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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.

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"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."

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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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