Luxembourg 0-6 Portugal: Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice on his 198th cap as Roberto Martinez’s side secure another thumping victory… as goals from Joao Felix, Bernardo Silva, Otavio and Rafael Leao complete the rout
- Portugal followed up their 4-0 win over Liechtenstein with another fine victory
- Roberto Martinez’s side beat Luxembourg 6-0 as Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice
- Joao Felix, Bernardo Silva, Otavio and Rafael Leao also netted in the qualifier
Cristiano Ronaldo extended his goals and appearances records as Portugal enjoyed a 6-0 win over Luxembourg in Euro 2024 qualifying.
Ronaldo made a world-record 197th appearance – overhauling the previous record set by Kuwait striker Bader Al-Mutawa – in Thursday’s win over Liechtenstein, scoring twice in the 4-0 success.
And the former Manchester United forward found the net twice more against Luxembourg on Sunday, taking his record international tally to 122.
Ronaldo opened the scoring after nine minutes and grabbed his second just after the half hour, with Chelsea’s Joao Felix and Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva having made it 3-0 to the visitors inside 18 minutes.
Second-half substitute Otavio made it 5-0 just two minutes after coming on and Rafael Leao completed the scoring in the 88th minute, having missed a penalty shortly beforehand.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Portugal thrashed Luxembourg 6-0 on Sunday evening
It was a second successive thumping victory for Portugal after they beat Liechtenstein 4-0
Ronaldo opened the scoring with a finish from close range in what was his 198th Portugal cap
Chelsea loanee Joao Felix (R) made it 2-0 soon after as Portugal raced into an early lead
Former Belgium boss Martinez has now seen his side score 10 goals without reply in his first two games in charge.
LUXEMBOURG (4-2-2-2): Moris; Jans, Martins (Bohnert 45), Chanot, Pinto; Martins Pereira (Thill 82), Gerson (Carlson 46); Sinani (Olesen 45), Barreiro; Rodrigues, Thill (Borges Sanches 70)
Substitutes not used: Schon, Sinani, Rupil, Pereira Cardoso, Mahmutovic, Hall, Curci,
Manager: Luc Holtz
Booked: Thill, Martins, Martins Pereira, Barreiro
PORTUGAL (5-3-2): Patricio; Dalot, Antonio Silva, Dias, Pereira, Mendes; Fernandes (Leao 75), Palhinha (Jota 86) , Silva (Neves 64); Ronaldo (Ramos 64), Felix (Otavio 75)
Substitutes not used: Biai, Cancelo, Mario, Sa, Leite, Nunes, Vitinha,
Manager: Roberto Martinez
Scorer: Ronaldo 9 + 18, Felix 15, Silva 18, Otavio 77, Leao 89
Pens missed: Leao
Referee: M R Petrescu
Bernardo Silva put them 3-0 up after 18 minutes as the Man City star netted with a neat finish
Ronaldo added another on the half-hour mark, as his side threatened to demolish Luxembourg
However, the Al-Nassr star was unable to complete a hat-trick before he was substituted
Roberto Martinez (right) has begun his Portugal reign by scoring ten goals without reply
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