Portugal beat Turkey 3-1 to reach World Cup play-off final

Portugal beat Turkey 3-1 to reach World Cup play-off final

Portugal have qualified for the 2020 World Cup play-off final after securing a nervy 3-1 victory over Turkey on Thursday night.

A Seleção went into the break with a comfortable 2-0 lead after goals from Otavio and Liverpool forward, Diogo Jota.

The Turks entered the second half with more confidence and started asking questions of the Portuguese.

Stefan Kuntz's side got the answer they needed through captain Burak Yılmaz handing the visitors a boost.

Turkey were later handed a golden opportunity moments later when they were awarded a penalty but Yilmaz failed to convert it by sticking the woodwork

However, substitute, Matheus Nunes, netted a stoppage-time goal to send Portugal into the play-off final against North Macedonia who stunned European powerhouse, Italy.

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