European Champions Portugal clashes with Ukraine in the European qualification match both sides keen to bag the crucial three points in the European qualification encounter in a match that the defending Champions Portugal are hot favorites on paper.
Portugal will be counting on their ever vibrant Lisbon home support to get the job done and sink the visiting Ukraine side who will be eager to stage an upset and sneak away with the crucial three points as they chase European qualification.
Portugal head into the match hoping to get back to winning ways after being held to a disappointing 1-1 draw to Poland in their latest UNL match bag the crucial three points in the tricky upcoming encounter.
Fernando Santos charges head into the match in decent form having won three and drawn two of their last five matches and the veteran Portuguese tactician will urge his charges to swiftly return back to winning ways as they start their European title defense in the qualifier.
Ukraine travels to Portugal hoping to stage an upset and bag the crucial three points against a rock solid Portugal side in what appears to unlikely.
Ukraine head into the match hoping to bounce back from their disappointing 0-0 draw away to Turkey in their latest International Friendly encounter and sneak away with the crucial three points in Lisbon.
The visitors led by head coach and legend Andriy Shevchenko head into the match having registered mixed results in their last five matches managing two wins, two draws and suffered one defeat in their last five matches and the former World Player of the year will urge his charges to rediscover their winning ways on the road.
Portugal will be counting on five-time World player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo to fire them past the visitors.
Head to Head
The last two matches between the two sides have ended in draw.