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Portugal 0-0 Ukraine: Ronaldo's return ends in frustrating draw

Cristiano Ronaldo

Reigning 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 in the box 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
  • 18NevesSubstituted forFerreira Silvaat 62′minutes
  • 14William Carvalho
  • 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

Match Stats

Home TeamPortugalAway TeamUkraine
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home18
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home18
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away14

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Match ends, Portugal 0, Ukraine 0.

Full Time

Posted at 90’+5′

Second Half ends, Portugal 0, Ukraine 0.

Posted at 90’+4′

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

Posted at 90’+4′

Foul by Moraes (Ukraine).

Posted at 90’+2′

Foul by Dyego Sousa (Portugal).

Posted at 90’+2′

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

Posted at 90’+1′

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.

Posted at 90’+1′

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

Posted at 90’+1′

Foul by Moraes (Ukraine).

Posted at 90′

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

Posted at 90′

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

Posted at 90′

Foul by Ruslan Malinovskiy (Ukraine).

Posted at 88′

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

Posted at 88′

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

Posted at 88′

Foul by Ruslan Malinovskiy (Ukraine).

Substitution

Posted at 87′

Substitution, Ukraine. Vitaliy Buyalskiy replaces Yevhen Konoplyanka.

Substitution

Posted at 87′

Substitution, Portugal. João Mário replaces João Moutinho.

Booking

Posted at 86′

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

Posted at 86′

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

Posted at 86′

Foul by Taras Stepanenko (Ukraine).

Posted at 86′

Attempt missed. Ruslan Malinovskiy (Ukraine) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

Posted at 85′

Corner, Ukraine. Conceded by Rúben Dias.

Posted at 85′

Attempt blocked. Moraes (Ukraine) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Posted at 85′

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

Posted at 84′

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

Posted at 82′

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

Posted at 82′

Foul by Moraes (Ukraine).

Posted at 81′

Attempt missed. Dyego Sousa (Portugal) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by João Moutinho with a cross following a corner.

Posted at 81′

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Taras Stepanenko.

Posted at 81′

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

Posted at 80′

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Vitaliy Mykolenko.

Posted at 79′

Foul by Dyego Sousa (Portugal).

Posted at 79′

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

Posted at 79′

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Sergey Krivtsov.

Substitution

Posted at 76′

Substitution, Ukraine. Moraes replaces Roman Yaremchuk.

Posted at 76′

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

Posted at 75′

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Taras Stepanenko.

Substitution

Posted at 73′

Substitution, Portugal. Dyego Sousa replaces André Silva.

Posted at 70′

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

Posted at 70′

Foul by Roman Yaremchuk (Ukraine).

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Lionel Messi's return for Argentina ends in 3-1 defeat against Venezuela

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi’s return to the Argentina side for the first time since the World Cup ended in a 3-1 defeat by Venezuela.

Barcelona forward Messi has missed six internationals following a self-imposed exile since losing to eventual winners France in the last 16 in Russia.

Newcastle striker Salomon Rondon scored on six minutes before Jhon Murillo doubled the lead just before half-time.

Lautaro Martinez pulled a goal back, but Josef Martinez added Venezuela’s third with a penalty.

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, Chelsea’s on-loan striker Gonzalo Higuain and Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi were all left out of the squad for the friendly by manager Lionel Scaloni.

Despite five substitutions being made by Argentina, Juventus forward Paulo Dybala failed to make it off the bench although Watford’s Roberto Pereyra did play the final 12 minutes at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

Line-ups

Argentina

  • 1Armani
  • 29FoythBooked at 44mins
  • 2MercadoSubstituted forKannemannat 45′minutes
  • 14MartínezSubstituted forBlancoat 45′minutes
  • 24Montiel
  • 20Lo CelsoBooked at 54minsSubstituted forPereyraat 78′minutes
  • 5Paredes
  • 3Tagliafico
  • 10Messi
  • 18MartínezSubstituted forSuárezat 45′minutes
  • 22MartínezSubstituted forBenedettoat 70′minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kannemann
  • 7Pereyra
  • 8Acuña
  • 9Benedetto
  • 12Marchesín
  • 13Marcone
  • 19Zaracho
  • 21Dybala
  • 25Blanco
  • 26Saravia
  • 27Suárez
  • 32Musso

Venezuela

  • 1Fariñez
  • 20HernándezBooked at 47mins
  • 3OsorioBooked at 63mins
  • 2VillanuevaBooked at 33mins
  • 16Rosales
  • 15MurilloSubstituted forHurtadoat 89′minutes
  • 18HerreraSubstituted forSoteldoat 64′minutes
  • 5Moreno
  • 8RincónBooked at 82mins
  • 11MachísSubstituted forAñor Acostaat 79′minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 23RondónBooked at 56minsSubstituted forMartínezat 72′minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Chancellor
  • 7Añor Acosta
  • 9Córdova
  • 10Soteldo
  • 13Seijas
  • 14Del Pino
  • 17Martínez
  • 21González
  • 22Romo Perez
  • 24Figuera
  • 25Aristeguieta
  • 26Hurtado
Referee:
José María Sánchez Martínez

Match Stats

Home TeamArgentinaAway TeamVenezuela
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away17

Live Text

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Match ends, Argentina 1, Venezuela 3.

Full Time

Posted at 90’+3′

Second Half ends, Argentina 1, Venezuela 3.

Posted at 90’+1′

Matías Suárez (Argentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Posted at 90’+1′

Foul by Ronald Hernández (Venezuela).

Posted at 90’+1′

Juan Foyth (Argentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 90’+1′

Foul by Juanpi (Venezuela).

Posted at 90′

Domingo Blanco (Argentina) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at 90′

Foul by Roberto Rosales (Venezuela).

Substitution

Posted at 89′

Substitution, Venezuela. Jan Carlos Hurtado replaces Jhon Murillo.

Posted at 88′

Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Argentina) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Posted at 87′

Juanpi (Venezuela) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Posted at 87′

Lionel Messi (Argentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Posted at 87′

Foul by Juanpi (Venezuela).

Posted at 86′

Attempt missed. Darío Benedetto (Argentina) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lionel Messi with a cross.

Posted at 85′

Foul by Walter Kannemann (Argentina).

Posted at 85′

Josef Martínez (Venezuela) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 84′

Roberto Pereyra (Argentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 84′

Foul by Roberto Rosales (Venezuela).

Booking

Posted at 82′

Tomás Rincón (Venezuela) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Posted at 82′

Roberto Pereyra (Argentina) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Posted at 82′

Foul by Tomás Rincón (Venezuela).

Posted at 81′

Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Argentina) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Posted at 81′

Roberto Pereyra (Argentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Posted at 81′

Foul by Yordan Osorio (Venezuela).

Substitution

Posted at 79′

Substitution, Venezuela. Juanpi replaces Darwin Machís.

Substitution

Posted at 78′

Substitution, Argentina. Roberto Pereyra replaces Giovani Lo Celso.

Goal!

Posted at 75′

Goal! Argentina 1, Venezuela 3. Josef Martínez (Venezuela) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Posted at 74′

Penalty conceded by Juan Foyth (Argentina) after a foul in the penalty area.

Posted at 74′

Penalty Venezuela. Josef Martínez draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Posted at 72′

Substitution, Venezuela. Josef Martínez replaces Salomón Rondón.

Posted at 71′

Hand ball by Juan Foyth (Argentina).

Substitution

Posted at 70′

Substitution, Argentina. Darío Benedetto replaces Lautaro Martínez.

Posted at 69′

Attempt missed. Giovani Lo Celso (Argentina) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nicolás Tagliafico.

Posted at 67′

Offside, Argentina. Matías Suárez tries a through ball, but Lautaro Martínez is caught offside.

Substitution

Posted at 64′

Substitution, Venezuela. Yeferson Soteldo replaces Yangel Herrera.

Booking

Posted at 63′

Yordan Osorio (Venezuela) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Posted at 63′

Hand ball by Yordan Osorio (Venezuela).

Posted at 62′

Corner, Venezuela. Conceded by Walter Kannemann.

Posted at 61′

Foul by Lautaro Martínez (Argentina).

Posted at 61′

Tomás Rincón (Venezuela) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Lionel Messi's return for Argentina ends in 3-1 defeat against Venezuela

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi’s return to the Argentina side for the first time since the World Cup ended in a 3-1 defeat by Venezuela.

Barcelona forward Messi has missed six internationals following a self-imposed exile since losing to eventual winners France in the last 16 in Russia.

Newcastle striker Salomon Rondon scored on six minutes before Jhon Murillo doubled the lead just before half-time.

Lautaro Martinez pulled a goal back, but Josef Martinez added Venezuela’s third with a penalty.

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, Chelsea’s on-loan striker Gonzalo Higuain and Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi were all left out of the squad for the friendly by manager Lionel Scaloni.

Despite five substitutions being made by Argentina, Juventus forward Paulo Dybala failed to make it off the bench although Watford’s Roberto Pereyra did play the final 12 minutes at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

Line-ups

Argentina

  • 1Armani
  • 29FoythBooked at 44mins
  • 2MercadoSubstituted forKannemannat 45′minutes
  • 14MartínezSubstituted forBlancoat 45′minutes
  • 24Montiel
  • 20Lo CelsoBooked at 54minsSubstituted forPereyraat 78′minutes
  • 5Paredes
  • 3Tagliafico
  • 10Messi
  • 18MartínezSubstituted forSuárezat 45′minutes
  • 22MartínezSubstituted forBenedettoat 70′minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kannemann
  • 7Pereyra
  • 8Acuña
  • 9Benedetto
  • 12Marchesín
  • 13Marcone
  • 19Zaracho
  • 21Dybala
  • 25Blanco
  • 26Saravia
  • 27Suárez
  • 32Musso

Venezuela

  • 1Fariñez
  • 20HernándezBooked at 47mins
  • 3OsorioBooked at 63mins
  • 2VillanuevaBooked at 33mins
  • 16Rosales
  • 15MurilloSubstituted forHurtadoat 89′minutes
  • 18HerreraSubstituted forSoteldoat 64′minutes
  • 5Moreno
  • 8RincónBooked at 82mins
  • 11MachísSubstituted forAñor Acostaat 79′minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 23RondónBooked at 56minsSubstituted forMartínezat 72′minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Chancellor
  • 7Añor Acosta
  • 9Córdova
  • 10Soteldo
  • 13Seijas
  • 14Del Pino
  • 17Martínez
  • 21González
  • 22Romo Perez
  • 24Figuera
  • 25Aristeguieta
  • 26Hurtado
Referee:
José María Sánchez Martínez

Match Stats

Home TeamArgentinaAway TeamVenezuela
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away17

Live Text

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Match ends, Argentina 1, Venezuela 3.

Full Time

Posted at 90’+3′

Second Half ends, Argentina 1, Venezuela 3.

Posted at 90’+1′

Matías Suárez (Argentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Posted at 90’+1′

Foul by Ronald Hernández (Venezuela).

Posted at 90’+1′

Juan Foyth (Argentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 90’+1′

Foul by Juanpi (Venezuela).

Posted at 90′

Domingo Blanco (Argentina) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at 90′

Foul by Roberto Rosales (Venezuela).

Substitution

Posted at 89′

Substitution, Venezuela. Jan Carlos Hurtado replaces Jhon Murillo.

Posted at 88′

Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Argentina) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Posted at 87′

Juanpi (Venezuela) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Posted at 87′

Lionel Messi (Argentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Posted at 87′

Foul by Juanpi (Venezuela).

Posted at 86′

Attempt missed. Darío Benedetto (Argentina) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lionel Messi with a cross.

Posted at 85′

Foul by Walter Kannemann (Argentina).

Posted at 85′

Josef Martínez (Venezuela) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 84′

Roberto Pereyra (Argentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 84′

Foul by Roberto Rosales (Venezuela).

Booking

Posted at 82′

Tomás Rincón (Venezuela) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Posted at 82′

Roberto Pereyra (Argentina) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Posted at 82′

Foul by Tomás Rincón (Venezuela).

Posted at 81′

Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Argentina) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Posted at 81′

Roberto Pereyra (Argentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Posted at 81′

Foul by Yordan Osorio (Venezuela).

Substitution

Posted at 79′

Substitution, Venezuela. Juanpi replaces Darwin Machís.

Substitution

Posted at 78′

Substitution, Argentina. Roberto Pereyra replaces Giovani Lo Celso.

Goal!

Posted at 75′

Goal! Argentina 1, Venezuela 3. Josef Martínez (Venezuela) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Posted at 74′

Penalty conceded by Juan Foyth (Argentina) after a foul in the penalty area.

Posted at 74′

Penalty Venezuela. Josef Martínez draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Posted at 72′

Substitution, Venezuela. Josef Martínez replaces Salomón Rondón.

Posted at 71′

Hand ball by Juan Foyth (Argentina).

Substitution

Posted at 70′

Substitution, Argentina. Darío Benedetto replaces Lautaro Martínez.

Posted at 69′

Attempt missed. Giovani Lo Celso (Argentina) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nicolás Tagliafico.

Posted at 67′

Offside, Argentina. Matías Suárez tries a through ball, but Lautaro Martínez is caught offside.

Substitution

Posted at 64′

Substitution, Venezuela. Yeferson Soteldo replaces Yangel Herrera.

Booking

Posted at 63′

Yordan Osorio (Venezuela) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Posted at 63′

Hand ball by Yordan Osorio (Venezuela).

Posted at 62′

Corner, Venezuela. Conceded by Walter Kannemann.

Posted at 61′

Foul by Lautaro Martínez (Argentina).

Posted at 61′

Tomás Rincón (Venezuela) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Alex McLeish 'must stay on' as Scotland manager – Craig Brown

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Time-lapse footage reveals completion of Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium – video

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England v Czech Republic: Euro 2020 qualifier – live!

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Wigan admit they will not stop Shaun Edwards from coaching elsewhere

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Peter Grant insists Scotland have to make a statement against San Marino

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