Cristiano Ronaldo continued his record-breaking kind for Portugal as he got two even more goals in his country’s 6-0 knocking of Luxembourg in a Euro 2024 qualifier on Sunday, providing a 2nd win in four days.
The 38-year-old got hold of a double against Liechtenstein on Thursday and scored twice extra in Luxembourg to extend his document tally of worldwide objectives to 122 in 198 looks.
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Joao Felix, Bernando Silva, Otavio as well as Rafael Leao included the various other objectives to place Portugal top of Group J after an easy beginning to their qualifying project.
New trainer Roberto Martinez brought back Ronaldo to the beginning lineup recently and also maintained belief with him for the match in Luxembourg, where it took just nine minutes for the professional superstar to open the scoring as he touched residence Nuno Mendes’ soaring header.
Joao Felix doubled the lead in the 15th minute, rising high to obtain onto the end of Silva’s cross. Silva after that himself headed home a powerful effort 3 mins later on after being established by Joao Palhinha.
Bruno Fernandes set up Ronaldo for the 4th, simply past the half hr mark, with a sphere over the protection that was do with pin-point accuracy.
Luxembourg looked bedraggled in the first fifty percent however offered even more resistance after the break before Rafael Leao’s looping cross permitted fellow substitute Otavio to head home Portugal’s 5th.
Ruben Neves, yet to score for Portugal, struck the bar with a 83rd min freekick prior to a fine was awarded right after when Luxembourg captain Laurent Jans tripped Leao.
The AC Milan ahead stood up off the turf to take the kick but his initiative was saved by Luxembourg caretaker Anthony Moris.
But Leao ran half the size of the area to latch onto Reuben Neves’ pass and cut inside prior to squeezing the round home for a 6-0 scoreline with 2 minutes continuing to be.
Last Updated: 27 March 2023