Portugal thrashes Luxembourg 9-0 in Euro 2024 Qualifying

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Portugal thrashes Luxembourg 9-0 in Euro 2024 Qualifying

Portugal recorded their biggest-ever win as they thrashed Luxembourg 9-0 at Estadio Algarve on Monday to maintain their perfect record in Euro 2024 qualifying[1][3]. The result matched the biggest-ever loss for Luxembourg, who have 10 points and are third, three points behind Slovakia[1]. Portugal’s previous record was 8-0, which they achieved three times – twice against Liechtenstein (1994 and 1999) and once versus Kuwait (2003) [1].

Despite missing Cristiano Ronaldo, who was suspended because of an accumulation of yellow cards, Portugal dominated the game from the start and scored four goals in the first half[1][5]. Goncalo Inacio opened the scoring in the 11th minute, followed by Goncalo Ramos in the 19th minute. Diogo Jota scored his first goal in the 21st minute, and Ricardo Horta added the fourth goal in the 31st minute[1].

In the second half, Portugal continued their dominance and scored five more goals. Diogo Jota scored his second goal in the 49th minute, followed by Goncalo Inacio’s second goal in the 54th minute. Goncalo Ramos also scored his second goal in the 57th minute, and Bruno Fernandes scored the eighth goal in the 72nd minute. Substitute Joao Felix secured the record victory with a goal two minutes from time[1].

Bruno Fernandes, who had three assists, was also on the scoresheet[1]. Portugal have won all six of their Group J matches under Roberto Martinez, who took over in January, scoring 24 goals with none conceded[1].

The absence of Ronaldo did not hurt Portugal as they thrashed Luxembourg 9-0 in Euro 2024 qualifying, the country’s all-time record win[5]. The win was achieved without Ronaldo, who was suspended because of an accumulation of yellow cards[2].

The victory puts Portugal five points clear of Slovakia in Group J[1]. Portugal will play their next match against Azerbaijan on October 8, while Luxembourg will face Cyprus on the same day[3].

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