Portugal has drawn a very favourable group in the EURO 2024 qualifiers. In addition, they played against Liechtenstein right at the start and Cristiano Ronaldo was in the starting line-up. He was not very visible in the first half, but in the second half he started to take over.
The 2016 European champions started their journey to EURO 2024 on Thursday evening and once again Cristiano Ronaldo, winner of five Ballon d’Ors and currently the star of Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr, was there.
Portugal have a fairly favourable group in which they are clear favourites to qualify. They face Slovakia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein.
And it was the last-mentioned team that Portugal met on Thursday, when Estádio José Alvalade witnessed a clear and expected win for the home team.
Ronaldo was not very visible in the first half, but he was in good spirits in the second act. When Portugal were two goals up, he took a penalty kick, which he converted successfully.
To make matters worse, Ronaldo took a direct kick from outside the box in the 63rd minute and converted it uncompromisingly.
It is worth mentioning that Ronaldo scored from a standard situation in his last game at club level.
Ronaldo also made his 197th start for the national team, a record in international football.
Source: UEFA, Twitter, WhoScored
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