Portugal continued its impressive run in the Euro 2024 qualifiers, extending its undefeated record to nine matches with a convincing 2-0 victory over Liechtenstein on Thursday. The win solidified Portugal’s position at the top of Group I, eight points clear of second-placed Slovakia.
Cristiano Ronaldo Breaks Record with Opening Goal
Portugal’s captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, once again demonstrated his prowess in front of goal, scoring the opening goal in the 48th minute. The goal marked Ronaldo’s 128th international goal, extending his world record. Ronaldo’s goal set the tone for Portugal’s dominance in the second half.
Joao Cancelo Doubles Portugal’s Lead
Just ten minutes after Ronaldo’s opener, Joao Cancelo doubled Portugal’s lead with a well-placed strike. Cancelo’s goal put the game beyond Liechtenstein’s reach and ensured Portugal’s ninth consecutive victory in the qualifiers.
Portugal’s Solid Defense Holds Liechtenstein at Bay
Portugal’s defense, led by Pepe and Rúben Dias, put on a solid performance, keeping Liechtenstein’s attack at bay throughout the match. Liechtenstein managed only one shot on target, while Portugal had 17 shots, highlighting their dominance in the match.
Portugal Secures Euro 2024 Spot with Dominant Display
With the victory over Liechtenstein, Portugal has secured its spot in the Euro 2024 finals. The team’s impressive form in the qualifiers has sent a strong message to their rivals, and they will be one of the favorites to lift the trophy next summer.
Portugal’s victory over Liechtenstein was another dominant performance in their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign. Cristiano Ronaldo’s record-breaking goal and Joao Cancelo’s strike sealed the win for Portugal, while the team’s solid defense kept Liechtenstein at bay. With Portugal’s place in the Euro 2024 finals already secured, they can focus on maintaining their unbeaten record and fine-tuning their tactics for the tournament.