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Bruno Fernandes scores twice, Emmanuel Dennis misses penalty as Portugal trash Nigeria 4-0 in friendly

Super Eagles of Nigeria were hampered 4-0 at the Jose Alvalade Stadium in Lisbon by the World Cup-bound Portugal, Newspremises reports.

Portugal crushed the West African team throughout the whole match, despite the fact that it was an international friendly.


Only eight minutes had passed when the Portuguese team scored their first goal. Joao Félix lifted through a beautiful pass for Diogo Dalot, who sprinted past the defense and into the Nigeria area.

As he patiently waited before squareing the pass to Bruno Fernandes, who tucked home from close range, Dalot displayed outstanding control, according to AS.

Osayi-Samuel, making his debut, handled the ball inside the Nigerian penalty area in the 34th minute, giving the hosts a penalty. Bruno Fernandes moved into position and fired it into the right corner, surprising Francis Uzoho in the goal. Portugal won 2-0.

Diogo Dalot shoved over Osayi-Samuel inside the Portugal area in the 80th minute, and the referee signaled to the spot, giving Nigeria a chance to come back into the game.

Emmanuel Dennis, who had just taken over for Moses Simon, moved to take it, but his shot was poor, and goalkeeper Rui Patrcio made a simple save to preserve the score at 2-0.

Guerreiro made a terrific effort up front and found plenty of space before assisting rookie Gonçalo to make it 3-0 one minute later.

It only took another two minutes for Portugal to get yet another goal and this time ​​​​​​​it was Joao Mário sidefooted into the net. It ended, Portugal 4-0 Nigeria.

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