National Under-21 team now has 16 points in qualifying for the European Championship.
It was a test of fire and Portugal passed it. It was not easy, the suffering was there, but the team led by Rui Jorge managed to hold and win Wales this Tuesday, 2-0. Entered in group H of the qualification for the European Under-21 Championship, held next year in Italy, Portugal went on to add 16 points, continuing behind Bosnia and Romania, both with 18 points.
At 35 minutes, the goal that started the triumph of Portugal. Pêpé left the ball in André Horta and the midfielder from Los Angeles FC took a ‘bomb’ from the middle of the street that ended in the angle on the left side of the Welsh goalkeeper. A goal.
In the second half, Portugal came in strong and could have killed the game. Diogo Jota, twice, could have made it 2-0. But instead of scoring, the Portuguese formation complicated. Yuri Ribeiro was sent off and in the last half hour of play, Portugal had to sweat to keep the three points.
But as the quality usually comes to the top, João Félix appeared in the 73rd minute to make the Portuguese team rest. The Benfica player sealed the final result, after a pass from Gil Dias.
Portugal also has two games to guarantee the qualification, being only the first classified of each group guarantees the direct qualification. The four best seconds (among nine groups) will have to play a play-off.