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Portugal defeat Spain in Futsal Euro final

IANS  |  Ljubljana (Slovenia) 

With two goals by Bruno Coelho, the first to force an overtime and the second, a penalty kick to end the game, defeated to win the Euro final for the first time.

Portugal's Ricardinho, considered to be the best in the world, wasted no time during the match on Saturday. He scored the first goal in just 59 seconds, after Spain's Miguelin lost the ball on his own side of the court, reports

managed to score twice. The tie was provided by with a quick one-two with Lin, overwhelming the Portuguese defence.

tied the game just one minute before halftime, confirming forecasts about the teams' equality on the court.

The Spanish team started the second half with determination and soon found a second chance to score, but blocked Miguelin's shot.

Spain took a 2-1 lead in a strategic move with Lin connecting Miguelin's pass and scoring just eight minutes before the whistle.

However, Portugal's scored the surprise last-minute goal with one minute and 42 seconds to go before the end of the second half, sending the teams into overtime.

The first overtime ended with no change, as managed to repel Miguelin's best shot.

The second overtime began with an ankle injury, forcing to exit the court limping.

Around four minutes before the end of overtime, a foul and a penalty kick scored by cost Spain the championship.

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 13:58 IST
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