Euro 2024: Portugal’s friendly debacle before the Euro

By Kételène Guirand

For its last preparation outing before the start of the European Cup, the Seleção lost (1-2) this Saturday against Croatia at the Estadio do Jamor

A very lively friendly match and despite Portuguese domination, the red and white tiles of Croatia scored from the penalty spot in the eighth minute of play by their emblematic captain Lucas Modric following a foul by the Parisian Vitinha against Kovatic. Despite multiple subsequent actions by the Portuguese, they returned to the locker room without being able to change the score at half-time.

Back on the green rectangle and due to better coaching by Roberto Martinez, the Red and Green equalized the score thanks to Diogo Jota in the 48th minute of play. Shortly after Budimir allowed the Kockasti to regain the advantage by scoring a second goal in the 58th minute. minute.

The Seleção das quinas looked very dangerous with the entry of Cristiano Ronaldo into the game but in vain since the Croats remained solid in this match and maintained the advantage of the vatrenies.