Portugal 2 Tunisia 2: Euro 2016 champions hold in World Cup comfortable …

Euro 2016 champions Portugal were hold to a 2-2 pull by Tunisia in their initial World Cup warm-up match.

Portugal were yet star male Cristiano Ronaldo, who helped Real Madrid to win a third uninterrupted Champions League pretension in Kiev on Saturday.

But notwithstanding Ronaldo’s absence, Fernando Santos’ side led 2-0 in Braga on Monday, usually to be pegged behind by a dynamic visitors.

AC Milan striker Andre Silva headed Portugal into a lead and when Joao Mario dismissed home a 20-yard drive, a candid feat seemed to be on a cards.

But Nabil Maaloul’s group had other ideas, shortening a necessity by a well-placed strike from Anice Badri in a 39th minute.

Amid a raft of second-half substitutions and shortly after a disallowed William Carvalho header, Tunisia afterwards constructed a scrappy equaliser by Fakhreddine Ben Youssef to explain an doubtful draw.

Saif-Eddine Khaoui slotted a first-time shot far-reaching in a initial notation as Tunisia done a splendid start, yet Ricardo Quaresma should have non-stop a scoring.

Goalkeeper Mouez Hassen strike a lax pass true to a winger, whose initial hold let him down, with a successive floated finish clearing a crossbar comfortably.

Portugal took a lead in a 22nd minute, though, as Quaresma done justification for his miss.

Quaresma kick his pen on a right wing and delivered a low cranky from that Andre Silva got adult top in a chastisement area to send a excellent header past Hassan’s rapacious right hand.

Khaoui roughly leveled immediately yet he missed a aim again when picked out by Hamdi Nagguez’s low centre from a right wing.

Joao Mario doubled Portugal’s lead before a break, promulgation a extensive rising expostulate into a roof of a net after Tunisia unsuccessful to entirely transparent a worried Bernardo Silva corner.

Tunisia replied in a 39th minute, however, Badri rifling past goalkeeper Anthony Lopes after a round pennyless pleasantly for him on a corner of a Portugal area.

A shining jinking run from Bernardo Silva saw him strike a post after a break, with a miscarry flashed far-reaching of a post by a Manchester City playmaker after Joao Mario’s bid was blocked by Hassan.

Portugal suspicion they had wrapped adult feat when Quaresma’s free-kick was headed in during a behind post by Carvalho, usually for a dwindle to be lifted for offside, with a visitors afterwards snatching a leveller in a 64th minute.

Ali Maaloul’s cranky found a approach by to Ben Youssef in a box, a surrogate striker removing only adequate on his scrambled finish to kick Lopes and give Tunisia a outrageous boost in their World Cup preparations.

Substitute Goncalo Guedes dismissed far-reaching yet conjunction side looked expected to measure a late leader as a compare petered out.

Portugal will subsequent be in movement opposite Belgium on Saturday, while Tunisia take on Turkey on Friday.

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