Portugal defeats Turkey in world cup qualifiers

Portugal has thrashed Turkey to qualify for the World Cup Play-off final.

The game which was played on Thursday, saw the Christiano led team defeat turkey 3goals to one.

Portugal dominated possession and deservedly took the lead on 15 minutes from an Otavio goal.

Otavio was in the right place at the right time to get to the rebound inside the box and gleefully rifled the ball into the right side of the goal.

Diogo Jota made it 2-0 for Portugal, as he leapt to meet a beautiful cross and produced a header that went low inside the left post.

Turkey pulled one back on 65 minutes. Cengiz Under laid the ball off to Burak Yilmaz, who shot from close range into the top of the net, leaving the goalkeeper helpless.

Turkey missed a golden opportunity to equalise 83 minutes from the penalty spot, but Burak Yilmaz threw the ball away, as his poor effort went well over the crossbar.

This win has however qualified Portugal for the play-off finals against North Macedonia.

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