Lisbon: One week before their match against Germany in the Euro 2012, the Portuguese national football team lost to Turkey 1-3 in a friendly here.
For the Portuguese, the main question was if the team strikers would start to score. Last week, in the match against Macedonia, Portugal's three centre-forwards failed to score. In the game against Turkey Saturday, the team only managed to score one goal, reported Xinhua.
Although the Portuguese had more ball control, the Turks scored first. In the 35th minute, after a fast counterattack, Umut Bulut took advantage of hesitation in the Portuguese defence.