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Portugal 2-0 Turkey

Portugal's Paulo Ferreira was happy with his side's perseverance

Turkey coach Fatih Terim said Portugal's class proved too much for his team, who lost their Euro 2008 opener 2-0 in Geneva.

Goals from Pepe and Raul Meireles gave the Portuguese a deserved victory in a match where they hit the woodwork on three occasions.

"It wasn't easy to play against Portugal - they have world renowned players," stated Terim.

"Nevertheless we worked very hard and tried to score and attack."

He added: "We tried to keep the game on an equal footing but then we conceded the goal.


"It was unfortunate as we lost the ball, conceded the goal just when we could have perhaps done something but, as I say, it's not easy to play against Ronaldo, Simao, and the others."

Pepe opens the scoring in the 61st minute

Group A
16 June 2008 09:44
    P GD PTS
1 Portugal 3 2 6
2 Turkey 3 0 6
3 Czech Republic 3 -2 3
4 Switzerland 3 0 3

see also
Portugal 2-0 Turkey
07 Jun 08 |  Euro 2008
Euro 2008 day one as it happened
07 Jun 08 |  Euro 2008
Portugal v Turkey photos
07 Jun 08 |  Euro 2008
Scolari optimistic after victory
07 Jun 08 |  Portugal
Portugal team guide
15 May 08 |  Portugal
Turkey team guide
15 May 08 |  Turkey

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