Good evening and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE coverage of the Euro 2020 warm-up match between Portugal and Israel. It's time for Portugal to finalise their plans for the tournament which starts on Friday. Kick off is at 19:45 GMT.
Estádio José Alvalade / 09.06.2021
FULL TIME: Portugal 4-0 Israel
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Portugal 4 (90+2 mins - Bruno Fernandes) Israel 0. It's a fourth goal for Portugal and that's a wonderful strike from Fernandes who finds the back of the net from the edge of the box! The goalkeeper had no chance with that. The Manchester United midfielder has played very well here.
There’s a distinct possibility that England could meet Portugal in the last 16 of the Euros. I hope Santos and Southgate have both got their teams practicing penalty shootouts!
There will be two minutes of stoppage time played at the end of the match.
Portugal have strength in depth all over the pitch. Indeed, Santos has world class options in every position. Only England and France have more individual quality than the Selecao.
Excellent goal by Cancelo. He is such a capable player and as I was saying earlier in the match, he is so important to the way Portugal get out from the back down the wing.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Portugal 3 (87 mins - Joao Cancelo) Israel 0. What a strike! Cancelo has been the best player on the pitch and he has now capped his performance with a goal! He cut inside off the right side and curled a powerful strike in at the far post! Brilliant, brilliant goal by the Man City full back.
Five years ago, Portugal were somewhat lucky to go all the way at Euro 2016. This summer, though, they are expected to be contenders such is the quality of their squad.
PICTURE: Ronaldo scored in the first half
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If Portugal can make it through the Group of Death, they will stand a good chance of going far in the knockout rounds. They start their tournament with a fixture against Hungary.
Portugal have had the misfortune of landing in the so-called Group of Death at Euro 2020. They will face France, Germany and Hungary in Group F this summer. Challenging!
ZAHAVI... over! The Israeli striker gets across his marker to meet a low cross into the six yard box from the right wing, but Zahavi's shot is deflected over the crossbar by Silva!
He’s not the only Portuguese international to have had an excellent season at Lille. Fonte has enjoyed a career renaissance since making the move to France from Southampton.
Sanches has so much natural talent, but lost his way after making the move to Bayern Munich at a young age. He has, however, rediscovered his groove since joining Lille.
A year ago, Renato Sanches wouldn’t have been included in the Portugal squad for Euro 2020. However, the midfielder has had an excellent season for Lille, helping them to the French title. Will we see him late on here?
If there is a weakness to this Portugal squad it could be in the options they have to anchor the midfield. However, they still have Carvalho and Pereira to deploy in that area of the pitch.
Portugal came into this match on the back of a goalless draw against Spain at the Wanda Metropolitano. Santos will have been pleased with what he saw from his team in that performance.
Santos is accomplished in his own way, although not really in the club game. The veteran coach is one of the best at getting results out of a team at the top level of international soccer.
PICTURE: Fernandes has played well
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Patricio, who isn’t starting tonight, could be on the move this summer. The Wolves goalkeeper is expected to be on the way out of Molineux with Jose Mourinho keen to take the veteran shot-stopper to Roma.