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Portugal's Historic Rout: 9-0 Win Over Luxembourg Without Ronaldo - Match Highlights


Football  •  12 Sept, 2023  •  2,570 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Anand Swami


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In a display of sheer dominance, Portugal delivered a masterclass against Luxembourg in their Euro 2024 qualifying match. Despite missing Cristiano Ronaldo due to suspension, Portugal achieved a historic 9-0 victory in Group J. Driven by Bruno Fernandes' outstanding performance and contributions from diverse players, the team demonstrated their might, leaving a lasting impact on the football fraternity.

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An Early Warning Sign

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Right from the get-go, Portugal meant business. Their initial goal, originating from a training ground corner routine mix-up, saw Bruno Fernandes deliver a precise cross to Goncalo Inacio, marking his debut goal for the national side. The early score set the tone for what was to come, leaving Luxembourg on the back foot and scrambling for a response.

Bruno Fernandes: The Game Changer

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Manchester United's captain was undoubtedly the star of the evening. His high-press strategy quickly paid dividends when, not long after the first goal, he was again instrumental in setting up PSG's Goncalo Ramos, who expertly found the back of the net. This quick succession of goals demonstrated Portugal's intent and Fernandes's pivotal role in their game plan.

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A Rampant First Half

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The floodgates were open, and Luxembourg struggled to cope. AC Milan's Rafael Leao showcased his blistering speed, setting up Sergio Ramos for his second. As if things couldn't get worse for Luxembourg, Goncalo Inacio doubled his tally, heading in another Fernandes cross just before halftime. The 4-0 lead at the interval spelled trouble for the visitors.

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