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World Cup Qualification UEFA • Group B
  • 2nd Half
  • Portugal
  • Hungary
  • GomesPizzi
    86'
  • GeraPintér
    86'
  • João MárioMoutinho
    83'
  • Kádár
    83'
  • Gera
    76'
  • GyurcsóKalmár
    69'
  • SilvaSilva
    67'
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
    65'
  • Dzsudzsák
    61'
  • 1/2 Time
  • Portugal
  • Hungary
  • LangLovrencsics
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • Portugal
  • Hungary
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
    36'
  • Silva
    32'
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Portugal - Hungary
World Cup Qualification UEFA - 25 March 2017

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90+2' 

FT: Portugal 3-0 Hungary. Ronaldo's brace and Silva's opener ease the European champions to a comfortable win. They move to within three points of top spot and consolidate second.

90' 

Two minutes added.

89' 

Plenty of positives for the hosts. Another milestone for CR and another goal for the young pretender in Silva.

88' 

Portugal will move back to within three points of leaders Switzerland with clear breathing space between them and Hungary in third.

  • Pizzi
    OffAndré GomesPortugalPORTUGAL CHANGE: Pizzi on for Gomes.
  • Pizzi
    OnPizziPortugal
87' 

PORTUGAL CHANGE: Pizzi on for Gomes.

  • Ádám Pintér
    OffZoltán GeraHungaryHUNGARY CHANGE: Gera off, Pinter on.
  • Ádám Pintér
    OnÁdám PintérHungary
86' 

HUNGARY CHANGE: Gera off, Pinter on.

85' 

Bernardo loops a header onto the top of the netting after lovely wing wizardry from Quaresma.

  • João Moutinho
    OffJoão MárioPortugalPORTUGAL CHANGE: Mario off, Moutinho on.
  • João Moutinho
    OnJoão MoutinhoPortugal
84' 

PORTUGAL CHANGE: Mario off, Moutinho on.

  • Tamás Kádár
    Yellow cardTamás KádárHungaryKadar booked for fouling Cedric.
83' 

Kadar booked for fouling Cedric.

82' 

Portugal preparing to bring on Moutinho.

81' 

'Ole' chants from the home support.

79' 

Portugal just toying with the away side now. There's more goals in it if they want them.

  • Zoltán Gera
    Yellow cardZoltán GeraHungaryGera booked.
77' 

Gera booked.

76' 

Another game, another landmark...

75' 

There should be a Twitter account called 'OptaRonaldo'...

74' 

Gomes picks it up 30 yards out but crashes his right-foot drive way over the bar.

73' 

ATTEMPTS: Portugal 12-3 Hungary.

72' 

Quaresma tricks his way to the left byline. He crosses to the far post.. Ronaldo picks it up and scoops it back into the middle. It's hacked clear. Portugal enjoying themselves... Hungary just want this over.

  • Zsolt Kalmár
    OffÁdám GyurcsóHungaryHUNGARY CHANGE: Gyurcso, Kalmar on.
  • Zsolt Kalmár
    OnZsolt KalmárHungary
70' 

HUNGARY CHANGE: Gyurcso, Kalmar on.

69' 

Dzsudzsák has a go from 40 yards buty can't catcgh Patricio out as the keeper scampers back to gather on his line.

  • Bernardo Silva
    OffAndré SilvaPortugalPORTUGAL CHANGE: Silva off, Bernardo on.
  • Bernardo Silva
    OnBernardo SilvaPortugal
68' 

PORTUGAL CHANGE: Silva off, Bernardo on.

66' 

A ninth goal in WC 2018 qualifying for CR and 70 for his country overall. What a player.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo
    GoalCristiano RonaldoPortugalGOAL! Ronaldo thunders a stunning 30-yard free kick from the left edge of the box into the far corner. Game over.
65' 

GOAL! Ronaldo thunders a stunning 30-yard free kick from the left edge of the box into the far corner. Game over.

64' 

Quaresma with some silky feet to bewitch Gergö Lovrencsics and win a free kick.

63' 

Hungary load a free kick from deep into the home side's box, but Fonte and Co remain unfazed.

62' 
  • Balázs Dzsudzsák
    Yellow cardBalázs DzsudzsákHungaryDzsudzsák booked for a late tackle on Fonte.
61' 

Dzsudzsák booked for a late tackle on Fonte.

60' 

Ronaldo picks up the loose ball on the edge of the box, but is crowded out before he can get a shot away.

59' 

Hungary struggling to get out of their half again now.

57' 

Guerreiro with another fine delivery into the box, but the home side can't make anything of it. You sense Portugal could be in for more goals here despite Hungary's improvement in this half.

56' 

Ronaldo weaves in from the left but sees his piledriver deflect wide.

54' 

Quaresma skips into the left of the area and teases in a low ball towards Silva at the far post - but it's well read and hacked clear on the stretch.

53' 

Joao Mario tries his luck from 25 yards but doesn't find the curl he needed.

52' 

Quaresma aims a right-wing cross towards Ronaldo, but Gulacsi reads it and comes off his line to pluck the ball out of the air.

51' 

A man of all talents.

50' 

Hungary have changed shape slightly and have come out with a positive attitude. The visitors are probing, but Bese's cross from the right is too close to Patricio.

49' 

Looks like Portugal have found a real goalscorer. It was so often the Achilles heel of some of their fine sides of recent years.

48' 

All the HT talk about the sorceror and his apprentice: Ronaldo and Silva.

  • Gergo Lovrencsics
    OffÁdám LangHungaryHUNGARY HT CHANGE: Gergö Lovrencsics on for Adam Lang.
  • Gergo Lovrencsics
    OnGergo LovrencsicsHungary
47' 

HUNGARY HT CHANGE: Gergö Lovrencsics on for Adam Lang.

  • 2nd Half
46' 

KICK OFF! Hungary get us back underway.

  • End of 1st Half
45' 

HT: Portugal 2-0 Hungary. The European champions look on course for the three points after two goals in four minutes turned the match in their favour. Silva and Ronaldo on target.

44' 
43' 

Silva lets fly from long range, but it's well wide.

42' 

Portugal enjoying themselves now. Important for Hungary to stay strong late in this half. A third for the hosts will be curtains.

41' 

João Mário dinks a pass into the box for Ronaldo who improvises with an overhead kick that doesn't really trouble the keeper.

40' 

Andre Gomes turns his man and fizzes in a cross from the right that Gulacsi is forced to fist to safety.

38' 

It's going to be an uphill task for Hungary now. The gameplan was working well, but a two-goal blast in four minutes has pumped up the Lison crowd.

37' 

Goal number 69 for his country. Not bad at all.

Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo gestures after missing a goal opportunity during the WC 2018 group B football qualifing match with Hungary at the Luz stadium in Lisbon
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
    GoalCristiano RonaldoPortugalGOAL! It's two! Ronaldo rifles a low drive into the bottom corner from 18 yards after a lovely flick into his path from Silva.
36' 

GOAL! It's two! Ronaldo rifles a low drive into the bottom corner from 18 yards after a lovely flick into his path from Silva.

34' 
Portugal's forward Andre Silva (R) is cogratulated by teammates midfielder Joao Mario (C) and forward Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring a goal during the WC 2018 football qualification match between Faroe Islands and Portugal in Torshavn on October 10, 2016
33' 

Suddenly there is a real zest to Portugal's play. That goal came at a key point as the crowd were becoming restless.

32' 

That is Silva's fifth goal in six games for Portugal.

  • André Silva
    GoalAndré SilvaPortugalGOAL! Andre Silva taps home at the far post after Guerreiro had put it on a plate for him with a lovely low ball in from the left. Ronaldo had opened up the defence with a probing run and pass to the flank.
32' 

GOAL! Andre Silva taps home at the far post after Guerreiro had put it on a plate for him with a lovely low ball in from the left. Ronaldo had opened up the defence with a probing run and pass to the flank.

29' 

Fonte misses a deep left-wing cross to the far post, but Szalai's volley from a tight angle flies way over the top.

27' 

Ronaldo tries to change that with a quick shuffle of his magical feet, but his drive from long range is well blocked.

26' 

A few whistles as Hungary pop it about in the midfield. Portugal guilty of stepping up a gear and then dropping back a bit.

24' 

This match was hyped up given the 3-3 draw at the Euros last summer. It's not come close so far, but still plenty of time for a spark to ignite.

22' 

Ádám Nagy makes a nuisance of himself on the left of the Portugal box, but his cross deflects back onto him and out of play. Unlucky.

21' 

Ronaldo walks off a bit bemused. He expects to score that type of chance. Goal number eight in qualifying will have to wait...

20' 

CLOSE! Quaresma somehow finds Ronaldo with a deflected cross to the far post, but the forward's header flies wide.

19' 

Cedric a bit winded after taking the full force of that shot. He'll be OK to continue though.

18' 

Ádám Szalai leads the charge for Hungary following the Portugal corner. He lets fly from 30 yards but sees his shot blocked by Cedric.

17' 

Quaresma slaloms down the left. He weaves into the box but sees his cross towards Ronaldo diverted behind.

16' 

A lovely move sees the home side press down the left. Raphael Guerreiro jinks inside the full back, but can't dig out the cross as Balázs Dzsudzsák works hard to block on the cover.

15' 

Adam Gyurcsó chases a hopeful punt over the top, but it's too close to Patricio.

14' 

Ronaldo's free kick clips the wall and flies harmlessly wide. The resulting corner is fired too close to Gulacsi who easily gathers.

13' 

Free kick to Portugal in Ronaldo territory 30 yards out...

12' 

Vinicius is very slow and late with his challenge as Silva slalmoed past him. It's a talking to from the ref for the new Hungary defender.

11' 

Quaresma seeks out Ronaldo's dash, but overcook the pass.

10' 

Cedric races towards a looping, loose ball on the edge of the box but sees his long-range header easily gobbled vup by Gulacsi.

9' 

Portugal beginning to warm to the occasion. Hungary dropping deeper.

8' 

Hungary will be happy if those are the areas Ronaldo is forced to operate in this evening. CR will see it as an early sighter...

6' 

First sight of Ronaldo. The Real Madrid man jinks in from the left and flashes well wide from 30 yards.

4' 

Bernd Storck will be content with how his side have kept possession so far. Ronaldo a bit isolated at present.

3' 

Zoltan Gera rolling back the years in the midfield early doors. Some neat touches as Hungary look to keep the hosts from making a fast start.

2' 

Paulo Vinicius is making his debut in central defence for Hungary this evening. The visitors are missing some key personnel and the European champions will be keen to exploit any weakness.

  • 1st Half
1' 

KICK OFF!

19.40 

Ronaldo and his teammates have looked rather relaxed in the lead up to this match. Perhaps it has something to do with Portugal having never lost in 11 previous meetings with Hungary....

19.35 

Ronaldo is Portugal's all-time leading scorer, notching 68 times in 136 appearances.

19.30 

But Portugal hit back on each occasion with Ronaldo also netting a brace.

Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a goal during the Euro 2016 group F football match between Hungary and Portugal at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Decines-Charpieu, near Lyon, on June 22, 2016
19.25 

LAST TIME: The sides played out an enthralling 3-3 draw at Euro 2016 last summer. Hungary led three times with Balázs Dzsudzsák hitting a double...

Hungary's midfielder Balazs Dzsudzsak celebrates after scoring a goal during the Euro 2016 group F football match between Hungary and Portugal at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Decines-Charpieu, near Lyon, on June 22, 2016.
19.20 

West Ham centre back Jose Fonte has featured in all of Portugal's qualifiers to-date. He told the Hammers' website: "I look forward to it, obviously. It’s always an honour to play for your country. It will be good to see the boys and to be with them, but I want to succeed here. I want to win here."

Jose Fonte and Portugal face Wales on Wednesday
19.15

CONFIRMED TEAMS - PORTUGAL: Patricio; Cedric, Pepe, Fonte, Guerreiro; Quaresma, William, Gomes, Joao Mario; Ronaldo, Silva. /// HUNGARY: Gulacsi, Lang, Korhut, Kadar, Gyurcso, Vinicius, Bese, Gera, Nagy, Dzsudzsak, Szalai.

19.10 

Portugal lost their opening game of Group B to leaders Switzerland but have won the last three, netting 16 times and conceding once. Hungary have won their last two in qualifying after opening with a drew in the Faroe Islands and a 3-2 home reversal to the Swiss.

Portugal's Andre Silva in action against Latvia's Igors Tarasovs
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As it stands, the Swiss are six points clear of Portugal at the top of Group B having played a game more. Hungary are eight adrift of the summit, which means that the side who fails to produce the goods tonight will suffer a major blow to their World Cup hopes.

19.05 

Leaders Switzerland have just beaten Latvia 1-0 to make it five straight wins in this qualifying pool. Borussia Mönchengladbach's Josip Drmic got the winner on 66 minutes.

Josip Drmic
19.00 

Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the World Cup Group B Qualifier between Portugal and Hungary in Lisbon. It's second against third with two points separating the sides after four matches played. Will Cristiano Ronaldo and Co close in on leaders Switzerland with a victory? Or will Hungary spring a surprise and leapfrog the European champions? Kick off 7.45pm GMT.

Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (3R) celebrates after scoring a goal during the Euro 2016 group F football match between Hungary and Portugal at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Decines-Charpieu, near Lyon, on June 22, 2016