West Ham United starlet Domingos Quina scored a sensational goal for Portugal in a losing effort against Italy in the UEFA European U19 Championship finals. The 18-year-old’s side fell 3-2 in the tournament’s group stages.
His curling 25-yard strike was too much for the goalkeeper as it crashed into the top of the net.
Domingos Quina there, scoring a screamer for Portugal U19s pic.twitter.com/X0ZZKSZhzG— Sam Inkersole (@Sam_InkersoleTM) July 20, 2018
Portugal’s loss in the Finnish city of Vaasa means that Portugal now face a must-win game with the host country on Sunday. Quina’s side are second in Group A, level on three points with third-place Norway, who have a inferior goal difference.
Quina completed 90 minutes in the Italy game, after having played 84 minutes in Portugal’s opening victory over Norway. Italy top Group A and have automatically qualified for the knockout stages of the tournament.
Quina is a rumoured to be a transfer target of German clubs Hoffenheim and Werder Bremen, West Ham have reportedly set a £600,000 asking price for the player who is in the last year of his contract. Former Hammers boss Slaven Bilic compared Quina’s style to Luca Modric and said that English football has a problem if the player can’t break into the first team.