Soccer-Postiga gives Portugal 1-0 win over group rivals Russia (Reuters)

LISBON, June 7 (Reuters) – An early Helder Postiga tap-in gave Portugal a precious 1-0 home win over Russia at the Luz stadium on Friday that injected life into their World Cup qualification hopes and sent them temporarily top of Group F. Postiga scored the opener after only nine minutes of the match on an unseasonably cold evening in Lisbon, pouncing on an inviting Miguel Veloso free kick from the left for his 26th goal for Portugal. …

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