Portugal vs Slovenia Highlights: Cerin, Elsnik score as Slovenia beats Portugal 2-0 in international friendly

POR vs SVN, Highlights: Catch the Highlights of the international friendly between Slovenia and Portugal at the Stozice Stadium on Tuesday

Updated : Mar 27, 2024 03:24 IST

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo. | Photo Credit: REUTERS

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo. | Photo Credit: REUTERS

Welcome to Sportstar’s Highlights of the international friendly football match between Slovenia and Portugal at the Stozice Stadium, in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

  • March 27, 2024 03:08

    One final attempt from Ronaldo, who puts the ball in the back of the net before the referee blows the whistle for offside. The final whistle is blown. A historic night for Slovenia who dominated the game and beat Portugal in its first-ever meeting with the 2016 Euro Champion.

  • March 27, 2024 03:05

    Three minutes of added time is indicated by the fourth official. Slovenia remain comfortable, keeping the ball away from the Portuguese players.

  • March 27, 2024 03:04
    87’ Four changes

    Benjamin Sesko is replaced by Jon-Gorenc Stankovic, Bijol is replaced by Vanja Drkusic; Jota Silva replaces Cancelo, Joao Neves in for Ruben Neves

  • March 27, 2024 02:59
    84’ SVN 2-0 POR

    Portugal is searching for a way to come back into the match. Vitinha is brought down by Cerin outside the box. Ronaldo lines up for the freekick. A comfortable save for Oblak in the end, who is able to punch the ball away. Ronaldo gets his shot on target.

  • March 27, 2024 02:56
    80’ GOAAALLL!!! SVN 2-0 POR

    Elsnik scores!!! Portugal was arguing with the referee regarding two penalty shouts. Slovenia plays to the whistle and sets up a chance for Elsnik, who fires it into the top of the net for his first-ever goal for Slovenia.

  • March 27, 2024 02:54

    Vitinha finally has a shot on target for Portugal. Oblak makes an easy save.

  • March 27, 2024 02:50
    74’ Off the post!!

    Joao Felix strikes the bottom of the right post as a cross from the right comes in from Ruben Neves. Portugal is looking for an immediate response. 

  • March 27, 2024 02:47
    72’ GOAL!! SVN 1-0 POR

    Cerin scores!!!!! Celar drives the ball towards the box and fires into the feet of Sesko, who plays a first-time pass into the penalty area, which is met by Cerin for an easy finish past Costa.

  • March 27, 2024 02:43
    68’ Chance for Portugal

    Dalot skies the ball above the crossbar after Ronaldo lays it out for him, following a well-worked one-touch move from Felix.

  • March 27, 2024 02:41
    66' Substitution for Slovenia

    Lovric and Sporar are taken off. Benjamin Verbic and Zan Celar take their place respectively.

  • March 27, 2024 02:40
    63’ Yellow card!!

    Roars inside the Stozice Stadium increases as Slovenia enjoys a period of possession for the first time in the second half. Lovric is brought down by a harsh tackle from Conceicao. He gets booked on his debut.

  • March 27, 2024 02:35
    60’ Chance!!

    Ronaldo chops back inside from the right side of the box and whips a low shot, which just whizzes past the post. Still zero shots on target for Portugal.

  • March 27, 2024 02:33
    58’ SVN 0-0 POR

    Dalot gets a good-looking cross into the box from the right. Once again Blazic is there to clear it away. All square at the Stozice Stadium.

  • March 27, 2024 02:31

    Karnicnik gives the ball away and Ronaldo almost gets shot off before being closed down. A tough challenge from Sesko forces Inacio to go to the ground and pause play

  • March 27, 2024 02:27
    52’ Save!! First shot on target of the match

    A mistake from Antonio Silva gives the ball away to Sesko. He drives the ball towards the middle of the goal and takes a shot just before the edge of the box. The keeper who was way off his line was able to cover down the area and make a fine diving save towards his right.

  • March 27, 2024 02:25
    49’ Yellow card!!

    Stojanovic brings down Dalot who was trying to drive the ball down the right side. The referee does not hesitate to whip out his yellow card. Cancelo also finds himself in the book.

  • March 27, 2024 02:23

    Joao Felix dribbles his way into the box and lays a ball off for Cancelo, who strikes his cross into Blazic, and wins a corner for his side.

  • March 27, 2024 02:20
    Second half begins !!

    Two changes for Portugal immediately after the break. Veteran Pepe is replaced by Antonio Silva while Otavio makes way for debutant Chico Conceicao. No changes for Slovenia

  • March 27, 2024 02:04
    Half time!!

    A very quiet half for Ronaldo and Portugal. A composed Slovenia will be happy with its performance, after not letting the Portuguese attackers have a sight on goal.

  • March 27, 2024 02:01

    Referee stops the play as a fan runs onto the pitch. The fan runs directly to Ronaldo and is taken away by the authorities. Play resumes. Just one minute of added time.

  • March 27, 2024 01:59

    Four minutes plus added time to go. No shot on target from either side so far. A teasing cross from Dalot is cut off by Blazic’s head before Ronaldo is able to direct it towards the goal.

  • March 27, 2024 01:56

    Cancelo goes down in the penalty box. Elsnik sticks out a leg which trips up Cancelo. Ref asks to play on. Replays show no contact was made on the ball by Elsnik.

  • March 27, 2024 01:54

    A spell of healthy possession for Slovenia ends with Elsnik who found himself in a good position in the box. His shot is blocked by Pepe, making it an easy gather for Diogo Costa.

  • March 27, 2024 01:52

    Janza gives the ball away to Dalot who is unable to find Felix. Possession back with Slovenia who are utilising its goalkeeper to keep passing the ball around the back. 

  • March 27, 2024 01:49
    31’ Chance!!

    Joao Felix is unable to keep the ball down under the cross bar after a mis-hit from Cancelo falls right in front of an oncoming Felix.

  • March 27, 2024 01:48

    Slovenia has slowly found its groove maintaining possession. Elsnik tries to play a through ball for Sesko who is cut off by Dalot. The home crowd gets behind Slovenia who are growing in confidence.

  • March 27, 2024 01:44

    Chances for Sesko and Janza!! Both of them are unable to make proper contact with the ball after a cross was put in by Karnicnik, after a slick one-two play with Stojanovic.

  • March 27, 2024 01:40

    Slovenia are picking up the pace now. Dalot has to stretch to kick the ball away from Lovric who was through on goal.

  • March 27, 2024 01:37

    An off-balance Otavio is brought down in the Slovenian penalty box. Appeals for a penalty are waved away by the referee. Keep in mind, there is no VAR for this match.

  • March 27, 2024 01:34

    Yellow for Janza. He lunges at Otavio who was trying to break away for a Portugal attack that came off a Slovenia freekick.

  • March 27, 2024 01:33

    Foul on Otavio by Lovric. Portugal quickly restart the game and maintain possession. Slovenia win back possession and Janza puts in a hopeful ball from the left, only to be cleared away by Pepe.

  • March 27, 2024 01:29

    Promising attack from Slovenia. Sesko receives a long ball from Oblak. He is forced to the corner by Inacio, who eventually manages to win a goal kick for his side

  • March 27, 2024 01:27

    Portugal keep trying to create chances through the right wing with Dalot making overlapping runs.

  • March 27, 2024 01:25

    Ruben Neves give away a foul in Slovenia’s midfield after bringing down Sporar. Neves claims he got the ball but the ref is having none of it.

  • March 27, 2024 01:22

    Portugal maintain possession. Dalot receives the ball and crosses it but ends up sending it too deep.

  • March 27, 2024 01:20

    Pepe lobs a ball above the Slovenian midfield but Ronaldo is unable to bring it down for a shot. Slovenia clear the ball and Sesko takes it forward and takes a shot which is deflected for a corner.

  • March 27, 2024 01:17
    Kick off!!

    The international friendly between Slovenia and Portugal kicks off in Stozice Stadium. Portugal starts in its usual red while Slovenia starts in white. Ronaldo gets the ball rolling for Portugal who is kicking from left to right. 

  • March 27, 2024 01:12
    Minutes to kick off!

    The two teams are making their way into a packed Stozice Stadium, in Ljubljana, Slovenia. 

  • March 27, 2024 01:03
    Head to head

    The two sides are facing each other for the first time. Slovenia is unbeaten in eight home games while Portugal has not lost in 11 matches.

  • March 27, 2024 00:40
    Recent form

    Portugal is coming off a comfortable 5-2 win over Sweden on March 22. Slovenia on the other hand was held to a 2-2 draw away to Malta. However, Slovenia is unbeaten in 2024 so far.

  • March 27, 2024 00:26
    Pre-Euro 2024 friendlies

    Both sides will look to prepare for the European championship starting in June in Germany. Portugal will begin its Euro 2024 campaign against the Czech Republic on June 19 while Slovenia will face Denmark on June 16.

  • March 27, 2024 00:18
    Portugal starting XI

    Diogo Costa (gk), Inacio, Pepe, Pereira, Dalot, Neves, Vitinha, Cancelo, Otavio, Felix, Ronaldo (c)

  • March 27, 2024 00:16
    Slovenia starting XI

    Oblak (gk) (c), Karnicnik, Blazic, Bijol, Janza, Lovric, Elsnik, Stojanovic, Gnezda Cerin, Sesko, Sporar

  • March 27, 2024 00:11



  • March 27, 2024 00:05

    The international friendly match between Slovenia and Portugal will take place on Tuesday, March 26 (March 27, 1:15 AM IST) at the Stozice Stadium in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

    Where to watch the Slovenia vs Portugal international friendly match?

    The international friendly match between Slovenia and Portugal will be telecasted live on the Sony Sports Network. The match can also be livestreamed on the SonyLiv app and website.

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