Ukraine's veteran goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov kept Portugal at bay with several fine saves in the first hour before the hosts ran out of ideas in the Group B game. The Ukraine captain saved his best for the 56th minute when he brilliantly turned away Andre Silva's goalbound shot with a one-handed save. With Bernardo Silva repeatedly dribbling into dead-ends, Portugal began to lose composure as both Joao Cancelo and Ronaldo sent wayward crosses straight into touch. Portugal then had a let off when Rui Patricio blocked Yevhen Konoplyanka's shot -- Ukraine's only effort on target in the match -- and debutant Junior Moraes saw his shot from the rebound blocked. A late chance went begging for Portugal when substitute Rafa Silva missed his kick after a low Ronaldo cross found him in the area.
Source: bd News24 March 22, 2019 21:45 UTC