Maxim Medvedev put the ball in his own net after confusion with the goalkeeper, as Portugal broke the deadlock in the 37th minute of the match that was held at Juventus Stadium due to travel restrictions to Portugal to contain the spread of the Corona virus.
Portugal had possession of the ball, but could not break through the Azerbaijani defense again, despite having 29 chances, 14 of which were on target.
Ronaldo, Portugal’s all-time top scorer, hinted 8 attempts on goal, but he faced a frustrating night at his Italian team’s stadium.
It was the most dangerous opportunity Ronaldo With a late free kick, she was saved by the guest goalkeeper, who blocked many attempts in the second half by substitutes Bruno Fernandez and Joao Felix.
Portugal will be the guest of Serbia on Saturday in the next match in Group A, while Azerbaijan will face World Cup host Qatar in a match whose points will not be counted, before it hosts Serbia in its second match in the qualifiers.
In another match in Group D, France began its career unconvincingly, with a 1-1 draw at home to Ukraine, in a match in which Mbappe was afraid.
ووضع Antoine Griezmann The world champions came out on top in the first half with a superb shot, while defender Pricel Kempembe gave the visitors a tie with a goal back after the break.
Didier Deschamps’ side scored a point equal to Ukraine, as well as Bosnia and Finland after they tied 2-2 in the other group match.
The French national team will meet Kazakhstan and Bosnia away from home on next Sunday and Wednesday.