- MADJER (3'01", 16'29", 23'27", 33'41")
- BELCHIOR (22'18")
Referee Alexander BEREZKIN (RUS)
Portugal ease five past Argentina
The Portuguese, boosted by the scoring prowess of Madjer and a crushing defeat of El Salvador in their first match at these finals, found their way through a gritty Argentinian defence to take a comfortable lead in Group B.
Argentina sat back, doing little to hide their intention of a defensive approach, but a mistake in the third minute opened things up for Madjer, who hit a superb volley to put Portugal one up on the South Americans.
Things got worse for the Argentinians in the second period, with the merciless Madjer firing home a free-kick for his second, while Belchior hammered in a right-footed volley from the left flank before Madjer troubled goalkeeper Cesar Mendoza once more with another free-kick goal.
However, Madjer was not done yet, as he topped off a fine outing for the Portuguese with a fourth in the third period, coolly chipping his chance into the back of the Argentinians' net.