Portugal 4-0 Israel: Bruno Fernandes scores twice as Cristiano Ronaldo and Joao Cancelo also appear on the scoresheet as Fernando Santos’ side enjoys a routine win in the final friendly before the European Championship
- Midfielder Bruno Fernandes put Portugal ahead in the 42nd minute against Israel
- Cristiano Ronaldo doubled Portugal’s lead moments later before the break
- Joao Cancelo then scored with a beautiful curled finish in the 86th minute in Lisbon
- Fernandes rounded out the process with an emphatic finish in the top corner
- Portugal kicks off their Euro 2020 campaign against Hungary next Tuesday evening
- Read 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 when the reigning European champions finally turned their dominance into goals.
Fernandes scored on Wednesday night with a low finish from a Joao Cancelo cutback after 42 minutes in Lisbon.
It was an uncomplicated evening in the office for Portugal as they beat Israel 4-0
Bruno Fernandes scored twice for the hosts, including in stoppage time against Israel
Joao Cancelo scored a lovely curled attempt to give Portugal a 3-0 lead late in Lisbon
The Manchester United playmaker then went on to supply Ronaldo, who squeezed his shot under the goalkeeper two minutes later.
Bernardo Silva and Andre Silva saw both attempts saved by the goalkeeper as Portugal threatened a third goal, arriving just three minutes before time when Cancelo cut in from the right flank and a left footed shot curled in from the far post.
Fernandes completed the score in stoppage time with a nice goal from the edge of the penalty area.
Cristiano Ronaldo had put Portugal 2-0 ahead in the 44th minute of the friendly in Lisbon
The Juventus star celebrates after doubling the hosts’ lead on Wednesday night
Manchester United midfielder Fernandes started the procedure for Portugal on Wednesday
Fernandes hits just inside the penalty area to send Portugal on their way to victory overwinning
The chances were good for Israel, but they should have scored late through Eran Zahavi, only because his deliberate effort was deflected over the bar.
Portugal will start their European title defense against Hungary on June 15 in Budapest.
Portugal faces a tough group and takes on Germany four days later before taking on world champions France in their final group stage match.
Fernando Santos’ squad will start their Euro 2020 campaign against Hungary next Tuesday