Alves and Almeida both bagged their first ever international goals for Portugal either side of Azerbaijan captain Aslan Karimov´s dismissal for a cynical elbow on Cristiano Ronaldo.
Portugal coach Scolari, serving the first game of a three-match ban for lashing out at Serbia defender Ivica Dragutinovic in last month´s qualifier in Lisbon, was forced to watch from distance. However, the Portugal players seemed to cope well enough without their manager.
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