Eager Ronaldo and Portugal score again in EC qualification

Eager Ronaldo and Portugal score again in EC qualification
Cristiano Ronaldo

NOS Football

Portugal also won its second European Championship qualifier by large numbers. In and against Luxembourg it became 6-0. This was not least due to the eagerness of Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored his tenth and eleventh goals against Luxembourg.

Bernardo Silva, Joao Félix, Otavio and Leão, who had missed a penalty, were also goalscorers. On Thursday, Portugal had already won 4-0 against Liechtenstein.

In the same group, Slovakia won 2-0 over Bosnia and Herzegovina. Róbert Mak and Lukas Haraslin scored.

Ronaldo opened the scoring for Portugal in the ninth minute. A header from Nuno Mendes disappeared into the goal via the striker’s foot. Félix made it 0-2 after fifteen minutes with a header, and not much later Silva was also successful with his head.

Ronaldo made his second of the evening after just over half an hour, a slide in with the left. He was substituted after more than an hour, Gonçalo Ramos coming on for him. Shortly before, Ronaldo had received a yellow card for a schwalbe.

Missed penalty

In the second half, the pace dropped and Portugal did not go to extremes to increase the score. Substitute Otávio scored with a header just under 15 minutes before time.

Leão then had the perfect opportunity to make it 0-6, but he missed from 11 meters. A little later, Leão scored with a counter shot after a solo effort.

Kayleigh Williams