Turkey v Portugal LIVE: Result and reaction as Cristiano Ronaldo’s side win Group F at Euro 2024

Portugal cruised to a 3-0 win against Turkey and booked their spot in the Euro 2024 last 16 as Group F winners thanks to a Bernardo Silva strike, an own-goal by Samet Akaydin and a Bruno Fernandes tap-in.

Silva scored his first goal in a major international tournament in the 21st minute when a cross from Nuno Mendes deflected off a Turkish defender to find the Manchester City forward ghosting alone in the area, who then smashed it past the goalkeeper to put the Portuguese ahead.

Seven minutes later, Turkish defender Akaydin made a comical mistake as he tried to play the ball back to his goalkeeper who was out of position and there was nothing he could to stop it from rolling into the net despite their desperate attempts to keep it out.

Portugal kept dominating and extended their lead after substitute Ruben Neves set Cristiano Ronaldo free with a long ball to beat the offside line and, after drawing in the goalkeeper, squared the ball for Fernandes who only had to tap it into an empty goal.

The win lifts Portugal to a guaranteed first place in Group F on six points, three ahead Turkey in second and five ahead of Georgia and Czech Republic with one game to go.

Follow the reaction from Turkey v Portugal below – plus the reaction to Georgia v Czech Republic and updates from Belgium v Romania in the day’s late game:

Euro 2024: Turkey v Portugal

Turkey heavily beaten by Portugal in Dortmund as Roberto Martinez’s men secure top spot in Group F and qualify for last-16

REPORT: The Cristiano Ronaldo circus provokes a serious question over Portugal’s Euro 2024 hopes

RATINGS: Bernardo Silva and Cristiano Ronaldo thrive in confident display

55’ GOAL! – Ronaldo times his run perfectly before squaring it to Fernandes (TUR 0-3 POR)

29’ GOAL! – Samet Akaydin’s own goal howler doubles the lead (TUR 0-2 POR)

21’ GOAL! – Bernardo Silva pops up at the back post to turn home a tap-in (TUR 0-1 POR)

Türkiye 0 – 3 Portugal

Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne embody the best and worst of Belgium in vital win over Romania

22:03 , Mike Jones

Romelu Lukaku stood with his back not only to goal, but to the raucous mass of crimson behind it. From somewhere within that throng, a plume of red smoke billowed towards the roof of the stadium. It might as well have been a warning to Romania, but just one minute into this critical Euro 2024 clash, they did not have time to heed it.

Lukaku, so often maligned for his endeavours with Belgium, executed his hold-up to perfection, fending off Andrei Burca and cushioning the ball into the stride of Youri Tielemans. The midfielder did the rest, driving the ball low and hard past Florin Nita.

Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne embody the best and worst of Belgium in vital win

FT Belgium 2-0 Romania

22:00 , Mike Jones

Kevin De Bruyne was been named Player of the Match.

Uefa’s Technical Observer Panel said: “He made the difference for Belgium as they claimed their first points. Once again, he was the key player for his side.”

FT Belgium 2-0 Romania

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Four teams are all locked on three points. Group E is going down to a final day shootout next Wednesday. Here are the two fixtures:

Slovakia vs Romania

Ukraine vs Belgium

Full-time! Belgium 2-0 Romania

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90+4 mins: Belgium get the job done!

After a shock defeat to Slovakia in their opening match, Belgium needed to come here and get the win. The consequences of beating Romania mean that all four teams in Group E have three points after two games each.

It will be a nail-biting end to the group stages for all of them. Youri Tielemans and Kevin De Bruyne scored the goals, Belgium take the win and move one step closer to the last-16.

Belgium 2-0 Romania

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90 mins: Four minutes of added time to play.

Belgium 2-0 Romania

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85 mins: Belgium try to put the game to bed with Leandro Trossard slipped into the box on the right hand side. He holds onto the ball a little too long and his square pass to Lukaku is blocked and cleared.

Belgium 2-0 Romania

21:38 , Mike Jones

82 mins: That goal should be enough for Belgium. There was a VAR check to see whether the goal should stand as De Bruyne was possibly offside.

The result fell Belgium’s way and they have a two goal lead at last.

GOAL! Belgium 2-0 Romania (De Bruyne, 79’)⚽️

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79 mins: Has Kevin De Bruyne won this game for Belgium?

A hopeful ball is punted up the pitch by Koen Casteels and drops beautifully for De Bruyne who makes a run in between the centre-backs.

As the ball bounces into the box, De Bruyne beats Florin Nita to it and pokes it into the ground, past the goalkeeper and over the line.

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Belgium 1-0 Romania

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78 mins: Yannick Carrasco and Orel Mangala have been brought on for Belgium with goalscorer Youri Tielemans and Jeremy Doku being replaced.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

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75 mins: 15 minutes to play in Cologne. Belgium are firmly in the game management mode with substitutes being brought on to shore up the defence and keep Romania at bay.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

21:28 , Mike Jones

72 mins: Romania seem to have been buoyed on by that disallowed goal. They’re asking more questions of Belgium and are seeing more and more possession high up the pitch.

This is what they wanted. To take the match deep and hopefully nick an equaliser. Can they pull it off?

Belgium 1-0 Romania

21:24 , Mike Jones

69 mins: Save!

Dennis Man is fed into space and touches the ball into the box. He takes his time and sidefoots a shot at goal only for Koen Casteels to make a fine body stop after closing the angle to the near post!

Belgium 1-0 Romania

21:23 , Mike Jones

66 mins: Romelu Lukaku has now had three goals ruled out at Euro 2024. He’s been unlucky with a couple of them and has found himself offside by the barest of margins.

NO GOAL! Belgium 1-0 Romania

21:22 , Mike Jones

64 mins: The goal has been disallowed!

A quick check has ruled out the Belgian striker’s effort for offside. That was a ridiculously close call.

That’s the third goal Lukaku has seen ruled out at Euro 2024.

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GOAL! Belgium 2-0 Romania (Lukaku, 63’)⚽️

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63 mins: Kevin De Bruyne brings the ball under control and spins towards goal. He threads the needle with a fine pass in between the centre-backs.

Romelu Lukaku is the runner and laces a first time shot into the back of the net!

Belgium 1-0 Romania

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62 mins: Jeremy Doku tries to come inside and use his right foot for a shot. He comes up against Radu Dragusin who strongly forces him wide which results in a shot hitting the side netting.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

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60 mins: An hour played in this one and Belgium aren’t safe yet. Romania are scrapping for an equaliser while at the same time desperately defending their own box under the threat from Romelu Lukaku.

It’s fascinating viewing and can still swing any way.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

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57 mins: Leandro Trossard has come on for Belgium replacing Dodi Lukebakio on the right side of the pitch. Kevin De Bruyne is then sent the ball over on the left and he touches the ball into the box.

Jeremy Doku sprints towards the back post as De Bruyne curls a low pass into the six-yard area.

Doku stretches for a tap-in but can’t reach the ball!

Belgium 1-0 Romania

21:09 , Mike Jones

54 mins: Close! Doku flicks a pass on to De Bruyne making his way up the inside left channel. He cuts to the right and pings a curling shot towards the back post.

There’s just not enough whip on the shot and the ball goes wide. That would have been a scorching goal had it gone in.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

21:07 , Mike Jones

51 mins: Doku, who was so good in the first half, isn’t allowed to come inside this time despite an enterprising run down the line. He finds enough space for a cross though but Nita flaps the ball to the other side of the box.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

21:05 , Mike Jones

48 mins: Great start to the second half for Romania. Denis Man takes a shot from range and fizzes an effort into the hands of Koen Casteels.

A couple of minutes later Man releases Valentin Mihaila who bombs forward on the break, runs into the box, moves to the left then laces a shot over the crossbar!

These are warning signs for Belgium.

Second half! Belgium 1-0 Romania

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Romania get the ball rolling in Cologne for the second half. Is there a way for them to get back into this match?

HT Belgium 1-0 Romania

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As things stand, all three teams in Group E have three points. Should Belgium win this game by this scoreline they’ll move up to third with everything on the line for the final group games next week.

HT Belgium 1-0 Romania

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Belgium’s goal after 73 seconds is their earliest ever in a match at a major international tournament.


HT Belgium 1-0 Romania

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Half-time! Belgium 1-0 Romania

20:48 , Mike Jones

45 mins: Belgium were under pressure coming into this match and they put any nerves to bed inside the opening two minutes. Youri Tielemans sent them into the lead and from there, despite some decent attacks from Romania, they’ve had control of the game.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

20:43 , Mike Jones

42 mins: Lukebakio lays the ball off to De Bruyne who storms into the box and almost finishes off a slick move from Belgium. De Bruyne falls away as he takes the shot which sofly rolls into the hands of Florin Nita.

The his best effort of the night.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

20:41 , Mike Jones

39 mins: Ratiu curls a decent ball into the box which curls away from Wout Faes and almost drops for Denis Dragus who tussles with the defender.

Koen Casteels comes off his line and smothers it as Dragus hits the deck looking for a penalty that doesn’t come.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

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36 mins: Lukebakio dances into the box from the right and takes shot which is deflected wide of the target. The resultand corner is swung into the middle by De Bruyne but Denis Dragus jumps highest and heads the ball clear.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

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33 mins: Andrei Ratiu is having a torrid time up against Jeremy Doku who is too quick, too skillful and too determined to get the better of the defender.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

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30 mins: De Bruyne’s delivery is shockingly bad for a player of his quality but it doesn’t matter anyway as Wout Faes is penalised for a bit of argy bargy.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

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27 mins: The longer Romania can keep the deficit at one the better off they’ll be. That much is obvious but they’ve shown a bit of quality in the final third already and Belgium will become more nervous as the game goes on.

They are desperately trying to add a second here to secure a cushion for themselves. Kevin De Bruyne is brought down and has the chance to deliver a free kick into the box.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

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24 mins: Valentin Mihaila gets into the action with a great run down the right side. He scoots across the edge of the box after cutting inside and gets off a shot.

Jan Vertonghen drops to get the block in but the ball comes back to Mihaila. He tries to manoeuvre into more space but slips and Belgium get the ball away.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

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21 mins: At the other end of the pitch Romania win a free kick that gets driven over to the far post. Radu Dragusin is the target but Arthur Theate beats him in the air and nods the ball behind for a corner.

The next set piece gets dealt with by the Belgians.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

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18 mins: Save!

Belgium sweep forward on the break with Kevin De Bruyne in possession. Romelu Lukaku and Jeremy Doku fly into the box and draw away defenders as De Bruyne slots a pass over to Dodi Lukebakio.

He checks to the left then blazes a curling shot at goal only for Florin Nita to leap to his right and palm the ball wide!

Solid goalkeeping to keep Romania in the contest.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

20:18 , Mike Jones

17 mins: Dodi Lukebakio flicks the ball around Marius Marin and picks out Romelu Lukaku. Marin stands his ground a collides with Lukebakio as he tries to dart away meaning Belgium are awarded a free kick.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

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14 mins: Timothy Castagne gets clear of Nicusor Bancu before lifting a cross into the box. Goalkeeper Florin Nita fumbles the ball and Jeremy Doku collects it.

He’s got nowhere to go and decides to retreat in order to tempt the Romanians out of position.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

20:12 , Mike Jones

11 mins: Belgium are almost in again. Jeremy Doku weaves and twists towards the ball from the left wing behind checking inside. He rolls the ball off to Youri Tielemans who goes for goal again but sees his effort blocked this time.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

20:08 , Mike Jones

8 mins: Denis Dragus was Romania’s brightest spark in their opening match against Ukraine and has looked energetic through this opening minutes as well.

The Romanians certainly don’t look afraid of their opponents and are happy to take on this challenge.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

20:06 , Mike Jones

5 mins: Romania respond well. They take the ball to the Belgium final third and take on the goalkeeper. Koen Casteels leaps across and turns the ball wide for a corner.

It’s all happening out there.

GOAL! Belgium 1-0 Romania (Tielemans, 2’)⚽️

20:03 , Mike Jones

2 mins: Wow!

Lukaku is fed the ball from the right and brings it to the box. He slots a pass over to Jeremy Doku who holds it up before sliding a threaded pass back to the forward.

Lukaku’s back is to goal so he offloads it to the arriving Youri Tielemans who strikes a first-time effort into the far bottom corner.

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Kick off! Belgium 0-0 Romania

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Belgium get the ball rolling in Cologne. The only certain outcome from this match is the Romania will qualify for the knockout rounds if they win.

Belgium will be hoping for a better outing tonight. Kevin De Bruyne goes on an early run but can’t find Romelu Lukaku with a short pass into the box.

Belgium vs Romania

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Here come the players.

Kevin De Bruyne has the armband for Belgium and knows that defeat tonight will put his team on the verge of an early exit. The Red Devils were well off it in their opener against Slovakia and are the only team yet to score in the tournament.

Can they get the job done tonight?

Kick off is up next…

Belgium vs Romania

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Both sides have won five of their 12 encounters with the other two matches ending in draws. Although they haven’t met since 2012.

Which way will this one go tonight?

Belgium vs Romania

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Edward Iordanescu could lead Romania to victory in their opening two games of a major tournament for just the second time in their history, after his father Anghel achieved the same at the 1998 World Cup.

Belgium vs Romania

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Romania have exited the group stage in four of their five European Championship appearances.

Belgium vs Romania

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Romelu Lukaku has six goals in 11 games at the European Championships – no other Belgium player has more than two goals at the Euro finals.

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Belgium vs Romania

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Belgium haven’t lost the opening two group games of a major tournament since the inaugural World Cup in 1930.

Belgium vs Romania

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The Red Devils’ defeat against Slovakia was their first under head coach Domenico Tedesco.


The Cristiano Ronaldo circus provokes a serious question over Portugal’s Euro 2024 hopes

19:20 , Mike Jones

As one man took centre stage in a circus, a properly serious team got on with the business of convincingly winning football matches around him. Is this to be the story of Portugal at Euro 2024?

Perhaps it really is the sign of a new team that, as a goal stood at Cristiano Ronaldo’s mercy, he shockingly passed for another player to score. It wasn’t the only moment where he threw back the years. There was also the moment when he beat a defender with a step-over to cross, something he hasn’t actually done in maybe a decade.

For all that such contributions were largely at the fringes of a game, which was already won by the Selecao’s more influential modern players, there is no doubting the main event of Roberto Martinez’s side.

The Ronaldo circus provokes a serious question over Portugal’s Euro 2024 hopes

Belgium vs Romania

19:15 , Mike Jones

Next up, Belgium take on Romania following their 1-0 loss to Slovakia. The Red Devils suffered a shock loss in their Group E opener and now have to perform against Romania to keep themselves in contention to reach the next round.

Defeat to Romania in Cologne would not eliminate Belgium, but it would be a huge blow to their chances of progressing to the last 16.

For their part, Romania can secure their spot in the knockouts having hammered Ukraine in their opener. It was their first win at the Euros for 24 years. Can they follow up with another one?

Group F standings

19:10 , Chris Wilson

This how Group F looks after the second round of games. Portugal are through, with the second place up for grabs in a pivotal encounter between Turkey and the Czech Republic.

1 – (Q) Portugal – 6 points, GD +4

2 – Turkey – 3 points, GD -1

3 – Czech Republic – 1 point, GD -1

4 – Georgia – 1 point, GD -2

Next matches

19:05 , Chris Wilson

Portugal will face Georgia in their final game of the group stages, looking to make it three wins from three. The two sides meet in Gelsenkirchen on Wednesday, 26 June, with kick-off at 8pm BST.

Turkey face the Czech Republic in a battle to take second place in the group, knowing that a point will likely be enough for them to go through in second place. Those two play on the same day, at the same time, in Hamburg.

FULL-TIME! Turkey 0-3 Portugal

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Turkey v Portugal player ratings as Bernardo Silva and Cristiano Ronaldo thrive in confident display

18:57 , Mike Jones

Portugal secured qualification for the round of 16 at Euro 2024 with a confident and dominant display against a frazzled and frustrated Turkey.

The Turks should have taken the lead early on following a fine run down the wing from Zeki Celik. A cross curled over to the back post where Kerem Akturkoglu edged ahead of Joao Cancelo only to fluff his shot. It was a great chance missed and Roberto Martinez’s team then took command.

Turkey v Portugal player ratings as Bernardo Silva thrives in confident display

Belgium vs Romania

18:55 , Mike Jones

Still to come is the final match of the day which sees Belgium, who need to win, taking on Romania. Here’s how the teams line-up:

Belgium XI: Casteels; Castagne, Faes, Vertonghen; Doku, Tielemans, Onana, Theate; De Bruyne, Lukaku, Lukebakio

Romania XI: Nita; Ratiu, Dragusin, Burca, Bancu; M. Marin; Man, R. Marin, Stanciu, Mihaila; Dragus

FULL-TIME! Turkey 0-3 Portugal

18:54 , Chris Wilson

The final whistle blows in Dortmund, and Portugal have qualified for the next round and finished top of Group F!

A hectic start made way to a well-worked Portugal goal, and once that own goal went in it was all over.

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-3 Portugal

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95 mins

Ruben Neves opts to shoot from distance, and we know he can, but that one’s never troubling Bayindir.

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-3 Portugal

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94 mins

Celik wins a corner in the last couple of minutes, and we have another break for a pitch invader.

It’s made an embarrassment of the stadium security, and unsurprisingly Ronaldo looks quite irritated.

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-3 Portugal

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92 mins

Bernardo Silva thinks he’s earned a penalty, but he went down too easily.

We have a brief break for a third pitch invader.

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-3 Portugal

18:49 , Chris Wilson

90 mins

Fernandes plays a ball in to Neto, and there’s space to run into, but his dribbling is poor and he loses it to Demiral.

Portugal counter again, with Joao Neves – who just came on for Vitinha – squaring it to Ronaldo, who lays it off to Silva. The City man takes the shot rather than playing in Fernandes, and the attack ends.

There’ll be five minutes of added time in Dortmund.

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-3 Portugal

18:47 , Chris Wilson

88 mins

Almost brilliant from Portugal as Ronaldo lays it off to Fernandes on the edge of the box. He looks like he’s going to sweep it to the left wing but instead he slips a ball through to the onrushing Silva, who just can’t quite get it under control as Bayindir races off his line.

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-3 Portugal

18:45 , Chris Wilson

86 mins

Portugal are taking it pretty easy now. This game was over as a contest as soon as the third went in, and it’s been pedestrian ever since really.

Guler plays an inviting disguised pass into the box, but it’s cleared.

Portugal counter, but Ronaldo can’t get the required accuracy on the pass back to Neto.

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-3 Portugal

18:43 , Chris Wilson

84 mins

Bayindir rises high to collect Mendes’ cross, and Turkey’s counterattack ends with Guler chipping a ball towards Yazıcı that runs out of play.

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-3 Portugal

18:41 , Chris Wilson

81 mins

Pepe does make way now, with many Turkey fans partaking in a standing ovation. He’s replaced by Benfica’s Antonio Silva.

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-3 Portugal

18:39 , Chris Wilson

79 mins

Pepe clears the first corner back out for another corner, and then he clears the second corner away before heading away the follow-up cross.

He’s the oldest player to ever play at a European Championship, and he’s had a great game today.

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-3 Portugal

18:37 , Chris Wilson

77 mins

Effective Turkey attacks have been few and far between in the second half, and another breaks down as Yılmaz loses the ball, but they do win a corner in the end.

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-3 Portugal

18:33 , Chris Wilson

75 mins

Turkey make another change as an injured Akaydin is replaced by Merih Demiral.

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-3 Portugal

18:31 , Chris Wilson

73 mins

Unsurprisingly, Ronaldo is looking like the most animated player on the pitch at the moment. You can tell the fact that he hasn’t scored yet is weighing on his mind.

He almost has a couple of chances as Portugal counter, but Pedro Neto can’t find him with a through ball or with the cross on the follow-up.

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-3 Portugal

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70 mins

The biggest cheer of the day from the Turkey fans as Arda Guler replaces Akgün.

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-3 Portugal

18:27 , Chris Wilson

68 mins

The commentary team have started talking about the oldest brewery in the world, which is apparently in Dortmund, so that gives you an idea as to the pace of the game at the moment.

Nelson Semedo has replaced Joao Cancelo.

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-3 Portugal

18:24 , Chris Wilson

65 mins

Yildiz tries an effort from distance, but it flies over.

Silva gets away down the right and clips the cross to Ronaldo, but he just gets ahead of it as he jumps and can’t direct it goalwards.

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-3 Portugal

18:21 , Chris Wilson

62 mins

Portugal look more likely to extend their lead than concede at the moment. You wonder whether it’s worth it for Vincenzo Montella to even try getting anything from this now.

He has made another two changes though, as Ayhan and Aktürkoğlu come off for Yuksek and Yildiz.

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-3 Portugal

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58 mins

Sloppy from Turkey, with Celik playing Ronaldo onside and then slipping.

It’s looking very comfortable for Portugal now.

GOAL! Turkey 0-3 Portugal

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56 mins

GOAL! And that should be that.

Another gift for Portugal, and it’s so simple. Dias has the ball in his own half, close to halfway. He spots Ronaldo making the run, and he’s curved it perfectly to stay onside. He’s one-v-one and squares it to Fernandes, who taps into an empty net.

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-2 Portugal

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55 mins

Vitinha has had a poor few minutes, but he gets lucky as the foul is given when he’d lost the ball near the touchline.

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-2 Portugal

18:11 , Chris Wilson

54 mins

Vitinha tries playing though Fernandes for the ball across goal, but again his pass is overhit.

Turkey attack and Yazici has his first effort since coming on, but it’s straight at Costa.

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-2 Portugal

18:10 , Chris Wilson

51 mins

Cancelo fires a ball across goal and it goes all the way across to Neto, but he can’t find Fernandes with his cutback.

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-2 Portugal

18:06 , Chris Wilson

47 mins

Pepe concedes a corner early on, but Dias heads away the in-swinging delivery. Portugal are inches away from being clean through on goal, but Vitinha’s pass to Fernandes is overhit.

KICK-OFF! Turkey 0-2 Portugal

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KICK-OFF! Turkey get the second half started in Dortmund.

Both sides have made changes at half-time. For Turkey, Kokcu comes off for Yazici, while Pedro Neto and Joao Neves replaces Rafa Leao and Palhinha for Portugal.

HALF-TIME! Turkey 0-2 Portugal

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The two sides are trudging back out of the tunnel, and we’re almost underway in the second half.

HALF-TIME! Turkey 0-2 Portugal

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A pivotal second half on the horizon for both teams then, as they know that today’s winner will qualify in first place in the group.

Turkey have a mountain to climb in the second half, though even if they lose, they will fancy themselves to get the points required to send themselves through when they face the Czech Republic.

HALF-TIME! Turkey 0-2 Portugal

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That was Silva’s first goal at a major tournament for Portugal! It came at a great time for the Selecao.

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HALF-TIME! Turkey 0-2 Portugal

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HALF-TIME! The whistle blows and boos ring around the Westfalenstadion.

Portugal are 45 minutes from winning Group F.

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-2 Portugal

17:46 , Chris Wilson

45 mins

Turkey fans and players alike are feeling a little hard done by, and there are plenty of boos and whistles ringing around the BVB Stadion after Palhinha stops a counter. The Fulham man also gets booked.

Turkey can’t make anything of the free-kick though, and Portugal will look to see out the half.

We’ll have one minute of added time.

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-2 Portugal

17:44 , Chris Wilson

43 mins

Now Akaydin goes into the book for a heavy challenge on Leao, which seems harsh. Celik also gets booked for arguing with the referee.

Bernardo Silva finds Pepe at the back post with the delivery, but he had strayed offside.

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-2 Portugal

17:42 , Chris Wilson

41 mins

Calhanoglu dispossesses Vitinha and Turkey counter, but the shot from distance is easily covered by Costa.

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-2 Portugal

17:40 , Chris Wilson

39 mins

Rafael Leao gets a yellow card for diving on the edge of the box, and he’ll miss the next game.

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-2 Portugal

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Euro 2024: Turkey 0-2 Portugal

17:38 , Chris Wilson

36 mins

silva is having a great time out there at the moment. His latest involvement sees him carry it towards goal and sweep it across to Ronaldo, who fires over the bar from just outside the box.

Moments later, some brilliant defending from Pepe prevents Aktürkoğlu’s cross reaching its intended target.

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-2 Portugal

17:36 , Chris Wilson

34 mins

Turkey haven’t given up hope yet, but their attacks are lacking a little bit of quality in the last phase.

Portugal attack and Silva slips it through to the onrushing Fernandes, who skews a shot well wide from distance.

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-2 Portugal

17:33 , Chris Wilson

31 mins

Turkey try and get one back almost immediately but Kokcu’s shot is kept out by Costa at the near post.

GOAL! Turkey 0-2 Portugal

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28 mins

GOAL! Oh my word, what has happened there!?!

A disaster of an own goal for Turkey. Portugal attack and it’s ruined at the last after Cancelo’s through ball to Ronaldo is cut out. It runs to Akaydin, and he slips a pass back to Bayindir. But he hasn’t looked to place his pass properly, and it goes straight past Bayindir before rolling into the back of the net!

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-1 Portugal

17:29 , Chris Wilson

27 mins

Roberto Martinez is urging his side to keep possession a little better. He looks a little frustrated despite the lead.

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-1 Portugal

17:26 , Chris Wilson

24 mins

Bardakci is the first player in the book after he goes into a sliding challenge with his studs up.

GOAL! Turkey 0-1 Portugal

17:24 , Chris Wilson

22 mins

GOAL! Right after almost conceding a great chance, Portugal lead!

They attack with Leao down the left, and he slides a ball through to the overlapping Nuno Mendes. Mendes cuts it back looking for Ronaldo in the box, but it gets a deflection off Kokcu and runs straight into the path of Bernardo Silva, who rifles it in at the near post!

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-0 Portugal

17:22 , Chris Wilson

20 mins

Almost a brilliant chance for Turkey as they play out from the back and the ball runs into the path of Kokcu. He almost gets to it to poke it into the path of Yilmaz, but Pepe slides in at the last to prevent the chance!

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-0 Portugal

17:20 , Chris Wilson

18 mins

Portugal are starting to impose themselves on this game, with Turkey not seeing a lot of the ball (and losing it quickly when they do).

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-0 Portugal

17:16 , Chris Wilson

15 mins

Ronaldo skips past Bardakci and clips in a cross, but again Leao can’t make anything of the header.

Euro 2024: Turkey 0-0 Portugal

17:14 , Chris Wilson

13 mins

Portugal work the ball down the right, with Cancelo exchanging passes with Vitinha, who eventually hooks in the cross. Leao tries to head it back across goal, but it’s cleared.

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