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EURO '08: Portuguese dominate in opener
by Paul Kennedy, June 9th, 2008 6:45AM

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[PORTUGAL-TURKEY REPORT CARD] Portugal showed that it is more than a one-man team in beating Turkey, 2-0, in their Group A opener in Geneva on Saturday. Cristiano Ronaldo was excellent for Portugal, but it was his supporting cast that did the damage. Brazilian-born Pepe (on a brilliant one-two with Nuno Gomes) and substitute Raul Meireles (fed by young Joao Moutinho) scored second-half goals to put away the disappointing Turks. Soccer America's Paul Kennedy grades the players.

Portugal Player Ratings
GRADE PLAYER (CLUB) GP/G
6 Ricardo (Real Betis) 76/0
7 Jose Bosingwa (Porto) 9/0
8 Pepe (Real Madrid) 4/1
6 Ricardo Carvalho (Chelsea) 44/4
7 Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea) 48/1
6 Armando Petit (Benfica) 55/4
7 Joao Moutinho (Sporting) 14/1
8 Cristiano Ronaldo (Man. United) 56/20
6 Deco (Barcelona) 54/3
5 Simao Sabrosa (Atletico Madrid) 62/15
7 Nuno Gomes (Benfica) 70/28
Subs:
6 Raul Meireles (Porto) 10/1
6 Nani (Man. United) 14/2
NR Fernando Meira (VfB Stuttgart) 50/2

Turkey Player Ratings
5 Volkan Demirel (Fenerbahce) 22/0
4 Hamit Altintop (Bayern Munich) 43/2
5 Servet Cetin (Galatasaray) 30/1
3 Gokhan Zan (Besiktas) 20/0
6 Hakan Balta (Galatasaray) 9/1
6 Emre Belozoglu (Newcastle United) 57/4
5 Kazim Kazim (Fenerbahce) 3/0
4 Mehmet Aurelio (Fenerbahce) 20/1
4 Tuncay Sanli (Middlesbrough) 55/15
6 Nihat Kahveci (Villarreal) 55/15
4 Mevlut Erding (Sochaux) 5/0
Subs:
5 Sabri Sarioglu (Galatasaray) 14/1
Semih Senturk (Fenerbahce) 5/1
4 Emre Asik (Galatasaray) 28/2

(1-low; 5-average; 10-high)



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