Nacional 0 - 0 Birmingham
Birmingham earned a valuable draw in Portugal in their first major European game for 49 years.
And the Blues could have even taken an advantage into the Europa League play-off second leg game after hitting the woodwork three times.
Steven Caldwell headed against the bar from a Jean Beausejour corner in the first half.
Striker Chris Wood hit the post twice, the first from a free-kick and then a header from Chris Burke's delivery.
The Portuguese side made a good start when Mateus da Costa was denied by a well-timed challenge by defender Curtis Davies in the area.
The Championship side fought back with Davies bringing a good save out of home goalkeeper Elisson, before Caldwell and Wood both struck the woodwork.
Wood struck the post with a header again and then fired an effort across the face of goal.
The Blues came close to snatching victory in the last five minutes when Caldwell headed Beausejour's free-kick a foot over the bar.
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Full Time The match has reached full-time.90:00 +1:13
Foul by da Costa Mateus on David Murphy, free kick awarded. Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.85:26
Aliste Felipe Lopes concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Wood. Jean Beausejour produces a cross, Steven Caldwell produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.84:15
Unfair challenge on Chris Wood by Batista Elizeu results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Carr.82:07
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.80:54
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ferreira Danielson on Chris Wood. Jean Beausejour produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Rosa Elisson makes a comfortable save.76:40
Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from de Lima Diego Barcelos.76:40 Booking
Booking Stephen Carr goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.76:35
Stephen Carr concedes a free kick for a foul on da Costa Mateus.74:08
Shot from close range by da Costa Mateus clears the bar.72:32
The ball is sent over by Chris Burke.70:38
The free kick is swung in left-footed by Jean Beausejour, clearance made by Batista Elizeu.70:38 Booking
Booking Miguel Joao Aurelio is booked.70:31
Chris Wood fouled by Miguel Joao Aurelio, the ref awards a free kick.69:28
Corner taken right-footed by Daniel Candeias from the right by-line, Chris Burke manages to make a clearance.68:31 Substitution
Substitution Daniel Candeias is brought on as a substitute for Jose Edgar Costa.67:28
The referee blows for offside against Chris Wood. Indirect free kick taken by Rosa Elisson.65:58
Outswinging corner taken by Jean Beausejour from the left by-line, Curtis Davies produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.65:05
Foul by Chris Wood on Ferreira Danielson, free kick awarded. Rosa Elisson takes the direct free kick.64:01
Corner from the right by-line taken by Miguel Nuno Pinto, save made by Boaz Myhill.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jose Edgar Costa.61:02
Foul by David Murphy on Jose Edgar Costa, free kick awarded. Miguel Nuno Pinto crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Curtis Davies makes a clearance.59:06
Mario Rondon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Curtis Davies. Stephen Carr restarts play with the free kick.57:33
Outswinging corner taken by Miguel Nuno Pinto. Jose Edgar Costa has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.55:58
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on da Costa Mateus by Stephen Carr. Direct free kick taken by Ferreira Danielson.55:32
Close range effort by Chris Wood misses to the left of the target.54:49
The referee blows for offside against Nathan Redmond. Rosa Elisson takes the indirect free kick.54:07
Jonathan Spector fouled by Dos Santos Luis Alberto, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.52:59
Free kick taken by Rosa Elisson.52:59 Booking
Booking Liam Ridgewell is cautioned.52:26
Foul by Chris Wood on Aliste Felipe Lopes, free kick awarded.47:22
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by David Murphy, Close range shot by Steven Caldwell misses to the left of the goal.47:01
Chris Burke produces a cross, Headed effort from close in by Chris Wood bounces off the post.46:16
Nathan Redmond takes a shot. Save made by Rosa Elisson.45:24
Corner taken by Jose Edgar Costa, Ferreira Danielson takes a shot. Comfortable save by Boaz Myhill.45:01
The match restarts for the second half.45:01 Substitution
Substitution Batista Elizeu joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dejan Skolnik.45:01 Substitution
Substitution De Lima Diego Barcelos on for Rene Mihelic.45:00 +1:05 Half time
Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.45:00 +0:15
Jose Edgar Costa challenges David Murphy unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Murphy restarts play with the free kick.43:22
Chris Wood takes a shot.42:36
Free kick taken by Jean Beausejour.42:36 Booking
Booking Jose Edgar Costa booked.42:27
Jose Edgar Costa concedes a free kick for a foul on Jean Beausejour.38:27
The official flags Rene Mihelic offside. Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.35:49
Foul by Miguel Joao Aurelio on Jean Beausejour, free kick awarded. David Murphy restarts play with the free kick.34:08
Dejan Skolnik delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel. Effort on goal by Dos Santos Luis Alberto from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.34:08 Booking
Booking Jean Beausejour is cautioned.34:02
Jean Beausejour challenges Miguel Joao Aurelio unfairly and gives away a free kick.32:35
David Murphy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jose Edgar Costa. Free kick crossed left-footed by Dejan Skolnik, comfortable save by Boaz Myhill.31:44
Jose Edgar Costa fouled by Jean Beausejour, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Aliste Felipe Lopes.30:48
Corner taken left-footed by Dejan Skolnik, Dos Santos Luis Alberto produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.30:00
The ball is sent over by Jose Edgar Costa, Mario Rondon takes a shot. Blocked by Curtis Davies.28:44
Mario Rondon has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide left.26:25
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Wood by Aliste Felipe Lopes. David Murphy takes the free kick.25:33
Da Costa Mateus concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Ridgewell. Boaz Myhill takes the direct free kick.23:54
Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Wood on Rosa Elisson. Rosa Elisson takes the direct free kick.23:26
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by David Murphy, Header from inside the area by Steven Caldwell strikes the post.20:24
David Murphy takes a inswinging corner. The offside flag is raised against Chris Wood. Miguel Joao Aurelio takes the indirect free kick.18:29
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Ridgewell by Mario Rondon. Free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.17:33
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on da Costa Mateus by Jonathan Spector. Miguel Nuno Pinto takes the direct free kick.16:15
Corner taken by David Murphy.15:32
Miguel Nuno Pinto gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Burke. Free kick taken by Curtis Davies.13:27
The assistant referee flags for offside against Jose Edgar Costa. Chris Wood takes the indirect free kick.11:07
Dos Santos Luis Alberto takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand upright.10:21
David Murphy concedes a free kick for a foul on Miguel Joao Aurelio. Miguel Joao Aurelio takes the free kick.9:07
Jean Beausejour gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dos Santos Luis Alberto. Dejan Skolnik restarts play with the free kick.6:30
Chris Burke takes a shot. Save made by Rosa Elisson.6:03
Dos Santos Luis Alberto takes a shot. Save by Boaz Myhill.4:14
Corner taken by Dos Santos Luis Alberto from the right by-line, Ferreira Danielson takes a shot. Save by Boaz Myhill.1:51
Short corner taken by Dejan Skolnik from the right by-line. Ferreira Danielson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.0:00
The game gets underway.
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