The U19 women’s football team beat Turkey 3-1 on Wednesday in the opening match of the 2019 UEFA European Championship Qualifying Tournament in Braga.
Maria Negrão (38 minutes), Francisca Nazareth (40 + 7) and Andreia Jacinto (68) scored the goals of the lusas in the Sporting City of Sporting de Braga, while the Turks’ goal was scored by Ece Tekmen (71).
The result does not reflect the intense dominance of the pupils of Jose Paisana, who made 27 shots against only four of the opponents.
Hours earlier, in the other game of the group Belgium thrashed Andorra by 8-0.
The Portuguese meet on Saturday Andorra at the City Stadium of Barcelos and on Tuesday Belgium.
The first two qualifiers from each group qualify for the Elite round in which the 28 teams are divided into seven groups of four, with each winner qualifying for the Bulgarian European.