Silva secures Portugal win

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Silva secures Portugal win

Elliot Turnbull by Elliot Turnbull @rfutbol - 1 4,231

Join us for live text updates from the UEFA Nations League clash between Portugal and Italy live from Benfica's Estádio da Luz.

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FULL TIME: PORTUGAL 1 - 0 ITALY - That's it, Andre Silva's second half goal was enough to give Portugal all 3 points in their first UEFA Nations League match. Thanks for joining us and have a good night!
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FOUR MINUTES ADDED TIME
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Carvahlo OFF Oliveira ON
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SAVE: Good stop from Donnarruma to deny Renato Sanches, he got down well to the low drive.
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Final change for Italy: Cristante OFF Belotti ON
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Change for Portugal: Bruma OFF Martins ON.
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Second change from Mancini's Italy. OFF Criscito ON Emerson
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Change for Portugal PIZZI OFF - SANCHES ON
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Berardi is shown a yellow card for bringing Bruma down.
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Another good save from Donnarruma, this time denying Pizzi.
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Brilliant start to the second half from Fernando Santos' Portugal side.
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Change for Italy - IMMOBILE OFF - BERADI ON
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Great stop from Donnarumma flying away to his right to keep out Bernardo Silva's effort.
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Bruma scored the country's first goal in the Nation League.
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GOAL: PORTUGAL 1 - 0 ITALY: Andre Silva finished brilliantly after a decisive break from Portugal lead by Bruma. The midfielder did brilliant to run 20 yards before finding Andre Sivla. Silva then cut inside onto his left foot and finished brilliantly past Donnarruma.
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SECOND HALF: Hopefully we will get an early goal.
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HALF TIME: PORTUGAL 0 - ITALY 0
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Rueben Neves is the next man to be booked.
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Criscito is booked for holding back William Carvalho.
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Jorginho has an effort from 30 yards out, which is deflected and easily runs into Patricio's arms.
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Another Italy corner after some good defending from Pepe. Bonaventura's cross was too close to the Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper and Patricio easily claimed the ball unchallenged.
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Italy tried the short corner however failed to get a cross into the penalty area, waste of a chance from Mancini's side.
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Zaza well tackled by Cancelo, the resulting corner went off an Italian head - another corner to come! Ball could have gone anywhere.
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PENALTY APPEAL: The referee's missed one here - Criscito looks to intentional block the run of Andre Silva as he tried to play a one two - anywhere else on the pitch and the referee would have given this - big call from the referee.
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PORTUGAL HIT THE BAR: Mario Rui's drilled effort deflects off Cristante's leg and the ball hits the crossbar. Italy are riding their luck here.
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ATTEMPTS ON TARGET: Portugal 5 - 2 Italy
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Portugal threaten on the break once again, but Bruma drags his shot wide of the post.
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CLOSE: Bernardo Silva thought that he'd put Portugal 1-0 up, Donnarruma came out and failed to claim a cross, however it was cleared off the line.
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The Mexican wave epitomises the first 25 minutes, there is a lot of quality in both sides, however it is yet to click.
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Lazzari is having a talking to from the referee after needlessly diving into a challenge on Rueben Neves.
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More pressure from Portugal, after patient build up play Bernardo Silva wastes possession with an over-hit cross. We're lacking quality in the final third.
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It's the host's turn to have a try at goal, Andre Sivla does well to shift the ball on to his right foot, however his effort is too central and easily gathered by Donnarruma.
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First shot of the game comes from Italy's Chiesa - his effort lacked any real power or placement and was an easy save for Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio. Better from the Italians.
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PEPE 100 - tonight's game marks Pepe's 100th cap for Portugal - he was honorued before the game.
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Bright start to the game by the European champions Portugal, they have dominated the opening few minutes.
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Bernardo Silva wins the corner for Portugal, Pizzi went short to Neves - however his cross fails to beat the Italian defensive line.
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Corner for Portugal, Pizzi swung in a dangerous cross however William Carvalho missed a glaring chance from 5 yards out.
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Portugal's first Nations League game, whereas Italy were in action a few nights ago - they labored to a 1-1 draw at home to Poland.
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KICK OFF: We're underway in this UEFA Nations League clash.
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A look inside the home dressing room.
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The visitors have arrived.
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ITALY XI: Donnarumma, Lazzari, Caldara, Romagnoli, Criscito, Cristante, Jorginho, Bonaventura, Zaza, Chiesa, Immobile.
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PORTUGAL XI: Patricio, Cancelo, Pepe, Dias, Rui, William, Neves, Pizzi, Bruma, Silva (A), Silva (B).
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Welcome to today's UEFA Nations League clash between Portugal and Italy live from Benfica, the teams will be in shortly.
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