Anthony Lopes and Portugal humiliated by Cape Verde

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Olympique Lyonnais goalkeeper Anthony Lopes played 90 minutes as Portugal were defeated by the Cape Verde Islands.

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Without their star player and talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal looked impotent, and fell to a surprising 2-0 loss.

Cape Verde are not the minnows that many would like to paint—they are 38th in the world rankings and have qualified for the last two African Nations Cup tournaments.

However, this tiny island nation of 520,000 people recorded the greatest result in their history when they secured a 2-0 victory over their former colonial masters.

Stade de Reims winger Odair Fortes opened the scoring on 37 minutes when his cross-cum-shot sailed over Lyon goalkeeper Lopes.

Centre-back Gege stunned the Portuguese six minutes later tapped in at the back post following a free kick from Heldon.

Portugal attempted to regroup after the break, but were reduced to ten men on 60 minutes when Andre Pinto was shown a red card.

AS Monaco man Bernardo Silva played 61 minutes for the Seleccao before being replaced, while LOSC Lille forward Ryan Mendes was an unused substitute for the Tubaroes Azuis.

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