Portugal 4-0 Israel: Fernandes, Ronaldo and Cancelo all on scoresheet
Portugal 4-0 Israel: Bruno Fernandes nets twice while Cristiano Ronaldo and Joao Cancelo also get on scoresheet as Fernando Santos’ side enjoy routine victory in final friendly ahead of Euros
- Midfielder Bruno Fernandes put Portugal ahead in the 42nd minute against Israel
- Cristiano Ronaldo then doubled Portugal’s lead just moments later before break
- Joao Cancelo then scored with a lovely curled finish in the 86th minute in Lisbon
- Fernandes rounded off proceedings with an emphatic finish into the top corner
- Portugal begin their Euro 2020 campaign against Hungary next Tuesday evening
- Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here.
Portugal concluded their preparations for Euro 2020 with a routine 4-0 win against Israel.
Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo both scored late in the first half as the reigning European champions finally turned their dominance into goals.
Fernandes netted with a low finish from a Joao Cancelo cutback after 42 minutes in Lisbon on Wednesday evening.
It was a straight-forward evening at the office for Portugal as they thrashed Israel 4-0
Bruno Fernandes netted twice for the hosts, including in injury-time against Israel
Joao Cancelo scored a delightful curled effort to put Portugal 3-0 ahead late on in Lisbon
The Manchester United playmaker then turned provider for Ronaldo, who squeezed his shot beneath the goalkeeper two minutes later.
Bernardo Silva and Andre Silva both saw efforts saved by the goalkeeper as Portugal threatened a third goal, which did not arrive until three minutes from time when Cancelo cut inside from the right flank and curled a left-foot shot in off the far post.
Fernandes rounded off the scoring in stoppage time with a fine strike from the edge of the penalty area.
Cristiano Ronaldo had put Portugal 2-0 in front in the 44th minute of the friendly in Lisbon
The Juventus star celebrates after doubling the hosts’ lead on Wednesday evening
Manchester United midfielder Fernandes began proceedings for Portugal on Wednesday
Fernandes strikes home just inside the penalty area, to send Portugal on their way to victory
Chances were at a premium for Israel but they should have scored late on through Eran Zahavi, only for his goalbound effort to be deflected over the crossbar.
Portugal get the defence of their European title under way against Hungary in Budapest on June 15.
Portugal face a tricky group, taking on Germany four days later before battling it out with world champions France in their final group match.
Fernando Santos’ side begin their Euro 2020 campaign against Hungary next Tuesday
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