6.07.2008

Pepe and Raul Meireles: Portuguese goals and victory

In the end of the first day of the EURO 2008, Portugal defeated Turkey 2-0. Pepe (Kepler Laveran Lima Ferreira) and Raul Meireles scored in the second half for the Lusitans.

During the first half Deco and Cristiano Ronaldo - who shot a free kick in the left post of Volkan Demirel- took the reins from the attack. The Barcelona midfielder played one of his better matches of the year. At 16 minutes Pepe already had warned: he turned with a header that was invalid due to an offside.

In the second half, three situations had Nuno Gomes as protagonist: at 4 minutes he shot in a post, and at 19 minutes shot with his head a center of Ronaldinho that also arrived to a post. But before, at 15 minutes, the own Nuno Gomes gave back the football to Pepe who scored: 1-0. As Vaclav Sverkos, it was the first time that Pepe scored for his National Team.

When the match was finishing, Meireles finalizes a counterattack by the right side that had initiated by Ronaldo in the left side and that continued with an assist of Moutinho: 2-0.

Turkey? Turkey tried when already it was at disadvantage but never could complicate Ricardo. Turkey will have to improve to beat Czech Republic and Switzerland.

The players of the match? Deco during the first half. Nuno Gomes in the second one. Due to the quality of the players, little by little, Portugal demonstrates that can be a great protagonist at EURO 2008.

Lineups:
Portugal: Ricardo, Bosingwa, Pepe, Carvalho, Ferreira, Petit, Joao Moutinho, Ronaldo, Deco (Meira 90), Simao (Raul Meireles 82), Nuno Gomes (Nani 68). Goals: Pepe 61, Meireles 90.

Turkey: Demirel, Altintop (Senturk 76), Cetin, Zan (Asik 55), Balta, Kazim-Richards, Emre, Aurelio, Erding (Sarioglu 46), Sanli, Nihat.

The goals: 60 min; Pepe. 92 min; Meireles (POR)

Yellow Cards: Kazim, Zan, Sarioglu (TUR)

4 comments:

Chechu said...

"The Barcelona midfielder played one of his better matches of the year. "
No pienso eso. Creo que, aunque ha intentado tocar bien la pelota y de hecho ha hecho alguna acción plástica, pero no ha podido regatear en muchas ocasiones y creo que eso se debe a su estado físico, aún por mejorar.
El mejor, para mí, ha sido Nuno Gomes.

Saludos

Devo said...

gran triunfo de los lusos, sacando chapa de candidato, nuno gomes estuvo bien a pesar de las criticas

linkeamos post tom? avisame

un saludo

devo

Juan U. said...

Un consejo: yo que tú dejaría de escribir en inglés. Tus articulos estan mal redactados, hay multitud de errores gramaticales y de contexto. Puede que esté bien para la gente q quiera leer articulos en spanglish. Sólo me queda una duda, ¿lo escribes tú o lo pasas por el traductor sin leerlo?

Tom said...

¡Cómo estás Juan U!

Te cuento un poco. Las ideas originales del blog son: hablar de fútbol y practicar inglés (por lo que dices está claro que debo seguir practicando :-)).

De ninguna forma intenta ser algo profesional, de hecho lo tomo como lo que es: un hobbie. Lamentablemente Internet tiene muchas virtudes y también defectos; cualquiera puede escribir de lo que quiere, sin ninguna formación previa.

Te agradezco mucho el consejo. Ya tenía pensado hacer un blog en español, seguramente una vez que termine la EURO 2008.

Saludos,
Tom