Nacional 0 - 0 Birmingham
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Birmingham earned a valuable draw in Portugal in their first major European game for 49 years.
And the Blues could have even taken an advantage into the Europa League play-off second leg game after hitting the woodwork three times.
Steven Caldwell headed against the bar from a Jean Beausejour corner in the first half.
Striker Chris Wood hit the post twice, the first from a free-kick and then a header from Chris Burke's delivery.
The Portuguese side made a good start when Mateus da Costa was denied by a well-timed challenge by defender Curtis Davies in the area.
The Championship side fought back with Davies bringing a good save out of home goalkeeper Elisson, before Caldwell and Wood both struck the woodwork.
Wood struck the post with a header again and then fired an effort across the face of goal.
The Blues came close to snatching victory in the last five minutes when Caldwell headed Beausejour's free-kick a foot over the bar.
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Thursday, 18 August 2011
Europa Lge qualifying
|Home Team||Score||Away Team||Time|
- 01 Elisson
- 03 Felipe Lopes
- 04 Danielson
- 05 Nuno Pinto
- 07 Mihelic (Diego 46)
- 08 Skolnik (Elizeu 46)
- 22 Joao Aurelio yellow card
- 88 Luis Alberto
- 09 Mateus
- 18 Rondon
- 20 Costa yellow card (Candeias 69)
- 12 Valverde,
- 33 Luis Neto,
- 06 Todorovic,
- 11 Candeias,
- 66 Elizeu,
- 10 Diego,
- 23 Oliver
- 01 Myhill
- 02 Carr yellow card
- 03 Murphy
- 04 S Caldwell
- 06 Ridgewell yellow card
- 23 Spector
- 24 Davies
- 07 Burke
- 11 Beausejour yellow card
- 22 Redmond
- 39 Wood
- 13 Doyle,
- 37 Hubbins,
- 18 Fahey,
- 20 Valles Prat,
- 17 Rooney,
- 25 Asante,
- 36 Jervis
- Nacional 46%
- Birmingham 54%
Attempts on target
- Nacional 4
- Birmingham 3
Attempts off target
- Nacional 8
- Birmingham 7
- Nacional 8
- Birmingham 5
- Nacional 14
- Birmingham 12
- Final Result
- Full Time
- 90:00+2:04 The match has reached full-time.
- 90:00+1:13 Foul by da Costa Mateus on David Murphy, free kick awarded. Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.
- 85:26 Aliste Felipe Lopes concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Wood. Jean Beausejour produces a cross, Steven Caldwell produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
- 84:15 Unfair challenge on Chris Wood by Batista Elizeu results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Carr.
- 82:07 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.
- 80:54 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ferreira Danielson on Chris Wood. Jean Beausejour produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Rosa Elisson makes a comfortable save.
- 76:40 Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from de Lima Diego Barcelos.
- 76:40 Booking Stephen Carr goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
- 76:35 Stephen Carr concedes a free kick for a foul on da Costa Mateus.
- 74:08 Shot from close range by da Costa Mateus clears the bar.
- 72:32 The ball is sent over by Chris Burke.
- 70:38 The free kick is swung in left-footed by Jean Beausejour, clearance made by Batista Elizeu.
- 70:38 Booking Miguel Joao Aurelio is booked.
- 70:31 Chris Wood fouled by Miguel Joao Aurelio, the ref awards a free kick.
- 69:28 Corner taken right-footed by Daniel Candeias from the right by-line, Chris Burke manages to make a clearance.
- 68:31 Substitution Daniel Candeias is brought on as a substitute for Jose Edgar Costa.
- 67:28 The referee blows for offside against Chris Wood. Indirect free kick taken by Rosa Elisson.
- 65:58 Outswinging corner taken by Jean Beausejour from the left by-line, Curtis Davies produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
- 65:05 Foul by Chris Wood on Ferreira Danielson, free kick awarded. Rosa Elisson takes the direct free kick.
- 64:01 Corner from the right by-line taken by Miguel Nuno Pinto, save made by Boaz Myhill.
- 62:18 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jose Edgar Costa.
- 61:02 Foul by David Murphy on Jose Edgar Costa, free kick awarded. Miguel Nuno Pinto crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Curtis Davies makes a clearance.
- 59:06 Mario Rondon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Curtis Davies. Stephen Carr restarts play with the free kick.
- 57:33 Outswinging corner taken by Miguel Nuno Pinto. Jose Edgar Costa has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
- 55:58 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on da Costa Mateus by Stephen Carr. Direct free kick taken by Ferreira Danielson.
- 55:32 Close range effort by Chris Wood misses to the left of the target.
- 54:49 The referee blows for offside against Nathan Redmond. Rosa Elisson takes the indirect free kick.
- 54:07 Jonathan Spector fouled by Dos Santos Luis Alberto, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.
- 52:59 Free kick taken by Rosa Elisson.
- 52:59 Booking Liam Ridgewell is cautioned.
- 52:26 Foul by Chris Wood on Aliste Felipe Lopes, free kick awarded.
- 47:22 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by David Murphy, Close range shot by Steven Caldwell misses to the left of the goal.
- 47:01 Chris Burke produces a cross, Headed effort from close in by Chris Wood bounces off the post.
- 46:16 Nathan Redmond takes a shot. Save made by Rosa Elisson.
- 45:24 Corner taken by Jose Edgar Costa, Ferreira Danielson takes a shot. Comfortable save by Boaz Myhill.
- 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
- 45:01 Substitution Batista Elizeu joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dejan Skolnik.
- 45:01 Substitution De Lima Diego Barcelos on for Rene Mihelic.
- Half Time
- 45:00+1:05 The ref blows to end the first period.
- 45:00+0:15 Jose Edgar Costa challenges David Murphy unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
- 43:22 Chris Wood takes a shot.
- 42:36 Free kick taken by Jean Beausejour.
- 42:36 Booking Jose Edgar Costa booked.
- 42:27 Jose Edgar Costa concedes a free kick for a foul on Jean Beausejour.
- 38:27 The official flags Rene Mihelic offside. Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.
- 35:49 Foul by Miguel Joao Aurelio on Jean Beausejour, free kick awarded. David Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
- 34:08 Dejan Skolnik delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel. Effort on goal by Dos Santos Luis Alberto from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
- 34:08 Booking Jean Beausejour is cautioned.
- 34:02 Jean Beausejour challenges Miguel Joao Aurelio unfairly and gives away a free kick.
- 32:35 David Murphy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jose Edgar Costa. Free kick crossed left-footed by Dejan Skolnik, comfortable save by Boaz Myhill.
- 31:44 Jose Edgar Costa fouled by Jean Beausejour, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Aliste Felipe Lopes.
- 30:48 Corner taken left-footed by Dejan Skolnik, Dos Santos Luis Alberto produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
- 30:00 The ball is sent over by Jose Edgar Costa, Mario Rondon takes a shot. Blocked by Curtis Davies.
- 28:44 Mario Rondon has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide left.
- 26:25 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Wood by Aliste Felipe Lopes. David Murphy takes the free kick.
- 25:33 Da Costa Mateus concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Ridgewell. Boaz Myhill takes the direct free kick.
- 23:54 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Wood on Rosa Elisson. Rosa Elisson takes the direct free kick.
- 23:26 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by David Murphy, Header from inside the area by Steven Caldwell strikes the post.
- 20:24 David Murphy takes a inswinging corner. The offside flag is raised against Chris Wood. Miguel Joao Aurelio takes the indirect free kick.
- 18:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Ridgewell by Mario Rondon. Free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.
- 17:33 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on da Costa Mateus by Jonathan Spector. Miguel Nuno Pinto takes the direct free kick.
- 16:15 Corner taken by David Murphy.
- 15:32 Miguel Nuno Pinto gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Burke. Free kick taken by Curtis Davies.
- 13:27 The assistant referee flags for offside against Jose Edgar Costa. Chris Wood takes the indirect free kick.
- 11:07 Dos Santos Luis Alberto takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
- 10:21 David Murphy concedes a free kick for a foul on Miguel Joao Aurelio. Miguel Joao Aurelio takes the free kick.
- 9:07 Jean Beausejour gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dos Santos Luis Alberto. Dejan Skolnik restarts play with the free kick.
- 6:30 Chris Burke takes a shot. Save made by Rosa Elisson.
- 6:03 Dos Santos Luis Alberto takes a shot. Save by Boaz Myhill.
- 4:14 Corner taken by Dos Santos Luis Alberto from the right by-line, Ferreira Danielson takes a shot. Save by Boaz Myhill.
- 1:51 Short corner taken by Dejan Skolnik from the right by-line. Ferreira Danielson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
- 0:00 The game gets underway.
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