European Championship Qualifying - Group B
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Portugal 0-0 Ukraine: Cristiano Ronaldo return ends in frustrating draw

Cristiano Ronaldo
Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 85 goals in 155 international games

European champions Portugal were held to a frustrating goalless draw in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier against Ukraine as Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the side.

Ronaldo had missed the past six internationals after Portugal were knocked out in the World Cup last 16.

Ukraine keeper Andriy Pyatov made two strong saves to deny Ronaldo and also kept out Andre Silva's curling effort.

Portugal had 18 shots in Lisbon, while Ukraine managed just two.

William Carvalho thought he had put Portugal in front with a close-range header after 16 minutes but it was ruled out for offside.

There was also a penalty appeal from the hosts in stoppage time when substitute Dyego Sousa appeared to be bundled over as he tried to get on the end of Ronaldo's low cross.

Portugal will host Serbia on Monday in Lisbon. Luxembourg beat Lithuania 2-1 in Friday's other Group B match.

The top two teams from each group qualify for the Euro 2020 finals but if Portugal were to miss out, they are guaranteed a play-off place after reaching the Nations League semi-finals.

Line-ups

Portugal

  • 1Rui Patrício
  • 2Cavaco Cancelo
  • 3Pepe
  • 4Rúben Dias
  • 5Guerreiro
  • 14William Carvalho
  • 18NevesSubstituted forFerreira Silvaat 62'minutes
  • 8João MoutinhoSubstituted forJoão Márioat 87'minutes
  • 11Bernardo Silva
  • 9André SilvaSubstituted forFerreira Sousaat 73'minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 6José Fonte
  • 10João Mário
  • 12Malheiro de Sá
  • 13Danilo
  • 15Ferreira Silva
  • 16Sequeira
  • 17Jota
  • 19Mário Rui
  • 20Afonso Fernandes
  • 21Nélson Semedo
  • 22Beto
  • 23Ferreira Sousa

Ukraine

  • 12Pyatov
  • 21Karavaev
  • 4Krivtsov
  • 22Matvyenko
  • 13Mykolenko
  • 6StepanenkoBooked at 86mins
  • 11MarlosSubstituted forTsygankovat 67'minutes
  • 17Zinchenko
  • 8Malinovskiy
  • 10KonoplyankaSubstituted forBuyalskiyat 87'minutes
  • 18YaremchukSubstituted forRibeiro Moraes Juniorat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Boyko
  • 2Butko
  • 3Sobol
  • 5Burda
  • 7Shaparenko
  • 9Kravets
  • 14Buyalskiy
  • 15Tsygankov
  • 16Sydorchuk
  • 19Ribeiro Moraes Junior
  • 20Bezus
  • 23Lunin
Referee:
Clément Turpin
Attendance:
58,355

Match Stats

Home TeamPortugalAway TeamUkraine
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home18
Away5
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home18
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Portugal 0, Ukraine 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portugal 0, Ukraine 0.

João Mário (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Moraes (Ukraine).

Foul by Dyego Sousa (Portugal).

Sergey Krivtsov (Ukraine) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by William Carvalho.

Pepe (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Moraes (Ukraine).

Attempt saved. Dyego Sousa (Portugal) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by João Mário.

William Carvalho (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ruslan Malinovskiy (Ukraine).

Attempt missed. William Carvalho (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Raphael Guerreiro (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ruslan Malinovskiy (Ukraine).

Substitution

Substitution, Ukraine. Vitaliy Buyalskiy replaces Yevhen Konoplyanka.

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. João Mário replaces João Moutinho.

Booking

Taras Stepanenko (Ukraine) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Rafa (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Taras Stepanenko (Ukraine).

Corner, Ukraine. Conceded by Rúben Dias.

Attempt blocked. Moraes (Ukraine) left footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Attempt saved. Yevhen Konoplyanka (Ukraine) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Oleksandr Zinchenko.

Attempt blocked. Moraes (Ukraine) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Pepe (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Moraes (Ukraine).

Attempt saved. Dyego Sousa (Portugal) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by João Moutinho with a cross.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Taras Stepanenko.

Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Raphael Guerreiro.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Vitaliy Mykolenko.

Foul by Dyego Sousa (Portugal).

Andriy Pyatov (Ukraine) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Sergey Krivtsov.

Substitution

Substitution, Ukraine. Moraes replaces Roman Yaremchuk.

Offside, Portugal. João Cancelo tries a through ball, but Cristiano Ronaldo is caught offside.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Taras Stepanenko.

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. Dyego Sousa replaces André Silva.

Rúben Dias (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Roman Yaremchuk (Ukraine).

Foul by Rúben Dias (Portugal).

goal

As It Stood

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