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Portugal do the business over Mozambique

Portugal have tuned up nicely for their World Cup opener by defeating Mozambique 3-0 in Johannesburg.

Portugal: 3 (Danny 52', Hugo Almeida 75', 83') Mozambique: 0

Venue: Bidvest Stadium - Johannesburg, South Africa Crowd: 28,000

The Portuguese shrugged off the loss of winger Nani for the entire tournament by recording a comfortable victory and morale-booster that they needed ahead of Tuesday's clash with the Ivory Coast.

Danny hit the target seven minutes after half-time before Hugo Almeida netted a late double to ensure Portugal took a win after having 24 shots on goal.

Starting Line-Ups

POR Eduardo (gk), Bruno Alves, Ricardo Carvalho, Fabio Coentrao, Miguel, Pedro Mendes (Pepe 75'), Raul Meireles (Veloso 60'), Deco (Tiago 61'), Simao (Ronaldo 63'), Liedson (Almeida 46'), Danny (Duda 86')

Subs - Hugo Almeida (46'), Miguel Veloso (60'), Tiago (61'), Cristiano Ronaldo (63'), Pepe (75'), Duda (86')

MOZ Otshudi Lama (gk), Massingue Fanuel, Edson Sitoe, Paito, Samuel Chapanga (Zainadine 86'), Eugenio Bila (Josimar 78'), Simao, Elias Pelembe, Momed Hagi (Jumisse 69'), Jerry (Tony 88'), Carlos Fumo Goncalves (Carimo 60')

Subs - Nasser Amade Carimo (60'), Eduardo Jumisse (69'), Josimar (78'), Zainadine (86'), Tony (88')

Andrew Slevison
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