• Bruno Fernandes 32', 65'
2
Playoff Round 1
Finished
POR
MAE
KO
  • GOAL! PORTUGAL 1-0 NORTH MACEDONIA! Fernandes gives Portugal a vital lead in this match! The midfielder races onto Stefan Ristovski's lax pass and plays a one-two with Ronaldo to burst into the box. Once he's there, he doesn't miss, slotting the ball cleanly into the bottom left corner of the net.
    Portugal
    Goal
    POR - Bruno Fernandes
    32'
HT
  • North Macedonia make another substitution. They're still second-best at the moment. Churlinov replaces Trajkovski on their left wing.
    North-Macedonia
    North-Macedonia
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Aleksandar Trajkovsk
    Substitution - In0 - Darko Churlinov
    59'
  • GOAL! PORTUGAL 2-0 NORTH MACEDONIA! Portugal are surely heading to Qatar now! North Macedonia get caught upfield and the hosts counter at speed. Fernandes ghosts into the box from deep and finishes Jota's left-wing cross sumptuously to grab his second goal of the game.
    Portugal
    Goal
    POR - Bruno Fernandes
    65'
  • Musliu is also shown a yellow card for his part in the unpleasantness. This game has mostly been played in the right spirit, so it'd be a shame for North Macedonia to lose their heads now.
    North-Macedonia
    Yellow card
    MAE - Visar Musliu
    68'
  • Otavio wins a free-kick down the right for Portugal as he's taken out by Alioski. Portugal take exception to the challenge and Cancelo is booked for his part in the resulting fracas.
    Portugal
    Yellow card
    POR - João Cancelo
    68'
  • Alioski struggles once more with Otavio's trickery and brings the Portugal winger down. He doesn't escape a yellow card this time.
    North-Macedonia
    Yellow card
    MAE - Ezgjan Alioski
    74'
  • North Macedonia make another change. The jig is surely up for them regardless. Kostadinov goes off. Askovski replaces him.
    North-Macedonia
    North-Macedonia
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out2 - Tihomir Kostadinov
    Substitution - In0 - Stefan Askovski
    75'
  • Portugal make two substitutions to see the game out. Otavio goes off. He's had a fine game. On comes Carvalho.
    Portugal
    Portugal
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Otávio
    Substitution - In0 - William Carvalho
    Portugal
    Portugal
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Diogo Jota
    Substitution - In0 - Rafael Leão
    77'
  • North Macedonia have given up the ghost. Their biggest name Elmas leaves the pitch. Nikolov comes on for the last few minutes.
    North-Macedonia
    North-Macedonia
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Eljif Elmas
    Substitution - In0 - Boban Nikolov
    87'
  • Bernardo Silva heads to the dugout. The Atletico Madrid forward Felix takes his place on the pitch for Portugal.
    Portugal
    Portugal
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Bernardo Silva
    Substitution - In24 - João Félix
    87'
  • Fernandes also heads off to an excellent reception from the Portugal fans. He's played a huge part in securing his country's place in Qatar with his performance here. Nunes replaces him.
    Portugal
    Portugal
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Bruno Fernandes
    Substitution - In0 - Matheus Nunes
    88'
  • Portugal substitution. Vitinha gets to enjoy a minute or two of a memorable occasion for the hosts. Moutinho goes off.
    Portugal
    Portugal
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - João Moutinho
    Substitution - In0 - Vitinha
    91'
FT
Portugal
Match stats
North-Macedonia
64%
Possession
36%
11
Shots
3
3
Shots (On goal)
0
7
Corners
3
0
Saves
1
11
Fouls
12

Line-ups

0
Diogo Costa
0
João Cancelo
0
Pepe
0
Danilo Pereira
0
Nuno Mendes
0
Bruno Fernandes
2x
0
João Moutinho
0
Bernardo Silva
0
Otávio
0
Cristiano Ronaldo
0
Diogo Jota
Portugal
4-3-3
0
Stole Dimitrievski
13
Stefan Ristovski
0
Darko Velkovski
0
Visar Musliu
0
Ezgjan Alioski
2
Arijan Ademi
0
Enis Bardhi
2
Tihomir Kostadinov
0
Eljif Elmas
0
Aleksandar Trajkovsk
0
Milan Ristovski
North-Macedonia
4-2-3-1

Team stats

Portugal

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
Diogo Costa
000
ForwardsGGASFCFW
01200
77'
00005
77'
01231
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
91'
00010
88'
32',
65'
20421
87'
00031
DefendersGGASFCFW
00110
Nuno Mendes
00000
00003
00000
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
Rafael Leão
77'(Diogo Jota)
00000
77'(Otávio)
00000
João Félix
87'(Bernardo Silva)
00000
Matheus Nunes
88'(Bruno Fernandes)
00010
Vitinha
91'(João Moutinho)
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
000--
000--

North-Macedonia

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
021
ForwardsGGASFCFW
Milan Ristovski
45'
00010
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
00111
00020
Eljif Elmas
87'
00003
Tihomir Kostadinov
75'
00022
59'
00010
DefendersGGASFCFW
00002
00142
00000
Visar Musliu
00010
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
Bojan Miovski
45'(Milan Ristovski)
00000
59'(Aleksandar Trajkovsk)
00000
75'(Tihomir Kostadinov)
00000
87'(Eljif Elmas)
00001
Nikola Serafimov
00000
00000
00000
00000
Dorian Babunski
00000
Todor Todoroski
00000
000--
000--

Team Ranks

Portugal
Match stats
North-Macedonia
64%
Possession
36%
11
Shots
3
3
Shots (On goal)
0
7
Corners
3
0
Saves
1
11
Fouls
12