Euro 2024: Another Cristiano Ronaldo goal as Portugal maintain unbeaten run
Cristiano Ronaldo and Joao Cancelo played their part in Portugal’s victory against Liechtenstein.
Liechtenstein hosted a Portugal side led by Cristiano Ronaldo at the Rheinpark Stadion on matchday nine of the Euro 2024 qualifiers.
The Group J match on Thursday ended 2-0 with goals from the ever-reliable Cristiano Ronaldo and Joao Cancelo, whose efforts helped maintain Portugal’s unbeaten run to date.
Portugal’s victory against Liechtenstein
Early in the second half, Ronaldo hit the post as Portugal continued to threaten the Liechtenstein goal.
Portugal open the scoring
Although the first half had few clear goal-scoring chances, within seconds of the start of the second half, Ronaldo managed to open the scoring with a left-footed strike in the 46th minute. The former Real Madrid player has 46 goals and 12 assists in the 50 matches he has played this year.
Cancelo takes opportunity
The FC Barcelona full-back made the most of a poor stop from goalkeeper Benjamin Büchel to cut inside and finish from a tight angle to give Portugal a two-goal lead.
Standing ovation for Cristiano
Roberto Martínez decided to take Ronaldo off in the 67th minute, giving his captain a rest ahead of the game against Iceland on Sunday, November 19.
With the victory, Portugal have recorded nine victories in nine games in European qualifying, with a total of 27 points, 34 goals scored and just two goals conceded.