The Portuguese women’s team defeated Thailand 4-1 in the second round of the China Four-Day Tournament.
Having scored a draw at home against the hosts, Portugal took the lead against the Thais with a goal from Ana Leite in the 43rd minute, but their opponents re-established their equalizer before Kanyanat Chetthabutr.
In the second half, Carolina Mendes entered the 60th minute, replacing Matilde Fidalgo, and solved the match in favor of Portugal with a hat-trick (67, 86 and 90 + 3).
“This was a perfectly fair result, in a game where we dominated and demonstrated great competence and organization. We were able to create good chances against an opponent who, we knew, could create danger in the transitions and counterattack, as in the The team, even after suffering the goal, was always calm even though we made some changes in the initial ‘eleven’, “said Portuguese coach Francisco Neto, quoted by the Portuguese Football Federation.
In the last round, on Monday, Portugal ends their participation against Finland.