Players of Portugal celebrating a goal

CROATIA 2-3 PORTUGAL

Portugal's comeback against Croatia with Trincao as a shock (2-3)

Published:18/11/2020 - 00:59h

Updated:18/11/2020 - 00:59h

Portugal attained an unimportant victory in front of Croatia, since France already was classified for the semifinals of the League of Nations. Francisco Trincao played half part

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This Tuesday at night, the selection of Croatia received to the one of Portugal to treat to avoid the descent of his group of the UEFA Nations League, that by up already was decided with France -that went back to win, this time against Sweden- already classified for the semifinals​. The combined luso imposed to the Croatian, although this last achieved the permanence after the defeat of the Swedish.

In spite of the final result, went the selection of Croatia the one who achieved to put by in front in the marker. In this case, it went by the ex midfield player of the Real Madrid at present in Chelsea Mateo Kovacic. The footballer 'blue' went back to show his ease to incorporate to the finish from the second line and, after a first finish refused by Rui Patricio, did not fail in the second played.

Francisco Trincao, the revulsivo chosen

The selection of Portugal needed some offensive argument to demolish to a Croatia that carried the party to the rest and the elected was the only representative of the FC Barcelona in the selection lusa (after the course of Nélson Semedo to the Wolverhampton): Francisco Trincao. The Barcelona extreme relieved to Bruno Fernandes to try give depth to the team from the right band.

Shortly after, it arrived an action that changed the party completely: Marko Rog was expelled by an entrance by behind to Cristiano Ronaldo and of the immediately back action arrived the tie of Portugal. The forward of the Juventus of Turín launched the fault and, after the refuse of the goalkeeper, Rúben Semedo assisted to his namesake Rúben Dias so that this marked to pleasure from the frontal of the small area.

Portugal traces back in the final stretch

To the hour of game, consummated the traced back of Portugal after Diogo Jota, that won background line, gave the pass of the death to Joao Félix so that this finished at the end of the meshes. A goal that went back to be neutralised five minutes afterwards by the selection of Croatia, that went back to empatar thanks to Mateo Kovacic that, with a shot crossed from the frontal of the area, went back to beat to Rui Patricio.

The definite goal would arrive in the minute 90, after an error garrafal of Livakovic, goalkeeper of Croatia. To the cancerbero escaped him of the hands a centre that already there was blocado and, with the balloon died in mouth of goal, Rúben Dias went back to hunt his opportunity to carry the three points to Portugal. A lucky action that, in this occasion, did not have consequences for the Croats, that would save of the descent.

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