Portugal claimed their first three points in Group A of the UEFA Under-19 Championship finals as they defeated Poland 2-0 at the Tony Bezzina Stadium on Monday.
Joaquim Milheiro’s side had a perfect start, taking the lead after just four minutes courtesy of a Gabriel Bras header off a Hugo Felix freekick.
On the hour, Portugal sealed the issue with a second goal. Hugo Felix snatched a loose ball, before sending a defender the wrong way and firing in off the post, leaving Polish goalkeeper Zych no chance.
On Thursday, Portugal face Italy at 18:00 while Poland take on Malta at 21:15. Both matches will be played at the Centenary Stadium.
POLAND Oliwier Zych, Igor Drapiński (80′ Wiktor Smolinski), Jakub Lewicki (68′ Milosz Brzozowkski), Milosz Matysik, Antoni Kozubal (59′ Kaczmarski), Dawid Bugaj (69′ Dominik Biniek), Jordan Majchrzak, Kacper Urbański, Wiktor Matyjewicz, Mateusz Kowalczyk (58′ Igor Strzalek), Tomasz Pieńko.
PORTUGAL Gonçalo Ribeiro, Gonçalo Esteves, António Ribeiro, Gabriel Brás, Martim Marques, Carlos Borges (75′ Miguel Falé), Gustavo Sá (67′ Samuel Justo), Rodrigo Ribeiro (85′ Herculano Nabian), Diogo Prioste (85′ Joao Goncalves), Yanis Da Rocha (46′ Nuno Felix), Hugo Félix.
Referee: Juxhin Xhaja ALB
Assistant referees: Dojando Myftari ALB, Rafael Morim LUX
Fourth official: Ishmael Barbara MLT