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

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21:532 years ago

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!
21:232 years ago

A lucky winning goal

20:542 years ago

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.

20:532 years ago

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!
20:522 years ago
92' Free kick to Portugal in a dangerous area, presumably the last kick of the game.

Appeared to be a high boot from Walsh.

20:512 years ago
Two minutes added time
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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.
20:452 years ago
86' 19-year-old Lauren is handed a debut as she takes to the field with a few minutes to go
20:452 years ago

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.
20:422 years ago

More subs

Lawley is on for the Lionesses
20:392 years ago

Portugal sub

The hosts made their second substitution a few moments ago as Pires Neto replaced Ana Borges.
20:382 years ago
78' Jessica Silva is down receiving treatment. The Portuguese international has been a real threat tonight.
20:322 years ago

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!

20:302 years ago
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.

20:262 years ago

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!

20:252 years ago

Double Sub for England

64' Jodie Taylor replaces Beth England and Rachael Daly makes way for Jordan Nobbs
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Substitution for Portugal

63' Carolina Mendes makes way for Andreia Norton
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61' Frustration from Mead as she goes in on Borges, much to the disapproval of the Portugal fans
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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.
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50' The Birmingham City midfielder is back up and playing
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48' Staniforth is down and receiving treatment
20:052 years ago

Second-half begins

We're back underway..
19:492 years ago

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.

19:472 years ago
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.
19:432 years ago
41' Bronze believes she should've had a penalty after she was pulled down in the box. Referee says otherwise.
19:402 years ago
39' Daly finds herself in some space and has a go from distance, but it's well over.
19:342 years ago
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. 
19:332 years ago
30' A good cross from Greenwood aimed at England is punched away by Morais. Good attempt for the Lionesses.
19:312 years ago
29' Some last ditch defending from Daly to prevent a 1v1, England looking vulnerable defensively so far.
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23' Bronze has a go from distance and it's dropped by the keeper. England tries to pounce but Morais is there first.
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Disappointing from England so far..

19:242 years ago
Parris down receiving treatment.
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Technical difficulties

Experiencing some difficulties with WiFi connection at the moment. 

Apologies for any gaps in coverage.

19:112 years ago

England formation

In the early stages it appears Bronze is occupying a holding midfield role for England. Daly at right back.
19:102 years ago

Kick-off!

7' A bright start for Portugal. The hosts enjoying some early possession.
18:582 years ago

The teams are out!

Kick-off shortly!
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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.

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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!

18:272 years ago

Portugal Team News

Starting XI: Morais, M.Mendes, Rebelo, Costa, Borges, Fidalgo, D.Silva, Pinto, Marques, C.Mendes, J.Silva
18:112 years ago

Last time out for England...

Check out the highlights from England's 1-2 defeat to Brazil on Saturday!

18:022 years ago

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

13:222 years ago

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."​​​​​​​

13:192 years ago

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."

13:152 years ago

England stars starting to shine...

Beth England netted her first senior Lionesses goal on Saturday, will she add to the tally tonight?
13:102 years ago

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."

12:482 years ago

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.

 

12:282 years ago

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.

12:262 years ago

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.

09:222 years ago
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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