Defending Champions, Portugal, kick start their UEFA Euro 2020 qualification campaign against a stable looking Ukraine on Friday at the Stadio Da Luz in Lisbon.
The return of their captain Cristiano Ronaldo has been the talk of the town, as Portugal eye a repeat of their performance in France. Despite relying mainly on their skipper, Portugal boast of a heavily reliable defence.
Ukraine couldn’t have asked for a tougher start to their campaign as Portugal are currently one of the best sides in Europe. Add to that the fact that they’ll visiting their formidable opponents with a not so impressive away record. Andriy Shevchenko will be aware that Portugal are arguably their toughest opponent in Group B and even a point will be more of a positive result.
When and Where?
It will be a home game for Portugal and will be played at Lisbon’s Stadio Da Luz on Saturday, 01:15 AM IST.
Where to watch POR vs UKR Live?
UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers can be streamed online via Sony LIV and will be available for live broadcast on Sony Ten Network.
Portugal: D D W W W
Ukraine: D L W D W
Portugal Won – 1
Ukraine Won – 1
Drawn – 0
Patricio (GK); Rui, Dias, Pepe, Cancelo; Guerreiro, Bernardo Silva, Carvalho, Pizzi; Andre Gomez, Ronaldo
Pyatov (GK); Mykolenko, Krivtsov, Burda, Karavaev; Zinchenko, Malinovskiy, Stepanenko, Marlos, Tsygankov
Portugal are aiming for a high flying start to their qualifier campaign and the return of Cristiano Ronaldo makes them all the more formidable. Ukraine do pose a decent threat, but Portugal look well armed to neutralise it. We expect the final scoreline to read Portugal 2-1 Ukraine.