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Bola-Portugal enter the qualifying stage with the biggest win ever (handball)

Bola-Portugal enter the qualifying stage with the biggest win ever (handball)

Portugal entered the qualifiers for the European Championship 2024 with the right hand, confirming favoritism against its Turkish counterpart, with a difference of 44-27, while it was the largest victory in terms of goal difference in the official matches of the team.

Without missing out on qualifying from the road to the final stage of Euro 2020 and a historic sixth place, the Sea Champions did not miss the five major competitions held since then, including the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and the place in. 2023 World Cup. From an early age, these shots and superiority were felt at the Centro de Desportos e Congresso de Matosinhos, although the first goal came from Francisco Costa, the talented 17-year-old winger, who opened the scoring in 30 seconds.

Portugal’s next five goals had the same number of authors, until Pedro Portela, a Portuguese from Nantes, was the first to score a double, when A Seleção began to separate itself from its Turkish counterpart (6-3) and with Diogo Branquinho. And his knowledge of how to take advantage of the opponent’s empty goal moments to score five goals and be the top scorer in the first half, which the Portuguese succeeded in achieving by 12 goals (24-12) after coach Paulo Pereira gave minutes to return Joao Ferraz, Andre Gomez and Luis Frady, who were absent recently due to injury .

The second half began with Manuel Gaspar in the goal, until then well guarded by Miguel Espinha, Portugal continued to rain goals, which the fans requested in the stands one after another. With the margin brought in from the first half, only the hexa would take the two points from the selection and Paulo Pereira rotated the bench, giving every player a chance to score and that’s what happened, except for the goalkeepers.

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With six goals, Diogo Branquino, Victor Ituriza and Francisco Costa were the most accurate among the sea champions, Cefketa Yagmoroglu, with the same half a dozen, stood out among the Turks.

On Sunday, Portugal plays Luxembourg the second match of the group, which advanced tonight after the defeat.