Orlando Sa Brace Helps Portugal to Victory

Two goals from Porto striker Orlando Sa, and one from Candeias were enough to give the home side a 3-1 victory over a skilled Dutch team. Portugal are trying to salvage their quest to qualify for the 2011 Uefa U21 Euro. In their group are the likes of England and Greece, so they are trying to emulate the difficulty of those games by playing the Netherlands. Anyway, Portugal got off to an amazing start, scoring two goals in the first ten minutes, both of which came from Orlando Sa, who looked too good for his opponents. Candeias then scored over twenty minutes later, inflicting more pain on Holland, making the score an unheard-of 3-0. The dutch fought back, however, with Siem de Jong at the end of most, if not all, of their chances. Soon, he got his goal, but it was little more than a consolation goal, making the final score 3-1. Joao Silva, who was recently transferred from Desporto das Aves to Everton, made his debut for the U-21 team, coming on for Orlando Sa, who will miss the next game due to injury.

Ventura, Pereirinha, Andre Pinto (Bura), Daniel Carrico, Andre Pinto, Ruben Lima, Andre Santos (Pedro Moreira), Castro (Pizzi), Rui Pedro (Andre Almeida), Candeias, Joao Aurelio (Wilson), Orlando Sa (Joao Silva)

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