Portugal vs Luxembourg 5-0 but Moris ruined the most classic goal of Ronaldo's career
Portugal vs Luxembourg 5-0
A big battle in Group A of the European zone of the World Preliminary started, and Portugal played against Luxembourg at home. In the first half of the game, Cristiano Ronaldo succeeded in taking two penalty kicks, and Bruno Fernandes scored the goal. In the second half of the game, Palhinha scored a header and Ronaldo completed a hat trick. At the end of the game, Portugal beat Luxembourg 5-0 at home.
Portugal vs Luxembourg history
The two teams have had 18 duels in history, of which Portugal won 16 times, Luxembourg won 1 time, and there was a tie between the two teams. In the last 11 duels, Portugal has won 11 consecutive victories. The last time the two sides played against each other was in the World Preliminaries in March this year, when Portugal defeated Luxembourg 3-1 in the away game.
5' Portugal got a corner kick and a tactical corner kick was taken, which failed to pose a threat. In the 7th minute, Fernandes took the ball on the right side of the penalty area and then defended the two and entered the penalty area, but was kicked to the ground and the referee took a penalty. In the 8th minute, Cristiano Ronaldo took a penalty kick and fooled the opponent's goalkeeper to score in the middle of the goal. Portugal 1-0 Luxembourg and got a fantastic start.
10' Cristiano Ronaldo took the ball on the right side of the front court, hit the right side in the near future, passed behind a defensive player and faced the goalkeeper. The goalkeeper fell to the ground. The referee again awarded a penalty kick. In the 12th minute, Cristiano Ronaldo took a penalty kick and scored the goal, but André Silva was declared invalid for entering the penalty area early. Cristiano Ronaldo took the penalty again and the ball went into the net. Portugal led 2-0.
16' Portugal had a left-hand corner kick in the front court, and Luxembourg was fighting in front of the goal. Cristiano Ronaldo suddenly rushed out and shot, the ball hit the goal frame and popped out. In the 17th minute, Portugal intercepted the ball in the frontcourt, Bernardo Silva dribbled the ball in, and Bruno Fernandes kept up with the low shot on the right side of the frontcourt, Portugal 3-0 Luxembourg.
After a three-goal lead, the Portuguese team began to relax the rhythm of the offense. 43' The Portuguese team intercepted the ball in the frontcourt. Ronaldo faced the goalkeeper single-handedly after receiving the ball in the penalty area, but his left-footed push was saved by Moris. In the 44th minute, Portugal passed the ball sideways on the left side of the penalty area, and Bernardo Silva at the back point half-turned and shot, Morris hugged the shot close at hand.
Amazing Bicycle Kick
In the second half, they changed sides and fought again. 49' Portugal's right corner kick caused a chaos in the opponent's penalty area. The Luxembourg defender blocked the ball again and again with his body. One minute later, Nuno Mendes made a cross from the left side of the penalty area. Ronaldo fell to the ground and kicked the ball wide. In the 54th minute, the Luxembourg team finally got a chance. Daniel Sinani volleyed his left foot in the penalty area and Patrício fell to the ground and hugged the ball.
In the 58th minute, André Silva's long-range shot in front of the penalty area missed, and then Bruno Fernandes's tackle in the penalty area also missed. In the 68th minute, the Portuguese team made a 45-degree cross from the right. Ronaldo bicycle kicked in the penalty area, but Moris single-handed the ball out of the goal.
On the subsequent corner kick, Bruno Fernandes drove the ball into the penalty area. Palhinha scored a header before the opponent's goalkeeper. Portugal led Luxembourg 4-0.
In the 71st minute, Luxembourg's Rodríguez dribbled into the left side of the penalty area. A low shot from his left foot was threatening. Patrício saved the ball to the baseline. In the 79th minute, Rúben Neves, who came off the bench, shot a long shot from outside the penalty area and the ball went above the crossbar. In the 87th minute, Rúben Neves made a 45-degree cross from the left. Ronaldo nodded after the penalty zone and scored a hat trick. Portugal led Luxembourg 5-0.
For C. Ronaldo, this is another landmark goal. This was his 115th goal in the national team and his 794th in his career. At the same time, this hat trick is also the 10th time that Ronaldo has worn a cap in the Portuguese team. He is the first national team player to wear a cap and doubles. It is also the 58th time in his career that he has won a ternary. In addition, Luxembourg has also become the national team with the most goals scored by Ronaldo. Ronaldo has scored 8 goals against this fish belly.