Angola v Portugal, 11 June 2006

Score1-0 to Portugal
RefereeJorge Larrionda
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals Group D
VenueRheinEnergie Stadion, Köln
Attendance45,000
Kick-Off: 21:00 Local (20:00 BST) Assistant referees: Wálter Rial (Uruguay) Pablo Fandino (Uruguay) Fourth official: Kevin Stott (United States) Fifth official: Chris Strickland (United States) Man of the Match: Luís Figo (Portugal)

0  Angola

Manager: Luis Oliviera Goncalves

1  Portugal

Manager: Luis Felipe Scolari

Goals:

Goals:

Pauleta 4 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Joao Ricardo
Defender Jamba
Defender Kali
Defender Loco
Midfielder Andre Macanga
Midfielder Luis Delgado
Midfielder Paula Figueiredo
Midfielder Ze Kalanga
Midfielder/Forward Mateus Galiano
Forward Akwa (captain)
Forward Mendonca

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Ricardo
Defender Ricardo Carvalho
Defender Fernando Meira
Defender Nuno Valente
Defender/Midfielder Miguel
Midfielder Petit
Midfielder Simao
Midfielder Tiago
Midfielder/Forward Cristiano Ronaldo
Forward Luis Figo (captain)
Forward Pauleta

Substitutions:

Mantorras for Akwa 60
Édson Nobre for Ze Kalanga 70
Miloy for Paula Figueiredo 80

Substitutions:

Costinha for Cristiano Ronaldo 60
Nuno Maniche for Petit 72
Hugo Viana for Tiago 82

Cards:

Jamba 28 Y
Loco 45 Y
Andre Macanga 52 Y

Cards:

Cristiano Ronaldo 26 Y
Nuno Valente 79 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Lama
Goalkeeper Mario
Defender Lebo Lebo
Defender Marco Abreu
Defender Marco Airosa
Defender/Centre back Rui Marques
Midfielder Édson Nobre
Midfielder Miloy
Forward Flavio
Forward Love
Forward Mantorras
Forward Titi Buengo

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Quim
Goalkeeper Paulo Santos
Defender Marco Caneira
Defender Paulo Ferreira
Defender/Midfielder Ricardo Costa
Midfielder Costinha
Midfielder Deco
Midfielder Nuno Maniche
Midfielder Hugo Viana
Midfielder/Forward Luis Boa Morte
Forward Nuno Gomes

Comments:

One of the poorest nations ever to reach the finals, this was Angola's first game in the World Cup. It was even more significant as it was against their former colonial rulers. Eight of Angola's squad played for Portuguese clubs in the 2005-06 season. Angola have met Portugal on two previous occasions, but only one game was completed. Portugal won 6-0 in 1989 but the second match in 2001 was abandoned after 70 minutes. With Portugal leading 5-1, Angola had four players sent-off then, when another Angolan was injured, it left them with six players as they had used all their substitutes.

Comments:

Portugal have now not been beaten in 13 competitive match since losing the Euro 2004 Final against Greece. Keeper Ricardo becomes the 18th Portuguese player to win 50 full caps.