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Though they enter the game as heavy underdogs, Russia have, in fact, experienced success, historically, against Portugal when playing matches in the Russian capital. "We were deflated after the game because we felt we had more".

Osorio will hope that taking the attacking initiative gives his team the win they desperately need to improve their chances of progressing before going into a tough final group match against hosts Russian Federation. Make sure you don't miss a minute of it!

"It only matters after three games.We saw how risky Portuguese counter-attacks can be against Mexico".

The Madrid star has been making headlines in recent weeks following accusations that he defrauded Spanish tax authorities out of €14.7million.

The goal came just eight minutes into the match.

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The win moved Portugal top of the table with four points after they conceded an equaliser in stoppage time to draw their opening match 2-2 against Mexico.

It was a miserable start for the Russian skipper, who was making his 100th global appearance.

Portugal dominated the majority of the first half, and could have made it two goals to the good when Ronaldo showed his trademark skill with a stepover before unleashing a powerful low strike, but goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev made a crucial stop.

But Portugal then lost Guerreiro to injury, with coach Fernando Santos conceding the Borussia Dortmund player had been taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg. Fedor Smolov scored in the second half to seal the win for the host nation.

However, it was Russian Federation who finished strongly with substitute Aleksandr Bukharov appealing in vain for a last-gasp penalty after going down in the box before defender Georgy Dzhikya heading inches over Rui Patricio's crossbar deep into injury-time.


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