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Portugal 2-1 Egypt

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 19 goals in his last nine appearances for club and country

Cristiano Ronaldo won the battle between two of Europe's in-form strikers as Portugal defeated Mohamed Salah's Egypt 2-1 in Zurich.

The European champions trailed until the 90th minute before Ronaldo scored twice to steal victory.

Salah opened the scoring after the interval with a sweet left-footed drive from outside the area.

But Ronaldo made it 43 goals in 40 appearances this term as Portugal laid down a marker before the World Cup.

Top goalscorers in international football
Ali Daei (Iran) - 109 goals
Ferenc Puskas (Hungary) - 84
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) - 81
Kunishige Kamamoto (Japan) - 80
Godfrey Chitalu (Zambia) - 79

After a tame first half, Liverpool forward Salah backed up his impressive four-goal performance against Watford on Saturday with a smart finish to give Egypt the lead.

With the clock ticking down and with victory for Egypt in sight, Portugal's captain equalised and then sealed the win with two powerful headers in the dying minutes.

Next up for Portugal is the Netherlands - who fell to defeat against England on Friday evening - while Egypt face Greece.

Line-ups

Portugal

  • 22Beto
  • 21Cédric Soares
  • 3Pires da Fonseca
  • 2Bruno AlvesBooked at 88mins
  • 5Jose Guerreiro
  • 10João MárioSubstituted forRicardo Quaresmaat 61'minutes
  • 13NevesSubstituted forBruno Fernandesat 76'minutes
  • 8João MoutinhoSubstituted forAndré Gomesat 61'minutes
  • 11Bernardo SilvaSubstituted forGelson Martinsat 68'minutes
  • 9André SilvaSubstituted forGonçalo Guedesat 76'minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 1Rui Patrício
  • 4Novo Neto
  • 6José Fonte
  • 12Lopes
  • 15André Gomes
  • 16Manuel Fernandes
  • 17Gonçalo Guedes
  • 18Gelson Martins
  • 19Mário Rui
  • 20Ricardo Quaresma
  • 23Adrien Silva
  • 24Cavaco Cancelo
  • 25Bruno Fernandes

Egypt

  • 23El-Shenawy
  • 7FathyBooked at 54mins
  • 2Gabr
  • 6Hegazi
  • 13Shafy
  • 19El SaidSubstituted forWardaat 66'minutes
  • 17Elneny
  • 8El Said HamedSubstituted forAshour Sanad Attiaat 87'minutes
  • 10SalahSubstituted forShikabalaat 79'minutes
  • 9Hassan MahgoubSubstituted forMohsenat 62'minutes
  • 21Trézéguet

Substitutes

  • 3El Mohamady
  • 5Morsy
  • 11Kahraba
  • 12Abbas Eldawy
  • 14Sobhi
  • 15Mohsen
  • 16Razek El-Shenawy
  • 18Shikabala
  • 20Saad
  • 22Warda
  • 25Ashour Sanad Attia
  • 27Ashraf
Referee:
Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni
Attendance:
19,869

Match Stats

Home TeamPortugalAway TeamEgypt
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home18
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away0
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Portugal 2, Egypt 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portugal 2, Egypt 1.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Video Review: Goal. Referee decision on field stands.

Delay in match (Portugal). Video Review.

Goal!

Goal! Portugal 2, Egypt 1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ricardo Quaresma with a cross following a set piece situation.

Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Marwan Mohsen (Egypt).

Goal!

Goal! Portugal 1, Egypt 1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ricardo Quaresma with a cross.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Ali Gabr.

Attempt saved. Bruno Fernandes (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Bruno Alves (Portugal) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Bruno Alves (Portugal).

Marwan Mohsen (Egypt) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Egypt. Hossam Ashour replaces Tarek Hamed.

Attempt saved. Shikabala (Egypt) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Bruno Alves (Portugal).

Amr Warda (Egypt) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rolando (Portugal).

Marwan Mohsen (Egypt) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Rolando (Portugal) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Raphael Guerreiro with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Amr Warda.

Substitution

Substitution, Egypt. Shikabala replaces Mohamed Salah.

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. Bruno Fernandes replaces Rúben Neves.

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. Gonçalo Guedes replaces André Silva.

Cédric Soares (Portugal) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Trézéguet (Egypt).

Foul by André Silva (Portugal).

Mohamed Salah (Egypt) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Egypt. Mohamed El-Shenawy tries a through ball, but Marwan Mohsen is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gelson Martins with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Trézéguet (Egypt) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marwan Mohsen.

Offside, Portugal. Bruno Alves tries a through ball, but Cristiano Ronaldo is caught offside.

Offside, Egypt. Marwan Mohsen tries a through ball, but Mohamed Salah is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. Gelson Martins replaces Bernardo Silva.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Egypt. Amr Warda replaces Abdallah El Said.

Delay in match Mohamed El-Shenawy (Egypt) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Raphael Guerreiro (Portugal) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Ali Gabr.

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