Portugal thrash Nigeria 4-0 in friendly
Portugal’s last pre-World Cup friendly against Nigeria ended with an emphatic 4-0 win on Thursday.
The match was played at the Estadio Jose Alvalade Stadium in Lisbon.
Despite being without talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, the hosts took control of the game from the blast of the whistle.
Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, scored twice in the first half as Portugal took a 2-0 lead.
Fernandes tapped in Diogo Dalot’s cross, before stroking a penalty past Francis Uzoho.
The Super Eagles could have pulled one back at 2-0, but Emmanuel Dennis saw his poor penalty saved.
Gonzalo Ramos and Joao Mario added two more goals to seal the win for Fernando Santos’ side.
Nigeria head coach, Jose Peseiro, said that Portugal came out with their best team last night in their 4-0 thrashing of the Super Eagles.
Nigeria were no match for the Euro 2016 winners and suffered their fifth straight defeat in friendly matches
“We have to improve and improve a lot. It was a first half below what we expected, the second was much better,” Peseiro told A Bola.
“Portugal was better, they are superior, they have a great selection, but the scoreline is heavy and exaggerated because we could have made it 2-1 and then we suffered 0-3 and 0-4. We cannot concede four goals and some of them the way they were.”
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