Portugal and Ukraine measure their strength at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (da Luz), in a meeting for the qualifiers for the Eurocopa. There is no recent record of direct clashes between the two teams, who have not played any matches in the last 3 years. The last time they faced was on 09-11-1996 in a match that ended with the final result: Portugal (1-0) Ukraine. It is necessary to analyze with special attention the home / outside condition, since Portugal presents different results at home and abroad. The home team makes its debut in this edition of the competition, as they did not have to play any of the qualifiers prior to this group stage. This is a team that curiously has more positive results than at home, since in the last 30 matches it has recorded 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses, with 26 goals scored and 9 goals conceded, against 7 wins, 7 draws and 1 defeat at home with 26 goals scored and 14 conceded. In the last game he played for the UEFA Nations League, he tied with Poland at home for (1-1). In the last 10 home games Portugal has recorded 4 wins, 5 draws and 1 defeat. The team allowed their opponents to score in 7 of the last 10 games, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, as they have managed to make it 9 out of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times but managed to turn the score in 2. There were 1 periods in the last 19 home games in all competitions: he scored 13 of his 37 goals in minutes (31'-45 ' ). The selection of Portugal is the great favorite to stay with the first place of the group, so inside the field will have to show a good football, so look for great result and confirm your favoritism. In this first round it will be essential to have control of the game, thus seeking possession of the ball and distributing your moves fairly quickly. In the last match played, Portugal was only in the tie with Poland by the score of 1 x 1. The trained must bring to the field a very qualified team.
The visiting team makes its debut in this edition of the competition, since they did not have to play any of the qualifiers prior to this group stage. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games has recorded 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with a total of 20 goals scored and 18 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 10 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses, with a total of 17 goals scored and 8 conceded. The team arrives in this match after a draw with Turkey by (0-0). In the last 10 matches played in all competitions, Ukraine have won 4, drawn 4 and lost 2. Their attack has scored regularly as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 6 times but managed to turn the score in 2. In the last 12 games out for all competitions there has been 1 period that stands out: he scored 5 of his 14 goals between minutes (31'-45 ') . Ukraine are aware of the difficulties they will face in this first round, but want to get ready for their opponents. Playing as a visitor, it will be essential to have a careful attention, knowing how to score strong and thus not giving spaces for the owners of the house to grow inside the clash. In the last match played, the Ukraine ended up tying with Turkey by the 0 x 0 score. The coach should take to the field what is best at his disposal.