Portugal Sets Record in Euro 2024 Qualifiers with 9-0 Win over Luxembourg

Portugal Sets Euro Qualifiers Record with Dominant 9-0 Victory over Luxembourg

Portugal’s national football team achieved a historic victory in the Euro 2024 qualifiers, securing a record-breaking win with the largest goal difference, even without their star player Cristiano Ronaldo. The team triumphed over Luxembourg with a remarkable score of 9-0 in the sixth Group J match held at the Augarbe Stadium in Aumanciou, Portugal.

This victory now stands as Portugal’s biggest win in an A game, surpassing previous records set with an 8-0 victory over Liechtenstein in 1994 and 1999, as well as against Kuwait in 2003. What makes this result even more significant is the absence of Ronaldo, who has been a pivotal figure in Portugal’s attack for nearly two decades. The forward was sidelined for this match due to accumulated yellow cards from previous qualifiers.

Gonzalo Hamus, who is seen as Ronaldo’s successor, spearheaded Portugal’s triumph by scoring two goals in the early minutes of the game. The first goal came in the 12th minute of the first half when Gonzalo Inacio skillfully nodded home a cross from Bruno Fernandes. Hamus then showcased his precision with a powerful left-footed strike from the right side of the goal area, doubling Portugal’s lead to 2-0 in the 17th minute. He further extended the advantage with a clever shot between the legs of the Luxembourg goalkeeper in the 33rd minute.

Taking an early lead through Hamus’ brilliance, Portugal continued to dominate the match. Inacio added another goal to make it 4-0 by halftime, while Diogo Jota shined in the second half with several goals. Ricardo Orta, Fernandes, and Joao Felix also contributed to Portugal’s emphatic victory.

Under the guidance of coach Roberto Martinez, who assumed the position in January this year, Portugal has demonstrated an unbeatable performance in the Euro qualifiers. Their winning streak now spans six matches with an impressive tally of 24 goals, while not conceding a single goal.

In terms of defensive prowess, only two teams, Portugal and France, have managed to maintain a clean sheet in the Euro qualifiers. However, France’s total score of 11 goals falls significantly short of Portugal’s commanding performance.

As Portugal’s journey in the Euro 2024 qualifiers continues, their latest record-breaking triumph stands as a testament to the team’s formidable strength and depth, even in the absence of their legendary captain Cristiano Ronaldo.

A 9-0 win over Luxembourg

3 people including Hamus scored several goals

All 6 Euro 2024 qualifying wins

Portugal striker Gonzalo Hamus (centre) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the team’s third goal. Reuters Yonhap News

Portugal continued its winning streak in Euro 2024 (European Football Championship 2024) qualifiers, setting a record for victory by the biggest goal difference even without Cristiano Ronaldo.

Portugal won 9-0 against Luxembourg in the 6th Group J match of the Euro 2024 qualifiers held at the Augarbe Stadium in Aumanciou, Portugal on the 12th (Korea time).

This is Portugal’s record for the biggest win on goal difference in an A game. The previous records were 8-0 wins over Liechtenstein in 1994 and 1999 and Kuwait in 2003. The result is all the more meaningful because it was achieved without Ronaldo, who has been central to Portugal’s attack for almost 20 years. Ronaldo was unable to play on this day due to accumulated cautions in previous matches in the qualifiers.

Gonzalo Hamus, expected to be Ronaldo’s successor, led the way to victory by scoring two of Portugal’s first three goals. Gonzalo Inacio scored the first goal in the 12th minute of the first half by finishing Bruno Fernand’s cross with a header that only changed direction, while Hamus scored an additional goal in the 17th minute with a sharp left-footer from the right side of the goal area. In the 33rd minute of the first half, Hamus beat a defender in the penalty area and fired a shot between the legs of the goalkeeper to make it 3-0.

Portugal, who took an early lead thanks to Hamus’ performance, continued to score goals. Inacio scored one more goal to finish the first half 4-0, and Diogo Jota scored several goals in the second half. Ricardo Orta, Fernands and Joao Felix also joined the scoring ranks.

Portugal are on a run of six matches in the Euro qualifiers under coach Roberto Martinez, who took office in January this year as a successor to coach Fernando Santos, who resigned after the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Specifically, he shows his ‘invincible’ performance by scoring 24 goals and not conceding a single goal.

Only two teams, Portugal and France, have kept a clean sheet in the Euro qualifiers. However, France’s total score is 11 goals, less than half of Portugal’s.

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