Score Portugal 0-1 England in 2019 Women's International Friendly

Score Portugal 0-1 England in 2019 Women's International Friendly

Follow game where the Lionesses face Potugueses in a International Friendly at the Estádio do Bonfim. Kick off and Portugal vs England live score at 19:00 BST.

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Player Reaction
Parris sums it up nicely - a hard fought win for the Lionesses. Scrappy and, of course, improvements can be made. But they worked hard and ground out the win!
A lucky winning goal
Full time
Portugal 0-1 England

The Lionesses weren't at their best and it took a goalkeeping error, but finally a win for Phil Neville's side.

SO CLOSE TO AN EQUALISER!
93' A fantastic free-kick from Neto nearly rolls in off Roebuck's back but somehow it stays out!! Huge let off for England!
92' Free kick to Portugal in a dangerous area, presumably the last kick of the game.

Appeared to be a high boot from Walsh.

Two minutes added time
89' Hemp with a chance. She glides through the defence and has a go from distance. It hits the side netting, but a good effort from the young star.
86' 19-year-old Lauren is handed a debut as she takes to the field with a few minutes to go
Portugal make some more substitutions
85' Some brilliant build-up from England. From Lawley to Bronze, who floats a fantastic cross in to Parris - headed just wide.
More subs
Lawley is on for the Lionesses
Portugal sub
The hosts made their second substitution a few moments ago as Pires Neto replaced Ana Borges.
78' Jessica Silva is down receiving treatment. The Portuguese international has been a real threat tonight.
GOAL!
Portugal 0-1 England

72' ENGLAND TAKE THE LEAD!! Morais drops the ball following an England corner and Beth Mead scores the easiest goal ever!

70' England's intensity has certainly increased in the last few minutes, driven mainly by the substitutes.

Taylor has made a couple of fantastic runs and the visitors' have twice come close to scoring.

ENGLAND SHOULD SCORE!!
65' How on earth have the Lionesses' not scored??

Taylor makes a fantastic run and is 1v1, but the goalkeeper gets there first and its pushed out wide.

Mead picks it up and sends in a fantastic cross but Bronze's header is saved!

Double Sub for England
64' Jodie Taylor replaces Beth England and Rachael Daly makes way for Jordan Nobbs
Substitution for Portugal
63' Carolina Mendes makes way for Andreia Norton
61' Frustration from Mead as she goes in on Borges, much to the disapproval of the Portugal fans
60' England are enjoying most of the possession but are struggling to create anything of note. Portugal are defending well and look dangerous on the counter.
50' The Birmingham City midfielder is back up and playing
48' Staniforth is down and receiving treatment
Second-half begins
We're back underway..
Half-time
Portugal 0-0 England

A goalless first half in Portugal. England definitely grew into the game but the Lionesses still have a lot to work on after the break.

45' CLOSE! Parris was inches away from putting the Lionesses ahead. England does well to keep the ball in and pull it back into the box. A fantastic block from Mendes denies the Lyon forward.
41' Bronze believes she should've had a penalty after she was pulled down in the box. Referee says otherwise.
39' Daly finds herself in some space and has a go from distance, but it's well over.
31' Mead attempts a cross but it's close to going in at the far corner. Parris is unable to get a head on it. 
30' A good cross from Greenwood aimed at England is punched away by Morais. Good attempt for the Lionesses.
29' Some last ditch defending from Daly to prevent a 1v1, England looking vulnerable defensively so far.
23' Bronze has a go from distance and it's dropped by the keeper. England tries to pounce but Morais is there first.
Disappointing from England so far..
Parris down receiving treatment.
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England formation
In the early stages it appears Bronze is occupying a holding midfield role for England. Daly at right back.
Kick-off!
7' A bright start for Portugal. The hosts enjoying some early possession.
The teams are out!
Kick-off shortly!
Previous meetings
The last time these two sides met was in the group stage of the 2017 Euros.

Both were drawn in Group C and the Lionesses overcame their opponents 2-1.

How can you watch the game?
Portugal vs England will be broadcast live on BBC Four from 19:00 BST.

Alternatively, you can follow along right here on VAVEL!

Portugal Team News
Starting XI: Morais, M.Mendes, Rebelo, Costa, Borges, Fidalgo, D.Silva, Pinto, Marques, C.Mendes, J.Silva
Last time out for England...
Check out the highlights from England's 1-2 defeat to Brazil on Saturday!

England Team News
Starting XI: Roebuck, Bronze, Houghton, Williamson, Greenwood, Walsh, Mead, Daly, Parris, Staniforth, England

Subs: Telford, Taylor, Nobbs, Earps, Mannion, Bonner, Lawley, Hemp, Kelly

What Phil Neville had to say...
To the BBC, Neville outlined the importance of winning: "The players know they have to win because of the run we're on.

"It's unusual. We are not used to it.

"We know what we need to do. We are on the right road but we realise we might need to suffer a little bit."​​​​​​​

What Francisco Neto had to say...
Speaking to the Portuguese FA, Neto said: "England are very strong. They are a team that has always been fighting for the titles in international competitions.

"They will come here at full strength. It will be a very difficult game for us, but it was what we wanted when we accepted the invitation to face England.

"We like the most demanding challenges."

England stars starting to shine...
Beth England netted her first senior Lionesses goal on Saturday, will she add to the tally tonight?
A welcomed reunion
Ana Borges, a key member of the Portugal team, will reunite with former Chelsea teammates on Tuesday night. 

The 29-year-old moved to Sporting CP on loan but made the move permanent in 2017.

"I know the England team well, and above all Beth England and Millie Bright, who were my colleagues at Chelsea," she said to the Portuguese FA. "They are players I keep in touch with, especially Beth - we lived in the same house in London.

"I would love to see them again."

Early Portugal Team News
For the hosts, Francisco Neto has a fully fit squad to choose from ahead of tonight's game.

This is a huge boost, as England have a number of key players missing and changes have been made to the squad over the last couple of weeks.

 

Early England Team News
Following Saturday's defeat against Brazil, Jill Scott has withdrawn from the squad due to an ankle injury.

Manchester City forward Lauren Hemp and Everton's Chloe Kelly have now joined up with the squad.

No win in five
Since beating Norway in the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals, the Lionesses have suffered defeats against the USA, Sweden, Norway and Brazil and drew with Belgium.

It may not be a competitive fixture, but regaining some form is crucial as Phil Neville starts preparing his team for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.

Hello and welcome to this live text commentary of England's friendly against Portugal at the Estádio do Bonfim. Kick off at 19:00 BST.
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