Video Highlights – Portugal get five star result against Republic Of Ireland

It was a superb performance by Portugal as they got a five star result against the Republic Of Ireland, surprisingly Cristiano Ronaldo did not get on the score sheet.

Ronaldo hit the the post, made an assist, and twice went very close to scoring from play as he showed he his fully fit for Brazil.

‘Yes, it was important that he played and we would not hide it,’ Bento said afterwards. ‘A player like Ronaldo is important for any team, and that’s the case for us. It’s good that he is back.’ said Portuguese coach Paolo Bento


“I thought we started nervously and that was something we wanted to try and avoid,” Martin O’Neill said afterwards.

“Two of their goals came from our possession which we gave away needlessly.

“Those are the things that over the course of the European championships you have to try and cut out.

“I thought we came to grips with it: we got the goal back and looked dangerous at times. We were still trying to chase it to get back to 3-2.”

Hugo Almeida grabed two goals in comfortable 5-1 win, Vieirinha and Fabio Coentrao were also on target. James McClean scored consolation goal for the Republic Of Ireland. Portugal will now face Germany on Monday in their first World Cup match.

PORTUGAL (4-3-3): R Patricio; R Amorim, R Costa, L Neto, F Coentrao; William, J Moutinho, R Meireles; Varela, H Almeida, Cristiano Ronaldo (capt).

Subs: Nani for Ronaldo; A Almeida for Meireles; H Postiga for H Almeida; Pepe for Neto (all 65); Vieirinha for Varela (73); M Veloso for Amorim (81).

IRELAND (4-4-1-1): D Forde; S Kelly, R Keogh, A Pearce, S Ward; A McGeady, D Meyler, J Hendrick, J McLean; J Walters (capt), W Hoolahan.

Subs: R Keane for Hoolahan; S Long for Walters (both 63); S Quinn for Ward; A Pilkington for McLean (both 67); K Doyle for Kelly (75); S Cox for McGeady (75).

Referee: Baldomero Toledo (USA).

World Cup 2014 – Outright – World Cup 2014 Winner

Brazil 3/1

Argentina 4/1

Germany 6/1

Spain 13/2

Belgium 20/1

France 25/1

Italy 25/1

Uruguay 28/1

Portugal 28/1

England 28/1

Holland 33/1

Colombia 40/1

Chile 40/1

100/1 Bar

EW 1/2 1, 2

World Cup 2014 – Outright – Name The Finalists

Brazil/Argentina 8/1

Brazil/Spain 12/1

Argentina/Germany 14/1

Germany/Spain 18/1

Brazil/Germany 20/1

Argentina/Spain 25/1

Brazil/Belgium 25/1

Argentina/France 33/1

Brazil/Italy 33/1

Germany/Belgium 40/1

Brazil/Holland 40/1

Brazil/England 50/1

Spain/Holland 50/1

Germany/Italy 50/1

Brazil/Colombia 50/1

Spain/Belgium 50/1

Spain/Italy 50/1

Germany/France 50/1

Germany/Portugal 50/1

Brazil/France 50/1

Spain/France 50/1

Argentina/Italy 50/1

Brazil/Portugal 50/1

Brazil/Uruguay 50/1

66/1 Bar

World Cup 2014 – Outright – Winner & Top Goalscorer Double

Argentina /Lionel Messi 14/1

Brazil/Neymar 16/1

Brazil /Lionel Messi 25/1

Argentina / Sergio Aguero 33/1

Germany / Lionel Messi 40/1

Brazil / Fred 40/1

Argentina / Gonzalo Higuain 40/1

Brazil / Jo 40/1

50/1 Bar


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