Selecao falters and misses the quarter-finals

Selecao falters and misses the quarter-finals

As part of the second day of Euro Espoirs, Portugal narrowly escaped with a win against the Netherlands (1 – 1). The Selecao are bottom of their group with only one point: qualifying for the quarter-finals is very complicated.

After the surprising defeat of Portugal by Georgia (2-0), a serious reaction was expected for this second day of Euro Espoirs, against the Netherlands. The match started in the best possible way with a goal he scored in the first half hour. However, the Dutch were able to be patient and find fault with the opponent’s defense, equalizing in the last moments of the match. The Seleção has only one small point and is last in the group. Qualifying for the quarter-finals is not impossible knowing that the clash against Belgium will still be on Tuesday evening, but a simple win may not be enough.

Portugal at the exit door

The beginning of this duel is far from stellar: the Portuguese selection surprised Kenneth Taylor, forgotten in the defense, who put the ball into the net. Fortunately for Rui Jorge’s men, it was a no-brainer: the midfielder was an intruder. The danger is not over because a few minutes after this match, Brian Brobby sent a mine towards the cage of Selton Bay, and the latter made a miraculous save on his line. The young Portuguese were frightened, but revolted: Pedro Neto sent Andre Almeida perfectly into the penalty area and the Valencia player opened the scoring (19 points).

After that, the strategy will return to defense in order to maintain this advantage, nothing else. Simple plan against Ryan Gravenberch and his teammates who keep pushing. And what should have happened, happened. From a corner, the insatiable Brian Broby returned and this time surprising the Lusitani goalkeeper (77º). The score will remain intact until the final whistle.

Another group counting only one point two days later: the scenario is terrifying. However, qualification to the quarter-finals is still playable. For this, the team Kinas Win against the Belgians and the Georgians do not lose against orange. These two matches will be held on Tuesday at 6:00 pm.

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