Tuesday 16 July 2019, 8:30pm at Estadio Municipal de Albufeira, The Algarve
FC Porto
1
Otavio 29'
Fulham FC
Fulham
0

29' Goal

Otavio

41' Yellow Card

Pepe Card was given for a foul

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tomas Esteves
Off:Renzo Saravia

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Bruno Costa
Off:Sergio Oliveira

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Romario Baro
Off:Otavio

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Vana Alves
Off:Diogo Costa

61' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ze Luis
Off:Francisco Soares

61' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Diogo Leite
Off:Pepe

61' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Yordan Osorio
Off:Ivan Marcano

67' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Mamadou Loum
Off:Alex Telles

67' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Fernando Andrade
Off:Jesus Corona

67' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Diogo Queiros
Off:Danilo

82' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Vincent Aboubakar
Off:Romario Baro

82' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Fabio Silva
Off:Fernando Andrade

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ivan Cavaleiro
Off:Neeskens Kebano

60' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Floyd Ayité
Off:Aboubakar Kamara

67' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Marek Rodák
Off:Marcus Bettinelli

67' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Rui Fonte
Off:Aleksandar Mitrović

71' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Steven Sessegnon
Off:Joe Bryan

71' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Luca De La Torre
Off:Stefan Johansen

78' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Matt O'Riley
Off:Tom Cairney

78' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Maxime Le Marchand
Off:Alfie Mawson

78' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tyrese Francois
Off:Kevin McDonald

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Fulham fell to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Porto on Tuesday evening at the Estádio Municipal de Albufeira.

Fulham fell to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Porto on Tuesday evening at the Estádio Municipal de Albufeira.

A first half Otávio bicycle kick was enough to seal the victory in a bitty encounter which saw Ivan Cavaleiro make his Fulham debut.

The Portuguese international almost set up a late leveller in added time but Floyd Ayité had his effort pushed out for a corner.

It was a warm evening as the referee got the match up and running in Albufeira on the last day of the Whites’ pre-season tour of Portugal. The atmosphere at the stadium was lively courtesy of over 3,000 Porto fans and a superb following from the Fulham faithful who made the journey to the Algarve.

It was a fast start for the Whites, who flew out the traps following a highly productive and intensive 10 day training camp; Neeskens Kebano and Aboubakar Kamara both flashing dangerous balls across the box after beating their men on their respective flanks.

After a bright start it was Porto who looked to break the deadlock. A clinical counter attack resulted in a teasing ball whipped into the feet of Jesús Manuel Corona. After taking a touch the Mexican steadied the ball and looked to find the bottom corner. However, a superbly timed sliding tackle from Joe Bryan blocked the shot and Fulham were able to clear.

The tide had turned and the Porto fans sensed the momentum shift and began to drive their side forward. In the 23rd minute Marcus Bettinelli reacted quickly to rush off his line and head a ball out for a throw in when a teasing ball over the top of the Fulham defence looked destined to find the feet of a Porto player. The keeper was then on hand moments later to parry a swerving effort from Shoya Nakajima just outside the box out for a corner.

However, in the 29th minute the deadlock was broken. Francisco Soares was denied by another excellent reaction save from Betts. With the ball bouncing around the box Otávio was on hand to lash home a bicycle kick into the bottom right-hand corner.

The tempo steadied as the Whites look to work their way back into the match following a frantic spell. Despite enjoying more time on the ball there was no way through a stoic Porto defensive unit and in the 45th minute the lead was almost doubled. A dangerous ball across the face of the Fulham six yard box was met by Soares unmarked at the back post. His right-footed effort slammed off the bar and Bryan was on hand to hook clear.

The referee brought the first half to a close and the score remained 1-0.

Scott Parker made just one change at the start of the second half, introducing Cavaleiro to replace Kebano on the left wing.

Within seconds of the restart the Whites were almost level. A quick attack resulted in Kamara being played clean through on goal with only the keeper to beat. The explosive attacker looked to fire home into the bottom corner but his effort went agonisingly past the post. Close for Fulham.

As changes began to be made by both sides the game started to lose its fluidity, but in the 61st minute Danilo Pereira was allowed time and space on the edge of the box to unleash a right-footed piledriver. Once again Bettinelli was on hand to parry the effort and gather. Another tidy save.

As the temperature dropped and the wind began to pick up the tempo slowed once again and Porto were comfortable keeping possession and looking to work an opening patiently.

But it was Fulham who almost had the final say as Cavaleiro’s cross beat everyone and fell to the feet of Ayité at the pack post, but his low shot was saved and the match drew to a close.

Next up for Fulham is a return to England and a game against Brighton & Hove Albion at Aldershot Town this coming Saturday.

Match Information

Competition: Friendly

Date: Tuesday 16 July 2019
Kick-off: 8:30pm

Venue: Estadio Municipal de Albufeira, The Algarve

FC Porto

Line-up: Costa (Alves 46'); Saravia (Esteves 45'), Pepe (Leite 61'), Marcano (Osorio 61'), Telles (Loum 67'); Otavio (Baro 46' (Aboubakar 82')), Oliveira (Costa 46'), Danilo (Queiros 67'), Nakajima; Corona (Andrade 67' (Silva 82')), Soares (Luis 61')

Unused substitutes: Diaz, Mbaye

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli (Rodák 67'); Christie, Odoi, Mawson (Le Marchand 78'), Bryan (Sessegnon 71'); Johansen (De La Torre 71'), McDonald (Francois 78'), Cairney (O'Riley 78'); Kamara (Ayité 60'), Mitrović (Fonte 67'), Kebano (Cavaleiro 46')

Unused substitutes: Opoku, Edun, Harris, Fabri

Manager: Scott Parker

Goals
0
0
Total Shots
0
0
Shots On Target
0
0
Passing Accuracy
0%
0%
Fouls
0
0
Corners
0
0
Offsides
0
0
Bookings
0
0
Sending Offs
0
0
FC Porto (TBA)
  • 1Diogo Costa
  • 2Renzo Saravia
  • 3Pepe
  • 5Ivan Marcano
  • 11Alex Telles
  • 8Otavio
  • 4Sergio Oliveira
  • 6Danilo
  • 10Shoya Nakajima
  • 7Jesus Corona
  • 9Francisco Soares
Substitutes
  • 12Vana Alves
  • 13Yordan Osorio
  • 14Diogo Leite
  • 15Diogo Queiros
  • 16Tomas Esteves
  • 17Bruno Costa
  • 18Romario Baro
  • 19Mamadou Loum
  • 20Ze Luis
  • 21Luis Diaz
  • 22Vincent Aboubakar
  • 23Fernando Andrade
  • 24Mouhamed Mbaye
  • 25Fabio Silva
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 26Alfie Mawson
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrović
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
Substitutes
  • 34Jerome Opoku
  • 35Tyrese Francois
  • 37Tayo Edun
  • 38Jayden Harris
  • 31Fabri
  • 42Marek Rodák
  • 20Maxime Le Marchand
  • 43Steven Sessegnon
  • 33Matt O'Riley
  • 36Luca De La Torre
  • 11Floyd Ayité
  • 17Rui Fonte
  • 19Ivan Cavaleiro
Manager
  • Scott Parker