While Portugal might have needed a second-half flurry to get the job done on Thursday night, Roberto Martinez’s side extended on their EURO 24 qualifying romp as they secured a 2-0 victory against Liechtenstein.
Although the former European champions might have been frustrated for large spells, Portugal came roaring back after the interval as the record-breaking Cristiano Ronaldo produced a screamer just seconds after the half-time break.
Continuing on what has been a Group J romp this year and already breezing their way to EURO 24 without having to get out of second gear, Martinez’s superstar squad have made quite the statement of intent.
With Barcelona defender Joao Cancelo bagging his 10th international strike just 11 minutes after Ronaldo’s opener, Portugal have now won each of their nine qualifying appearances by an aggregate score of 34-2.
Eventually breezing past the Group J whipping boys on Thursday night and watching Liechtenstein extend on their qualifying nightmare, we have taken a look at the key talking points from Vadiz.
Portugal make another statement ahead of EURO 24
While Portugal might have suffered World Cup frustration out in Qatar over the winter as they eventually had to settle for a quarter-final finish, the European giants certainly haven’t shown any signs of a hangover this year.
Only continuing to shine since they appointed Martinez earlier in the year, Thursday’s guests are certainly riding a major wave of momentum.
Breezing their way to EURO 24 and not really having to get out of second gear, the former Belgium boss now finds his squad tipped as a genuine contender when they arrive in Germany next year.
Although Portugal might have been frustrated for large spells here, the Navigators have won each of their nine Group J appearances and they have certainly gained a fearsome reputation for their free-scoring performances in the final third.
In fact, along with securing a record-breaking 9-0 romp when they…
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Author : Tom Dunstan
Publish date : 2023-11-17 10:18:39
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