Mon Sep 4, 2017 01:52AM
Portugal's André Silva celebrates scoring with teammates including captain Cristiano Ronaldo and João Mário during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Hungary and Portugal at The Grupama Arena in Budapest on September 3, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
Portugal's André Silva celebrates scoring with teammates including captain Cristiano Ronaldo and João Mário during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Hungary and Portugal at The Grupama Arena in Budapest on September 3, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
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Portugal have recorded a narrow, yet precious 1-nil away victory over Hungary in UEFA group B of FIFA World Cup qualifying, as the European Champions stay within striking distance of leaders Switzerland.

Portugal were imposing from the opening moments, but their task was made easier by the first-half dismissal of former Watford and Ipswich forward Tamash Priskin.

The visitors finally made their advantage count in the 48th minute when Andre Silva nodded in the only goal from Cristiano Ronaldo's cross to keep the pressure on group B leaders Switzerland, who remain three points clear atop the group.

Portugal played at walking pace from then on, sticking to a result-oriented game plan as they relied mainly on counter attacks as the hosts couldn't do enough to turn things around, so, 1-nil the final score.