Dany Mota’s strike and a Francisco Trincão penalty, both in the second half, gave the Portugal Under-21 a 2-0 victory in a Group D match on Sunday afternoon in Slovenia.
Portugal need only 1 point to qualify to the knock out stage of the European Championship, which is scheduled for late May.
Portugal (4-3-1-2): Costa; Correia, Queiros, Leite, Dalot; Vitinha, Luis (Braganca 46), Fernandes (Trincao 46); Vieira (Conceicao 63); Goncalves (Soares 88), Mota (Ramos 73).
Goals: Mota 64, Trincao 74
Yellow: Correia, Ramos
England (4-3-3): Ramsdale; Tanganga, Godfrey, Guehi, S Sessegnon (Brewster 83); Davies (Jones 72), Skipp, Smith Rowe (Eze 46); Madueke (Gallagher 72), Nketiah, R Sessegnon (McNeil 55).
Subs not used: Kelly, Griffiths, Wilmot, Aarons, Bursik, Cantwell.
*The U21 have conceded just three goals across their last eight U21 EURO matches, including qualifying.
*The U21 have now scored in 30 successive U21 EURO matches, qualifying included. The last time they were shut out was against Israel in September 2016.
🏆 EURO U21
📌 March 25
England 0-1 Switzerland
🇵🇹 1-0 Croatia
Croatia 3-2 Switzerland
🇵🇹 2-0 England
Croatia x England 17h
🇵🇹 x Switzerland 17h
Group D (Top 2)
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