Portugal thrashed North Macedonia today, 9-0, in Rio Maior, in the preparation game for the European Futsal Championship, a day after the final triumph by 3-1 against the same place.
Fábio Cecílio, Pany Varela and Miguel Ângelo, with two goals each, and Bruno Coelho, Zicky and goalkeeper Edu added volume to Quinas’ victory, confirming the superiority of the World and European champions against the Balkan team.
On Thursday, the National Team beat North Macedonia by 3-1, in a match in which they sinned in the finalization, due to an offensive mistake and inspiration from goalkeeper Antonio Petrovski.
Less than 24 hours later, the game was written very differently and it started first, at 18 seconds, with a shot from the first story by Fábio Cecílio, after a bad recognition of the game it was very different, under pressure from Pany Varela.
Opening the way to the Balkan goal, Portugal repeated the dominance of the day before, hitting the post, again by Fábio Cecílio, reaching half a dozen goals, still in the first half, with the well-aimed shots of Bruno Coelho, Miguel Ângelo, twice , and Zicky.
In the first half, the combative formation of North Macedonia couldn’t do better than a header to the crossbar defended by André Sousa, by Ismaily, in the sixth minute.
Fábio Cecílio, after an assist from Zicky, and Pany Varela, in a shot from about ten meters, scored twice in the second half, while goalkeeper Edu scored, from goal to goal, taking advantage of the Macedonian 5-4, setting the result at 9 -0.
Before, the goalkeeper, who made his debut with the Quinas shirt, held the Balkan void, opposing the shots of Ramadani, twice, and Arsovski Gjokica-Djo, in the final preparation meeting for the final stage of the Euro ‘ 2022.
The Quinas team begins the defense of the continental title won in 2018 against Serbia on Wednesday, in the first game of Group A, in which they will also face the hosts Netherlands, on the 23rd, and Ukraine, on the 28th.