Portugal v Turkiye - 2022 FIFA World Cup European Qualification
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How Wolves star Joao Moutinho fared for Portugal last night

Portugal last night booked their place in the play-off final, after beating Turkey 3-1 at Estadio do Dragao.

Fernando Santos’ side went 2-0 up in the game thanks to goals from Otavio and Diogo Jota and appeared to be cruising.

But Turkey pulled a goal back through Burak Yilmaz, and it was almost a very uncomfortable end to the match for the hosts.

Yilmaz missed a penalty in the 85th minute after VAR intervention, and Matheus Nunes then put the game to bed in injury-time.

It wasn’t straightforward, but Portugal got the job done.

And they now meet North Macedonia in the final, after they ran out shock 1-0 winners against Italy.

An injury-time winner from Aleksandar Trajkovski meant that Italy would not be heading to the World Cup finals for a second consecutive tournament.

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Portugal and North Macedonia will play on Tuesday, and Joao Moutinho and co will all have to be on top of their games to avoid humiliation.

Moutinho will be pretty likely to start that match.

He had a decent performance against Turkey last night. According to Sofascore, he completed 89/97 (92%) passes. He really dictated things for Portugal in midfield, having by far and away the most touches of anyone on the field with 109.

Wolves star Moutinho still shining on the biggest stage for Portugal

It is hard to believe that Moutinho can still have as much influence as he does at his age.

He was just brilliant last night in a game of huge magnitude.

He produced a great through ball to get Cristiano Ronaldo in behind the Turkish defence, and Portugal would eventually go on to open the scoring through Otavio.

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Moutinho as also involved in the second goal, picking out Otavio in space who crossed for Jota to score.

Moutinho then just completely controlled things for the hosts, before making way in the 88th minute.