Luxembourg, who face Portugal on Sunday, have suffered for years with the tag of minnows in European football, and rightly so. They were one of the whipping teams for top sides, often helping the giants gain massive goal-difference advantages in many previous qualification rounds.
Recently, they have shown massive improvements and are currently on a six-game unbeaten run in all competitions. The run was extended following their impressive draw against Slovakia earlier this week. But they now face the massive test of hosting group leaders Portugal.
Luc Holtz will hope their continued good performances could open the door for finishing second in this group. The position seems wide open after the first round of games. But Luxembourg will have to keep up their levels to stand a chance.
Portugal come into this game as clear favourites to win and maintain their grip on top of the table. Roberto Martinez kick-started his reign as new boss with a thorough thrashing of Liechtenstein in Lisbon, with Cristiano Ronaldo emerging as the game’s star performer.
Probable Lineup (4-4-2): Moris; Bohnert, Chanot, Gerson, Pinto; Sinani, Barreiro, Pereira, Sanches; Olesen, Rodrigues
Probable Lineup (3-1-4-2): Patricio; Danilo, Dias, Inacio; Palhinha; Cancelo, Guerreiro, Silva, Fernandes; Ronaldo, Felix
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