed to win this new version of the UEFA European Under-19 Championship. men Joaquim Milheiro He already faced a particularly strong Italian team.

Portugal loses to Italy

It took the Selecao several minutes to enter their meeting. The Portuguese national team, which dominated the kick-off, had to show toughness in repelling the Italian attacks, until it conceded the opening match. A handball from the Portuguese goalkeeper helped him Goncalo RibeiroAnd Michael Olabode Kayode He came to consolidate the Italian dominance with a powerful header from the 20th minute of the match.

A first goal that changed the face of the game somewhat. Topping the score, the Italians were largely content with this short advantage against the somewhat uninspired Portuguese. In the second half, Portugal monopolized the ball without it being dangerous to the opponent’s goals, which was kept by the Italian goalkeeper. David Mastrantonio. Strong in its final metres, Italy was able to outpace Portugal during this meeting, thus winning the second Euro U19 Championship in its history.

New loser final

Frustrating scenario for the Portuguese national team. Because if the first half is clearly in favor of their opponents, Carlos Borges And his people seem to have done what was necessary to get back in the game during the second act. However, the incompetence of the Seleção did not allow him to catch up, and thus caused a new defeat in the final of the competition.

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This is the fourth match that Portugal has lost in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship. in 2003, Hugo Almeida He and his teammates had already taken on the Italian national team, driven in particular by their striker Giampaolo Pazzini. In 2014, Germany Davy Silk who defeated Portugal in the final round of the competition. A similar scenario to what happened in 2017, where it was England Mason Mt overtaken by Portugal Gedson Fernandeztwo years before losing a new final at the hands of the Portuguese, to Spain Ferran Torres.

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