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Portugal begin their Euro 2020 campaign against Hungary on Tuesday at the Puskas Arena. Israel are next in action in September in their World Cup qualifying campaign against the Faroe Islands.
Portugal sign off their preparations for Euro 2020 with a 4-0 hammering of Israel this evening at the Estadio Jose Alvalade. The home side took the lead late in the first half through Bruno Fernandes before Cristiano Ronaldo added a second before the break. It was the same story in the second period as Joao Cancelo curled home a sublime effort four minutes from time. Fernandes added a second with a peach of an effort to find the top-left corner. Fernando Santos can afford to be pleased with his side ahead of the tournament.
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FULL-TIME: PORTUGAL 4-0 ISRAEL
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WHAT A GOAL!!!! FERNANDES CURLS A SUBLIME EFFORT INTO THE TOP-LEFT CORNER!!!!! 4-0 PORTUGAL! The Manchester United man heads into Euro 2020 on a high note as he notches his second of the game. He latches on to a loose ball on the edge of the box before taking a touch on his right foot. His second is sublime, curling his effort away from Marciano into the back of the net.
There will be two minutes of added time.
BLOCK! Fernandes drops his shoulder and lines up a blast from the edge of the box, but Tibi puts his body on the line to block his effort.
Malede comes on to the field in place of Dasa for the visitors.
Zargari enters the action to replace Lavi in the middle of the park for Israel.
Guedes releases Cancelo down the right flank before the full-back cuts back and launches a powerful curling effort into the back of the net
GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! CANCELO SCORES A STUNNER!!!! 3-0 PORTUGAL!!!!! The full-back rounds off the performance with a super curling strike past Marciano. Cancelo raids down the right flank before cutting back on to his left foot. He lines up a curling strike that travels away from Marciano and rockets into the bottom-left corner. A stunning effort from the Manchester City man.
Santos will be satisfied with his side's performance tonight, although their finishing has been in question at times. Marciano has performed well between the sticks for the visitors.
The closing stages are important for the Selecao. Santos will not want his side to ship a late goal and prevent them entering the Euros off the back of successive clean sheets in their warm-up matches.
SAVE! Rui Silva is called into action for the first time tonight. The Portugal keeper produces a reaction stop to turn Zahavi's close-range effort over the bar after the forward latches on to a low cross fom Dasa.
Andre Silva probes in the final third and has options around him, but he gets crowded out and loses out to Baltaxa.
Fernandes turns on the right flank and has space to angle a low cross towards Andre Silva, but his delivery fails to beat Tibi on the penalty spot, who clears the danger.
Nuno Mendes cuts in from the left flank and pulls the trigger on a blast that travels with speed, but comfortably past the right post.
Baltaksa enters the game to replace Dgani at the back for the visitors.
Pote comes on to the field to replace Bernardo Silva, who was extremely lively in the final third tonight.
Renato Sanches comes on for the home side to replace Carvalho in the middle of the park.
Ronaldo lasts 72 minutes before being withdrawn from the action. He was solid this evening and took his goal well. Guedes replaces the forward.
SAVE! Carvalho tees up Andre Silva for a blast at goal from the edge of the box, but the firm hands of Marciano diverts it away from danger.
Zahavi has space on the edge of the Portugal box, but he can only pull his effort wide of the target.
Israel have not been able to sustain a period of possession to ease the pressure on their backline. It has been an impressive outing from Portugal tonight.
Fernandes has a run at the Portugal backline and lines up a strike at goal, only to see his effort blocked by the legs of Dgani.
Neves leaves the field and is replaced by his Wolves team-mate Moutinho in the middle of the park.
Danilo Pereira enters the action to replace Dias in the Portugal defence.
Khalaila comes on to the field to replace Natcho in the Israel midfield.
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Fani comes on to replace Kinda for the visitors.
Ronaldo has a surge at the Israel defence down the left flank and cuts inside to shoot, but he sees his effort repelled by Marciano.
MISS! Bernardo Silva should make it three, but he fails to beat Marciano. Cancelo threads a pass through to the midfielder in the right-inside channel. He takes a good first touch, but opts to chip the keeper and sees his effort blocked by the Israel keeper.
BLOCK! Solomon turns his way past Pepe in the final third and offloads towards Zahavi in space. The forward takes a touch before firing towards goal, but Carvalho gets back to block his attempt.
Carvalho collects 30 yards from goal and goes for a drive, only to blast his attempt well over the bar.
Dgani goes into the book for the visitors after hauling down Fernandes on the charge.
WIDE! Fernandes attacks a precise ball over the top from Bernardo Silva. He stretches to make contact, but can only place his effort wide of the left post.
Carvalho tries to thread the needle to release Ronaldo in the Israel box, but Natcho reacts to steer the ball behind for a corner.
CLOSE! Cancelo whips a dangerous low cross into the box that forces Dgani to stick out a boot to divert it away from Andre Silva. The ball deflects off his boot and travels just over the bar.
We're back under way at Estadio Jose Alvalade.
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Abu Hanna is on Menachem down the left flank for Israel.
Andre Silva comes on to replace Jota at the interval.
Fernando Santos can afford to be pleased with his team. They have been impressive and the fluency of their play in the final third may convince him to take this line-up into their Euro 2020 opener next week. Changes will no doubt be coming after the break.
Two goals late in the first half have handed Portugal a comfortable lead over Israel at the break in their friendly clash. The Selecao dominated the opening 45 minutes, but lacked a clinical edge in front of goal until Bruno Fernandes broke the deadlock. Cristiano Ronaldo then put a frustrating half behind him with a blast to double their advantage over the visitors.
HALF-TIME: PORTUGAL 2-0 ISRAEL
Fernandes leads a counter for the home side through the middle before he releases Ronaldo, who takes a touch before firing into the back of the net.
GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! RONALDO HAMMERS AN EFFORT THROUGH MARCIANO!!! 2-0 PORTUGAL!!!!! The home side extend their lead before the break through a Ronaldo blast. Carvalho wins possession for his team before releasing the run of Fernandes. The midfielder spots Ronaldo in space in the left-inside channel, and feeds the forward with a precise offload. Ronaldo blasts his left-footed strike past Marciano, who cannot get enough on the effort to keep it out.
Cancelo makes a great run down the right flank before he sends a perfect low ball for Fernandes to strike past Marciano.
GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! FERNANDES PUTS PORTUGAL AHEAD!!!! 1-0!!!! The Manchester United man drills a low strike into the bottom-left corner to fire the Selecao in front. Cancelo is played down the right flank and delivers a precise cutback towards Fernandes in the box. The midfielder meets it first time with his right foot and sends a powerful strike away from Marciano into the back of the net.
HIGH AND WIDE! Ronaldo goes for goal with his effort, but blasts his effort well over the bar and wide of the target. That strike had nothing going for it.
Dasa brings down Ronaldo 30 yards from goal and the home side are awarded a free-kick. Ronaldo and Fernandes stand over the ball.
It has been a frustrating half for Portugal. Their approach play has been fluent, but they've not been able to beat Marciano.
RONALDO IS DENIED! Fernandes breaks the offside trap down the left flank and angles a cross to the back post. Ronaldo takes on a first-time strike on the volley, but sees his effort repelled by Marciano before Menachem does well to dispossess the forward on the rebound.
OVER! Frustration gets the better of Fernandes as he lines up a drive from distance. His effort travels comfortably over the bar.
Dias has to be alert at the back for the home side to guide a dangerous cross from Menachem away from the lurking presence of Zahavi in the box.
Ronaldo takes a neat touch in the final third and breaks into the box. Dgani gets back to halt his run and with the aid of Dasa bundles the forward off the ball.
Israel enjoy a rare foray forward down the left flank, but Menachem sees his cross towards Zahavi repelled by Pepe at the near post.
Ronaldo leaps in the box to attack a cross from Jota from the left flank, but his effort loops harmlessly wide of the right post.
The Selecao are playing with an excellent tempo, but are perhaps just being too frenetic with their approach in the final third. Santos will be preaching for composure from his team.
Bernardo Silva probes on the right flank before sending an offload towards Carvalho. However, he takes the loose first touch and loses possession on the edge of the Israel box.
BLOCK! Ronaldo tries to create room for a strike on his left foot from the edge of the box after latching on to a flick from Jota. He goes for a drive at goal, but sees his effort blocked by Arad on the slide.
Cancelo angles a cross into the box for Ronaldo, but the forward is adjudged to have fouled Marciano as the keeper comes to claim the ball.
Fernandes twists and turns on the edge of the box and threads a pass through towards Ronaldo and Jota. However, both players get in the way of each other and the ball travels into the grasp of Marciano.
Portugal are dominating the contest, but are still lacking the cutting edge in front of goal to take the lead.
SAVE AND WIDE! Marciano is on point to deny Fernandes before Neves drills a 20-yard effort wide. The Manchester United man latches on to a cross from Cancelo from the right flank and connects with an effort on the stretch. Marciano tips his attempt away from goal before the Selecao recycle posssession. Jota tees up Neves to strike from the edge of the box, only to crash his shot wide of the left post.
CHANCE! Jota spurns another glorious opening. Cancelo and Bernardo Silva combine down the right flank to allow the former to deliver a perfect cross into the box. Jota gets ahead of his marker in the middle, but can only steer his header over the bar.
Santos should be pleased by his side's energetic start to the contest. They're just lacking the clinical touch in the final third to break the deadlock.
OVER! Jota blazes a strike from close range over the bar. Menachem loses possession on the left flank to Bernardo Silva, who threads the needle to release Jota in space. The Liverpool man takes a touch before drilling a strike at goal, only to lift his effort over the bar.
Ronaldo pursues a long ball over the top down the right flank, but he pulls back Tibi in his bid to earn possession and gives away a free-kick.
Fernandes has space on the right flank and launches a cross into the box on his left foot that sails away from Jota and out for a goal-kick.
Portugal have made a bright start to the game and are putting the visitors under early pressure.
Carvalho releases Ronaldo behind the Israel defence with a precise ball over the top. The forward turns and shoots on his left foot, only to see his effort strike the post. It's all moot anyway as Ronaldo was offside when he latched on to the long pass.
SAVE! Ronaldo is played into space down the left flank by Jota and he surges into the inside channel. The Juventus man lines up a strike on his right foot that he places straight at Marciano.
We're under way in this friendly clash.
The players are out on the field, so we should be underway shortly.
Israel have made three changes to their side from their win over Montenegro last time out. Marciano replaces Nitzan between the posts, while Menachem and Kinda are handed starts in the midfield and final third respectively.
Portugal are without Anthony Lopes, Raphael Guerreiro, Jose Fonte and Joao Felix this evening. Santos has made eight changes to his side from the goalless draw. Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, Neves, Carvalho, Dias, Cancelo and Nuno Mendes all come into the fold, while Rui Silva gets the nod ahead of Patricio between the sticks.
ISRAEL SUBS: Itamar Nitzan, Matan Baltaksa, Or Blorian, Aviel Zargari, Liel Abada, Yonas Malede, Ori Dahan, Mohammad Abu Fani, Osama Khalaila, Joel Abu Hanna, Ofir Davidzada, Boris Kleyman.
ISRAEL (4-3-3): Ofir Marciano; Eli Dasa, Eytan Tibi, Orel Dgani, Ofri Arad; Bibras Natcho, Neta Lavi, Sun Menachem; Gadi Kinda, Manor Solomon, Eran Zahavi.
PORTUGAL SUBS: Rui Patricio, Nelson Semedo, Joao Moutinho, Andre Silva, Rafa, Renato Sanches, Goncalo Guedes, Pote, Sergio Oliveira, Joao Paulinha.
PORTUGAL (4-3-3): Rui Silva; Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, Pepe, Nuno Mendes; Ruben Neves, William Carvalho, Bruno Fernandes; Cristiano Ronaldo, Diogo Jota, Bernardo Silva.
Israel failed to qualify for the Euros, but will still provide a tough test for Santos' side. They are unbeaten in their last three matches, holding Scotland to a 1-1 draw and beating Moldova 4-1 in their last two World Cup qualifying matches. Willibald Ruttensteiner's men crushed Montenegro in their last outing and will be out for a scalp of the reigning European champions.
Portugal are finalising their preparations for the defence of their European Championship crown. Fernando Santos has one final game to test his players ahead of their opener against Hungary next Tuesday. The Selecao drew 0-0 against Spain in their last outing, but they will be targeting a victory to take momentum into the tournament, especially for their key men in the final third.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the friendly clash between Portugal and Israel at the Estadio Jose Alvalade.