EURO 2020: Reigning, Defending, Champions Of Europe General Discussion

Discussion in 'Portugal: National Teams' started by GoodDead, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. verde-rubro

    verde-rubro Member+

    Portugal
    Jan 15, 2005
    LONDON
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Just hope we take this attertude into Sunday away game in Luxembourg.
    Serbia 2-0 up as well at HT.
    Wonder what sort of team Ukraine will take to Serbia or they going there to open their legs
     
  2. HandofAbel

    HandofAbel Member

    Liverpool FC
    Portugal
    Jun 19, 2017
    eu estou aqui
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Luxembourg got one back vs Serbia. If they can manage to actually draw level we’d qualify today.
     
  3. portugamerifinn

    portugamerifinn Member+

    Feb 22, 2005
    Bay Area / London
    I legitimately feel bad for these Lithuanian players.

    How are they significantly worse than Luxembourg?
     
  4. HandofAbel

    HandofAbel Member

    Liverpool FC
    Portugal
    Jun 19, 2017
    eu estou aqui
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Hatty for capitão

    Ninth for Portugal

    98 international goals

    Portugal up 6-0
     
  5. fdasilva

    fdasilva Member+

    May 21, 2014
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Finally a big result. What we should regularly do to these teams.
     
  6. portugamerifinn

    portugamerifinn Member+

    Feb 22, 2005
    Bay Area / London
    Yeah, THIS performance is why I was annoyed as hell watching the first hour in Lithuania and opening 70 minutes vs. Luxembourg.
     
  7. HandofAbel

    HandofAbel Member

    Liverpool FC
    Portugal
    Jun 19, 2017
    eu estou aqui
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Serbia goes up 3-1. It’ll come down to Sunday then.
     
  8. prodigal_mind

    prodigal_mind Member

    none
    Portugal
    Jul 3, 2018
    They arent. Its just that Fernando Santos finally decided to stop being a little bitch with his 2 dms
     
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  9. HandofAbel

    HandofAbel Member

    Liverpool FC
    Portugal
    Jun 19, 2017
    eu estou aqui
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Luxembourg are within one again. I’d love to see them fluke out an equalizer. Probably a little too late though.
     
  10. GoodDead

    GoodDead Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 8, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Club:
    Sporting Braga
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Didn't think you could win 6-0 and still be able to say our finishing was horrible.

    But I don't think anyone was taking this seriously after the first goal.
     
  11. portugamerifinn

    portugamerifinn Member+

    Feb 22, 2005
    Bay Area / London
    Luxembourg has been quite a bit better than Lithuania throughout qualifying. Lux. got four points head-to-head against Lithuania and lost by a goal each time to Ukraine, once on an injury time goal. Lithuania finishes with one point and a -20 GD.

    But your point stands. Against the likes of these teams, the end result is really up to Portugal. If it plays like this on Sunday the match won't be competitive.
     
  12. GoodDead

    GoodDead Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 8, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Club:
    Sporting Braga
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Goncalo gets in good places but cannot finish to save his life. That said he played way better than Felix ever did for us. Pizzi besides that one shot was pretty horrible.

    Bernardo operates at another level than anyone else. Ronaldo despite all his misses still gets the job done, but he is in decline two years ago a game going this well with opposition this atrocious would probably give him 2 hat tricks.

    Sunday's opposition is better by a bit. Not a hard task, but we can't be this sloppy in the box, although controlling the midfield like today would almost guarantees Lux doesn't get much chances to shoot.
     
  13. Joe Martelo

    Joe Martelo Member

    CDC Montalegre
    Portugal
    Sep 30, 2019
    Paciencia was great today. He should start from now on in the striker role.

    Bernardo Silva and Ronaldo were great, but that is fairly obvious.
     
  14. Joe Martelo

    Joe Martelo Member

    CDC Montalegre
    Portugal
    Sep 30, 2019
    Paciencia was good with his positioning, got a goal, had a couple of good headers. Most importantly he actually hustled on the field something Felix and Silva haven’t shown. Good game from him imo, especially for a player on the fringes he showed alot
    of confidence in himself today.
     
  15. Joe Martelo

    Joe Martelo Member

    CDC Montalegre
    Portugal
    Sep 30, 2019
    Oh and yes Ronaldo is definitely
    On the decline it is becoming obvious this season.

    He will be motivated to help Portugal retain the euro title next summer though.
     
  16. The Special One

    The Special One Member+

    Aug 6, 2005
    Ball movement today was really slick!!!
    Having Neves at the base v Danilo really adds a dimension of our attack but defensively Neves for me lacks pace to recover situations like Danilo does it Florentino.

    I thought Paciencia showed what a huge talent he is & hopefully he’s recovered mentally from the whole heart condition thing. He’s got some handy tools & to be honest is the best Portugal 9 at the moment by some margin.

    Watching Bernardo Silva & Bruno Fernandes link & build on their on field chemistry is really exciting me. I honestly believe Santos needs to build his side around those 2. They make the difference in midfield & there work ethic is contagious for the rest of the side
     
  17. Jonathan Pimentel

    Aug 29, 2013
    Club:
    SL Benfica
    I would agree with most of what you have said.

    The only thing in this exact moment stopping Paciencia from taking over the starting role is if Felix returns and shows something he hasnt shown to this point (for Portugal, anyways). Not really sure why both cant be inserted into the line up to be honest..

    ------CR7------------Paciencia---------Felix
    -------------Fernandes-----------Silva
    -----------------Neves/Danilo/William

    But, who am i? lol.

    When used properly, Fernandes is a weapon. Its too bad for the majority of his NT career, he hasnt been.

    We also need to factor the opponent into this match.. There are still so many questions about this team, especially when going up against top talents in the world.
     
  18. fdasilva

    fdasilva Member+

    May 21, 2014
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    For all i care he can be subbed off in every game for Juve if it means we have him fresh for the Euro.
     
  19. SCP_16

    SCP_16 Member+

    Aug 8, 2004
    Portugal
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Finland qualifies for their first ever Euro.
     
  20. Joe Martelo

    Joe Martelo Member

    CDC Montalegre
    Portugal
    Sep 30, 2019
    Felix hasn’t shown he deserves
    A starting role.
     
  21. Joe Martelo

    Joe Martelo Member

    CDC Montalegre
    Portugal
    Sep 30, 2019
    In euro 2020 we have to revert back to 4-4-2. 4-3-3 leaves us too open.

    —————GP—-CR7——-
    ——————-B.Silva——-
    ————B.Fernandez—Mario—-
    ——————-William————-
    Rui————Diaz—-Fonte——Semedo
    ———————RP1
     
  22. grassman

    grassman Member

    May 18, 2006
    Toronto
    Club:
    SL Benfica
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    I want a Ronaldo hat trick and for us to draw and play a play off so Ronaldo can score another 5 before the tournament, Defeat the fake record on the biggest stage against England.
     
  23. Joe Martelo

    Joe Martelo Member

    CDC Montalegre
    Portugal
    Sep 30, 2019
    Serbia is also playing Ukraine, the way Ukraine has been playing its tough to see Serbia getting a better result than Portugal against Luxembourg.

    The pitch conditions will below par.
    It will be bad for our game play. When the team I coach plays on rough surfaces I always adapt our strategy. I hope Santos does for this, we should be shooting more on target and have Paciencia look for rebounds. They are anticipating rain at the game.
     
  24. grassman

    grassman Member

    May 18, 2006
    Toronto
    Club:
    SL Benfica
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    I agree I coach triple a midget in Quebec just outside Montreal.
     
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  25. Joe Martelo

    Joe Martelo Member

    CDC Montalegre
    Portugal
    Sep 30, 2019
    Good to hear I’m glad I am not the only poster with coaching experience and thus I am better situated than most to comment on tactics and formations.
     

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