Luxembourg 0-6 Portugal: Cristiano Ronaldo at the double again as Martinez’s men ease to victory


It was another productive game for Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal as they swept aside Luxembourg.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Portugal eased to a 6-0 win away at Luxembourg in Euro 2024 qualifying.

Ronaldo kicked the ball early on before further goals from Joao Felix and Bernardo Silva in the space of 18 minutes made it 3-0, while Ronaldo added another just after the half-hour mark.

Second-half goals from substitutes Otavio and Rafael Lea capped another routine victory for Portugal after a 4-0 win over Liechtenstein to kick-start their qualification campaign and the reins of new head coach Roberto Martinez.

After two matches, they are at the top of Group J, after a win over Bosnia and Herzegovina, they are two points ahead of the second Slovakia.

Portugal took the lead in the ninth minute when Nuno Mendes headed the ball to the far post from Bruno Fernandes, before Ronaldo tapped home easily from close range.

The advantage was doubled just six minutes later, this time when Silva’s ball from the right looped past Luxembourg goalkeeper Anthony Moris and Joao Felix into the corner of the net.

Silva got on the end of a long pass from Joao Palhinha to head in the third, while Ronaldo grabbed his second and Portugal’s fourth in the 31st minute when Fernandes beat him on goal, with striker Al Nassr placing his left-footed shot low. on Morris’s right.

Portugal got another in the 77th minute when Leao and Otavio combined, with the latter directing the Milan striker’s cross from the left.

Leao saw a late penalty saved by Moris after winning it himself, but he made up for it shortly after when his drive from the left ended in an equaliser.

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