WCQ: Russia x Portugal [P+R]

Yossarian

Fan Favourite
Team MP W D L GF GA Pts
Portugal 9 7 2 0 30 4 23
Slovakia 9 5 3 1 22 7 18
Russia 9 5 3 1 18 11 18
Estonia 10 4 2 4 14 16 14
Latvia 10 4 2 4 17 17 14
Liechtenstein 10 1 2 7 9 21 5
Luxembourg 9 0 0 9 4 38 0


Is this correct?
 

Vinnie Jones

Senior Squad
I think this is the correct table Yoss

Team MP W D L GF GA Pts
Portugal 10 7 3 0 30 4 24
Russia 10 5 4 1 18 11 19
Slovakia 9 5 3 1 22 7 18
Estonia 10 4 2 4 14 16 14
Latvia 10 4 2 4 17 17 14
Liechtenstein 10 1 2 7 9 21 5
Luxembourg 9 0 0 9 4 38 0
 

Nakamura

Reserve Team
Yossarian said:
Team MP W D L GF GA Pts
Portugal 9 7 2 0 30 4 23
Slovakia 9 5 3 1 22 7 18
Russia 9 5 3 1 18 11 18
Estonia 10 4 2 4 14 16 14
Latvia 10 4 2 4 17 17 14
Liechtenstein 10 1 2 7 9 21 5
Luxembourg 9 0 0 9 4 38 0


Is this correct?
No. It still hasn't got the Portugal-Russia result and if Latvia-Slovakia keeps the way it is at the moment, the table will be:

Portugal 10 7 3 0 30 4 24
Slovakia 10 6 3 1 23 7 21
Russia 10 5 4 1 18 11 19
Estonia 10 4 2 4 14 16 14
Latvia 11 4 2 5 17 18 14
Liechtenstein 10 1 2 7 9 21 5
Luxembourg 9 0 0 9 4 38 0

So, unless a catastrophe happens (like the one away at Liechtenstein), we're almost certainly qualifying in the next game, 8th OCtober, in Aveiro against Liechtenstein. We only need 3 points in the next 2 matches (both home, against Liechtenstein and Latvia) and we may not even need them if Slovakia doesn't win all of their remaining games.

About today's game, it was a poor performance and we could have done much better in the 2nd half against 10 men. Anyway, we managed to get the draw, which was fundamental. Comments on players: Ricardo was well today; Costinha and Maniche clearly aren't the same they were 2 years ago, so I think that ATM Petit, João Moutinho and Manuel Fernandes are much better options; we don't have decent strikers, Pauleta was pathetic and Postiga competed with him...
 

[dfm]

Senior Squad
My thoughts about the game: we should have won against 10 men, Russia didn't show enough to be a though opponent but again our lack of a GOOD striker was very clear, this 0-0 is a bad result and a little but frustrating but it's enough for our qualification... Figo is not the same of a couple of years ago, Costinha the same thing, Nuno Valente seems not in form and Pauleta and Postiga the usual crap... :rolleyes: Deco and Ronaldo were probably the best in this match, Simão wasn't that bad too.

This was probably one of the most easy qualifications i remember but i think it's fair saying that it was a weak group, Russia seemed to be our main opponent in the beggining but they are very far from the powerful Soviet Union of the 70's and 80's... now we'll qualify in the next match if everything goes normal and the next games should give us a more clear idea of the players that will be used in the WC... i don't have many hopes for the competition but let's wait to see what players will be called in that time, hope the best ones.
 

Punkt

Fan Favourite
it was important the fact that we were seeded in the draw. and the pot 2 team that we got was the weakest. i hope the same luck in the euro2008 draw :p
 

Tiago_10

Senior Squad
[dfm] said:
My thoughts about the game: we should have won against 10 men, Russia didn't show enough to be a though opponent but again our lack of a GOOD striker was very clear, this 0-0 is a bad result and a little but frustrating but it's enough for our qualification... Figo is not the same of a couple of years ago, Costinha the same thing, Nuno Valente seems not in form and Pauleta and Postiga the usual crap... :rolleyes: Deco and Ronaldo were probably the best in this match, Simão wasn't that bad too.

This was probably one of the most easy qualifications i remember but i think it's fair saying that it was a weak group, Russia seemed to be our main opponent in the beggining but they are very far from the powerful Soviet Union of the 70's and 80's... now we'll qualify in the next match if everything goes normal and the next games should give us a more clear idea of the players that will be used in the WC... i don't have many hopes for the competition but let's wait to see what players will be called in that time, hope the best ones.

I gotta agree with you. It was unbelievable how Scolari didn't do any changes on the formation after Russia being playing with only 10 men. I heard this on Antena 1 on the radio and it's true, Scolari doesn't have a "plan B", Portugal continues to play the same way. We lost agaisnt Greece twice on Euro 2004 and it was similar, he should clearly have won, specially the 2nd one, on the final, but no we played the same way.

And I even remebered Nuno Gomes when I saw Postiga trying to frustrately execute those combinations and 1-2 moves. :nape: Pauleta was so bad it's not even funny anymore. Yes, he scored twice against Luxemburg (yay?) but was a total waste the rest of the match, just like he was against Russia. And he should've subbed Maniche, why is it that some players have a granted place on the 11 ?He's been playing so baddly lately, and he can thank himself for that - at Dinamo. Moutinho and Simão should've gone in way before as well.

Meh.. At least we're almost on the final stages of Euro 2006.
 

Nuno

Starting XI
Wow! I take my previous comments about Pauleta back. He is not our best striker. I'm guessing incosistent Nuno Gomes is our best striker. Too bad he's always hurt. I just don't get it. Pauleta scores awesome goals at PSG, but can't score when it really matters for Portugal. It's like he's two different people.
 

Ruinz

Club Supporter
What's with all the negative Maniche comments on here seriously I dont think he played that bad. Pauleta & Figo played horrible. Figo was way too slow for the attacks and Pauleta screwed up everytime he got the ball.

I'm satisfied with the draw but Portugal cannot screw up now, this is it. 1 more win and were off to Germany. :lui:
 

bmpv666

Reserve Team
Ruinz said:
I'm satisfied with the draw but Portugal cannot screw up now, this is it. 1 more win and were off to Germany. :lui:
errrrr...we only need 1 point and we are going to play against Liechtenstein and Latvia at home... :rolleyes:

i think it's pretty safe to assume that we're in the WC :jap:
 

Tiago_10

Senior Squad
LOL Yes WC 2006, of course, never you mind :p

Guess I was still thinking how we lost that damn final last Euro :(
 

Internazionale

Elo Ratings
Portuguese players were below their par. Ricardo is man of the match. Loved to see the way he saved using one hand. What a saved ! (H)

A fair result nonetheless by both teams.
 

Bonzi

Starting XI
Well, actually i can't say that in this game team Portugal was closer to the victory than we were. Yes, they controlled the ball much longer, but they didn't create any moments, except for a couple of distant shots. Kerzhakov's moments were more dangerous, IMHO.
 

Johnny_Big

Starting XI
Whatever...next team is easy if we play like we can. Even a draw fits to go to the World Cup. IMO, we are there arleady
 


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