Thursday, March 21, 2019, 15h53

Portugal returns to the talisman


Estádio da Luz will host the next two matches from the National Team that mark the start of the qualification for the 2020 European Championships.

In Group B together with Ukraine, Lithuania, Luxembourg and Serbia, Portugal start the qualification for the Euro 2020 at Estádio da Luz, with matches on March 22 and 25 against Ukraine and Serbia.

This is the return of the Portuguese national team to a venue that has been an authentic talisman. In the last 10 matches, Portugal won nine, the last of which against Italy (1-0) in the Nations League group stage, a competition in which the European Champion is in the semifinals.

Treino da Seleção Nacional no Estádio da Luz

Apart from the nine triumphs, the last ten matches in the Cathedral led to 27 goals scored (an average of 2,7 per match) and only six conceded (0,6 per match). There was an average of 56 169 spectators per game.

The two matches will kick off at 7:45, with the particularity of the Portugal-Serbia match bringing to Luz two athletes from this Balkan country who under Bruno Lage: Fejsa and Zivkovic.


Last 10 matches at Estádio da Luz 

Competition Match Result Date Spectators
Nations League Portugal-Italy 1-0 10.09.2018 52.635
Friendly match Portugal-Algeria 3-0 07.06.2018 53.014
2018 World Cup qualifiers Portugal-Switzerland 2-0 10.10.2017 61.566
2018 World Cup qualifiers Portugal-Hungary 3-0 25.03.2017 57.816
Friendly match Portugal-Estonia 7-0 08.06.2016 52.536
Euro 2016 qualifiers Portugal-Serbia 2-1 29.03.2015 58.430
2014 World Cup qualifiers (1st leg play-off) Portugal-Sweden 1-0 15.11.2013 64.000
2014 World Cup qualifiers Portugal-Russia 1-0 07.06.2013 54.697
Friendly match Portugal-Turkey 1-3 02.06.2012 62.000
Euro 2012 qualifiers (2nd leg play-off) Portugal-Bosnia and Herzegovina 6-2 15.11.2011 45.000


Text: Marco Rebelo

Pics: Cátia Luís / SL Benfica / Archive

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