Portugal ease past Luxembourg with 9-0 win


Portugal found the net nine times against Luxembourg, despite the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, to maintain their 100 per cent Euro 2024 qualification campaign.

Liverpool’s Diogo Jota scored a brace and Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes was also on target for the home side. 

Ronaldo was suspended for the fixture, but it mattered little as Portugal went into halftime 4-0 ahead. 

Fernandes bagged a hat-trick of assists en route to the thumping victory. 

The win means Portugal will qualify for Euro 2024 with three games to spare should they win at home against second-placed Slovakia and third-placed Luxembourg fail to win at Iceland. 

Elsewhere in qualifying Wales picked up a vital win against Latvia in Riga. The victory leaves Wales in fourth place in Group D but just three points behind group leaders Croatia. 

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