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Late goal from Conceicao gives Portugal a 2-1 win over the Czech Republic – Dubai Eye 103.8

Late goal from Conceicao gives Portugal a 2-1 win over the Czech Republic – Dubai Eye 103.8

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 6:21 AM

By Reuters

Late goal from Conceicao gives Portugal a 2-1 win over the Czech Republic – Dubai Eye 103.8
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A late goal from Portuguese substitute Francisco Conceicao secured a 2-1 victory over the Czech Republic in their opening Group F match at the 2024 European Championship, where they also needed an own goal as they came from behind to take the win.

Portugal dominated possession and had the lion’s share of chances, but it was the Czechs who took the lead in the 62nd minute when Lukas Provod struck a stunning goal into the far corner.

Seven minutes later, Portugal were level when Czech goalkeeper Jindrich Stanek pushed away Nuno Mendes’ header, but only as far as Robin Hranac’s leg and the ball ricocheted into the defender’s own net.

The match was in extra time when Conceicao tapped in from close range after a defensive error by Hranac to give Portugal the win.