Portugal 3-1 Turkey LIVE: Portugal beat Turkey to advance for the Final World Cup playoffs match as Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. set up clash with North Macedonia

Portugal 3-1 Turkey LIVE: Portugal beat Turkey in World Cup Playoffs LIVE – Portugal are through to the play-off final after beating…

Portugal vs Turkey LIVE: POR 2-0 TUR; Huge goals for Portugal by Otavio and Jota to lead in the first-half - Follow LIVE World Cup Playoffs 2022 updates
Portugal vs Turkey LIVE: POR 2-0 TUR; Huge goals for Portugal by Otavio and Jota to lead in the first-half - Follow LIVE World Cup Playoffs 2022 updates

Portugal 3-1 Turkey LIVE: Portugal beat Turkey in World Cup Playoffs LIVE – Portugal are through to the play-off final after beating Turkey 3-1. The hosts looked comfortable in the first half, taking a 2-0 lead into half-time thanks to goals from Otavio and Jota. Turkey rallied after the break and pulled one back through Yilmaz after a lovely bit of build-up play.  Follow InsideSport.IN for the FIFA World Cup Playoffs LIVE

The captain then had the chance to equalise from the spot after Fonte fouled Unal, but he hit the bar. Matheus slotted in late on to seal the win before Ronaldo hit the bar in the dying seconds of the match.

Poland will now play North Macedonia for place in FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. North Macedonia stunned European champions Italy by a solitary goal.

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Portugal 3-1 Turkey LIVE: Portugal bat Turkey to advance for the Final World Cup playoffs match as Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. set up clash with North Macedonia

Portugal are one step closer to the World Cup will play North Macedonia, who scored late winning goal against Euro 2020 Champions Italy to pull off a shock victory in the play-off final on Tuesday.

Portugal 3-1 Turkey LIVE: Portugal set up final clash with North Macedonia

Despite an anxious finale in Lisbon, Portugal edged out Turkey to advance to a home play-off final next Tuesday night.

The first real chance of the game came for Portugal after 10 minutes when the in-form Diogo Jota somehow steered an attempt over the bar from three yards out while unmarked but it didn’t take long for them to open the scoring.

Portugal 3-1 Turkey LIVE: Portugal beat Turkey to advance for the Final World Cup playoffs match as Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. set up clash with North Macedonia
Portugal 3-1 Turkey LIVE: Portugal beat Turkey to advance for the Final World Cup playoffs match as Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. set up clash with North Macedonia

Otávio pounced fastest from close range when a low strike from the edge of the area came back of the post and the Porto man steered his attempt into the gaping goal. Jota then did get his goal shortly before half-time when Otávio picked him out with a perfect far post cross and he thumped a low header in at the near post.

Portugal 3-1 Turkey LIVE: Portugal beat Turkey to advance for the Final World Cup playoffs match

Turkey set up a nervy finish 20 minutes into the second half when a neat passing move set Burak Yilmaz in on goal and he made no mistake to reduce the deficit before they were awarded a penalty with six minutes remaining for a clumsy José Fonte kick.

Portugal 3-1 Turkey LIVE: Portugal beat Turkey to advance for the Final World Cup playoffs match as Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. set up clash with North Macedonia
Portugal 3-1 Turkey LIVE: Portugal beat Turkey to advance for the Final World Cup playoffs match as Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. set up clash with North Macedonia

That allowed Yilmaz the chance to set up extra-time but he shockingly blasted over the top to end his side’s hopes of qualification for Qatar, allowing Matheus Nunes to put the seal on things in injury time.

Portugal 3-1 Turkey LIVE: Portugal beat Turkey to advance for the Final World Cup playoffs match as Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. set up clash with North Macedonia
Portugal 3-1 Turkey LIVE: Portugal beat Turkey to advance for the Final World Cup playoffs match as Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. set up clash with North Macedonia

Portugal 3-1 Turkey LIVE: Portugal beat Turkey to advance for the Final World Cup playoffs match as Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. set up clash with North Macedonia

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