Portugal beat Saudi Arabia 3-0

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:38 IST

Cristiano Ronaldo scored in each half and Portugal defeated Saudi Arabia 3-0 in a friendly on Wednesday, extending its unbeaten run to 17 games.

Portugal beat Saudi Arabia 3-0

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored in each half and Portugal defeated Saudi Arabia 3-0 in a friendly on Wednesday, extending its unbeaten run to 17 games. Ronaldo scored with a header in the 30th minute after a fierce shot of his had brought a corner kick. Midfielder Maniche netted in the 45th minute after Saudi Arabian goalkeeper Al Daeyea could only parry a shot from Ronaldo. Ronaldo scored again with a low left-footed shot into the corner of the net in the 85th. Portugal, undefeated since it lost to Greece in the final of the 2004 European Championship, dominated all over the pitch between two teams to have qualified for the June 9-July 9 World Cup. Portuguese goalkeeper Ricardo Pereira was rarely troubled by the three-time Asian champion, which like Portugal was undefeated in its World Cup qualifying campaign. Portugal's Brazilian coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari, made four changes to his side at halftime. The game in Germany was Portugal's final friendly before Scolari announces his World Cup squad in two weeks' time. Lineups: Saudi Arabia: Al Daeyea, Al Jaber, Al Montashari, Al-Shalhoub, Khariri, Kasrane, Aziz, Al Harbi, Noor, Tukar, Haidar. Portugal: Ricardo Pereira, Fernando Meira, Nuno Valente (Marco Caneira 63), Jorge Andrade, Miguel Monteiro (Paulo Ferreira 73), Francisco Costinha, Deco (Ricardo Quaresma 45), Luis Figo (Hugo Viana 45), Maniche (Armando Petit 45), Pauleta (Helder Postiga 45), Cristiano Ronaldo. (AP)

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