THE BALL – The Under-17s beat Montenegro and will discuss qualification with the Netherlands (women’s football)

The national women’s under-17 team beat their counterpart from Montenegro (8-1) in the second round of the Elite Round of access to the European Championship. It was the second consecutive win for Marisa Gomes’ team.

A hat-trick from Inês Simas (4′, 5′ and 27′), a double from Lara Martins (45’+5′ and 54′) and goals from Rita Almeida (9′), Marta Gago (70′) and Ana Carolina Ferreira (74th) completed the Portuguese victory. Larisa Durkovic (76th) scored the honorary goal for the Montenegrins.

With this result, Portugal and the Netherlands lead the group with six points. The two teams will face each other next Tuesday to decide the qualifications for the European Championship at this level.

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