Portugal built on the momentum of their last-gasp win over Ireland in midweek by beating Qatar 3-1 on Saturday evening.
The hosts of the 2022 World Cup have been spending the World Cup qualification process by taking on Group A’s sides who are not scheduled to play on any given matchday, as the group has fewer teams than the others.
Fernando Santos‘ side used the game in Hungary as something of a trial for their upcoming fixture against Azerbaijan, for which they’ll be without the Manchester United forward.
The first chance fell the way of Qatar, giving a fright to the Europeans, with Portugal looking toothless early on as Nelson Semedo, Otavio and Joao Mario were nullified on the right.
Andre Silva put Portugal ahead midway through the half though, and Otavio marked a debut goal on the end of a Goncalo Guedes assist just a minute later.
Goalkeeper Meshaal Barsham was given his marching orders before the break, but Qatar pulled one back on the hour mark through Abdelkarim Hassan.
Qatar then went down to nine men late on with Boualem Khoukhi being sent off and Bruno Fernandes sealed the win with a penalty.