Eighth straight Euro qualifier with win over Bosnia and Herzegovina
Portugal’s “soccer star” Cristiano Ronaldo (Alnasr) scored back-to-back goals in the 126th and 127th
minutes of the A-Match to lead Portugal to a 5-0 victory.
Portugal thrashed Bosnia and Herzegovina 5-0 away on Saturday (June 16) in their Euro2024 qualifying
Group J eighth-place match at the Bilino Pole Stadium in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
It was Portugal’s eighth consecutive victory in qualifying, having qualified with a 3-2 win over Slovakia on July 13.
Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the other hand, fell to 9 points (3W5D) and failed to qualify for the knockout
stages, which would have given them second place in the group. Slovakia (W16-5 D1-L2) is currently
second in the group.
Ronaldo stepped up to the plate. After opening the scoring with a penalty five minutes into the match,
Ronaldo added another goal in the first 20 minutes to complete his multi-goal haul.
With his 126th and 127th goals in his 203rd A-Match, Ronaldo broke the record for most A-Match
appearances and most A-Match goals by a male soccer player.
After Ronaldo opened the scoring, Portugal extended their lead with goals from Bruno Fernandes
(Manchester United) in the 25th minute and João Cancelo (Barcelona) in the 32nd minute.
João Felix (Barcelona) scored the team’s fifth goal in the 41st minute.
In Group B, the Netherlands defeated Greece 1-0 on a penalty kick by Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool).
With 12 points (4W2L), the Netherlands are level on points with Greece, who have played one more
game, but have a better head-to-head record.
In Group B, France, on a six-game winning streak (18 points), qualified atop the group. 스포츠토토링크