Legend’s Son Saves Portugal

In the first Group F match of Euro 2024 against the Czech Republic at Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Germany on the 19th (Korea time), Portugal came from behind to win 2-1 with Francisco Concei’s theatrical goal in extra time in the second half. With this, Portugal ranked second in the group after Turkiye, which beat Georgia 3-1.

Portugal was considered a favorite to win the title at the 2014 World Cup. It passed the qualifying round with all 10 matches to display overwhelming performance with 36 goals. Strikers including Bruno Fernandes, Bernardu Silva, Rafael Leão, and Joao Felix received positive reviews, with Cristiano Ronaldo at the center. Ronaldo has continued to display scoring skills even after moving to Saudi Arabia, and is currently playing for the Korean national team. Notably, he scored his 130th goal in a friendly match with Ireland. Ronaldo has participated in a total of six Euro championships since 2004, and is seeking his second win since winning the title in 2016.

First half of the game: Czech Republic’s solid defense

Portugal came into the game with a 3-4-3 tactic. With Ronaldo at the front line, Leão and Bernardu Silva were placed on the left and right sides, while Fernandez and Vitinha were placed in the midfield. João Cancelo and Diogo Dalot were placed as left and right wing-backs, while Nunu Mendes, Pepe, and Juvenile Díaz were in charge of defense. Diogo Costa kept the goal. On the other hand, the Czech Republic countered with a 3-5-2 tactic. Patric Shik and Jan Kucha formed two-top shots, while David Dudera, Pavel Shilk, Luca Broboard, and Vladimir Chowfal were placed in the second line. Toma Soucek played as a defensive midfielder, while Radislav Krejci, Robin Hurnach, and Toma Holes played as three-backs. The goal was kept by Idihi Stanek.

Portugal put a strong pressure on the Czech Republic from the beginning of the game. Starting with Ronaldo’s header in the seventh minute, the team continued to attack, but was blocked by the Czech Republic’s solid defense. In the 31st minute, after receiving a lobbed pass from Fernandez, Ronaldo got a critical chance but was saved by the goalkeeper. In the end, the first half ended 0-0.

Second half: Czech Republic’s opening goal and Portugal’s reversal

In the 17th minute of the second half, Czech Proboard scored the first goal, shaking Portugal’s net with a right footed shot. Portugal were embarrassed, but Diogo Jota stepped up their attack. In the 24th minute of the second half, Mendes headed a Vitinha cross and it was an own goal after being hit by Czech defender Hollnacci’s foot.

Portugal continued its offensive. In the 41st minute of the second half, Ronaldo’s header hit the post, and Jota headed it back, but VAR review found that the score was cancelled due to offside.

a dramatic finish and victory for Portugal

As 토토사이트 expected, Francisco Conceição, who was substituted at the end of the second half, scored a decisive come-from-behind goal. When the Czech defense failed to properly clear the ball that Pedro Netu handed to the door, Conceição did not miss it and scored. Conceição is the son of Sergio Conceição, who played as Portugal’s key striker in Euro 2000 and the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup, and has inherited his father’s reputation in this match.

Ronaldo and Pepe Break Records

Portugal’s captain Ronaldo and central defender Pepe each set a new milestone. At 39 years and 134 days, Ronaldo became the oldest captain and the most capped player (six times) in the history of the Euro tournament, while Pepe at 41 years and 113 days broke the record for the oldest ever in the history of the Euro tournament.

How do you feel after the game

Portugal’s Vitinha was named Player of the Match after the match by the UEFA Technical Committee. “There is no easy match for the Euros. We controlled the game well, we got more opportunities,” Vitinha said with satisfaction. Portugal coach Roberto Martinez praised the players for their effort and performance, saying, “The Czech Republic scored on just one shot on target. We tried more attacks, and we ended up winning.”

The win will give Portugal a positive start to their journey at Euro 2024.

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