A brace from Bruno Fernandes and one both from Ronaldo with Cancelo as Portugal beat Israel 4-0 in the buildup friendly game to Euros2020, MySportPlug reports.
First Half Report Portugal 2-0 Israel
The Portuguese ensured the first half of the encounter was their for the taking as they bossed play and made things easy for them to score the goals they needed within 45 minutes.
Israel were solid in the early stages as they took care of business despite the amount of attacks thrown at them by a side who have one of football greatest all over their defenders.
Portugal continued to press on as it progressed but they find it difficult breaking down their opponent who were good in clearing off their back line despite the numerous opportunities.
Bruno Fernandes scored the opener in the 43rd minutes after an amazing play which saw Joao Cancelo orchestrating the assistance which gave his country a 1-0 lead from a beautiful finish.
Cristiano Ronaldo doubled the lead in the 44th minute of the game after an amazing buildup play which saw Bruno Fernandes laying down the assist for the goal that made the scoreline 2-0.
The first half came to an end as Portugal headed for the break with the advantage going to them against Israel who couldn’t hold their ground all through the 45 minutes of play.
Second Half Report Portugal 2-0 Israel
More from both teams ensured the second half started on a good note which we witnessed some good early opportunities that could have resulted to something for them.
Portugal still carried on with their usual dominance like they did in the first 45 minutes which saw them scoring twice and making sure everything went in their favor against their opponent.
Israel did create some good opportunities which their finishing let them down after breaking down the Portuguese defense which they just couldn’t make it count at the end of it all.
More opportunities but nothing to show for it as they continued the game without any goal being scored which saw the encounter entering into the last few minutes of the second half.
Joao Cancelo extended the lead for his Country after scoring a stunner in the 86th minute of the game after so much pressure before they finally made it 3-0 with the wing back getting the goal.
Bruno Fernandes made sure he finished off the game with a brace which was scored in the 90+ minutes as the scoreline turned into 4-0 for the Portuguese.
The match finally finished with Portugal ending their friendly buildup to Euros2020 with an emphatic victory against Israel who couldn’t do a thing but concede 4-0 in the encounter.
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