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Cristiano Ronaldo scored another brace in Portugal's win: how many goals was left behind by Messi

2023-03-26T22:06:18.863Z


With the Argentine on the lookout, CR7 continues to score to take care of his record. The Portuguese, now led by Roberto Martinez, started their way to the Euro Cup well.


Second win in two days, 10 goals scored and none conceded:

Roberto Martínez's new Portugal

walks steadily towards Euro 2024, after winning 6-0 in their trip to Luxembourg this Sunday, with another double from Cristiano Ronaldo .

After the two goals scored in the victory against Liechtenstein last Thursday, Ronaldo scored another two in Luxembourg (9 and 31).

Joao Felix (15), Bernardo Silva (18), Otavio (7) and Rafael Leao (88) completed the win.


Despite the weakness of the rival, the new Portugal coach Roberto Martínez made no changes in the offensive sector with respect to the team that thrashed Liechtenstein 4-0 on Thursday, with Bruno Fernandes and Joao Palhinha in the midfield, Joao Felix and Bernardo Silva of couplings and Cristiano Ronaldo as the most advanced man.

And the bet of the Spanish coach was once again positive, since

the Seleção resolved the ballot in just half an hour

.

Cristiano continues to score for his team that wants to go to the Eurocup. Photo: AFP

The Portuguese captain showed that despite his 38 years he has not lost his scoring nose and opened the scoring in minute 9: Bruno Fernandes' cross from the right, Nuno Mendes at the far post headed into the heart of the small area and Ronaldo pushed the ball to network.

With hardly any reaction time, Luxemburgo conceded the second on a header from Joao Felix to a cross from Bernardo Silva (15).

The Manchester City midfielder scored the third, also with a cross header, from Palhinha's center (18).

And CR7, in his 198th international game, closed the win in the first half with another trademark action: a deep pass from Bruno Fernandes and in a one-on-one Ronaldo beats the local goalkeeper Anthony Moris with a ball hit the post (31).

With the double against Luxembourg, Cristiano Ronaldo reached 122 goals for his National Team, where he is the top scorer in his history, and 833 in his entire career (1,157 games).

In this way, the Portuguese moves away in his career with Lionel Messi who, after scoring against Panama, reached goal number 800.

CR7 left his place to Gonçalo Ramos when the game had already declined in intensity and Martínez tried to revive his team with changes.

And the coach was right again, since the fifth goal featured two players who had just entered the field, when Otavio headed a Rafael Leao cross into the net to complete the hand (77).

The Milan winger could have even increased the difference, but Moris saved a penalty shot by Leao (85), who seconds later again had a very clear chance, but a defender took his shot on the line (86).

Finally, Leao found a reward for his insistence and beat Moris with a cross shot after a good personal move (88).

In this group J, Portugal is the leader with a total of 6 points, followed by Slovakia with 4 after winning 2-0 against Bosnia, which remains with three points, tied with Iceland, which thrashed Liechtenstein 7-0.


With information from AFP

Source: clarin

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