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Bernardo Lead Portugal to a Record-Breaking Win

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Bernardo Lead Portugal to a Record-Breaking Win

Bernardo Silva and Ruben Dias Shine as Portugal Crush Luxembourg in EURO 2024 Qualifier”

City’s dynamic duo, Bernardo Silva and Ruben Dias, played pivotal roles as Portugal secured a resounding 9-0 victory over Luxembourg during their latest EURO 2024 qualifier held in Almancil.

Record-Breaking Triumph:

Portugal’s triumph marked a historic moment as it became their largest margin of victory ever, eclipsing the previous record of an 8-0 scoreline achieved three times before. This record-breaking performance showcased Portugal’s dominance on the field.

Continued Qualification Success:

With this emphatic win, Portugal maintained their perfect record in Group J, notching up six consecutive wins. They now stand five points clear of Slovakia, firmly on course for qualification to next summer’s Germany showpiece event.

Bernardo and Dias Shine:

City’s Ruben Dias and Bernardo Silva played crucial roles in Portugal’s victory. Dias completed the full game, while Bernardo contributed significantly during his hour on the pitch before making way for City colleague Joao Cancelo, currently on loan at Barcelona, in the second half.

Flying Start:

Portugal wasted no time, racing to a 2-0 lead within the first 20 minutes of the match. Gonaclo Inacio opened the scoring with a well-placed header from Bruno Fernandes’s cross, followed by Goncalo Ramos, who capitalized on an inviting assist from Bernardo to double Portugal’s advantage.

Dominant Display:

Portugal’s dominance continued, with Paris Saint-Germain’s Goncalo Ramos netting his second and Portugal’s third with a superb strike just before half-time. Sporting CP defender Gonaclo Inacio mirrored this feat, securing a double of his own and Portugal’s fourth goal, with Fernandes once again providing the assist.

Relentless Second Half:

Portugal showed no mercy in the second half, adding to their lead with a fifth goal courtesy of Liverpool’s Diogo Jota on the 57th minute. Braga forward Ricardo Horta contributed a 67th-minute effort, taking the score to six.

Jota’s Brace:

Diogo Jota joined the brace club as he scored Portugal’s seventh goal 13 minutes from time, adding to the visitors’ misery.

Fernandes and Felix Seal the Record:

Bruno Fernandes extended the lead with his goal six minutes from time, further emphasizing Portugal’s dominance. The final blow came from substitute Joao Felix, who found the net two minutes from the end, securing a new national record.

Next Steps:

Roberto Martinez’s side will continue their campaign next month, facing Slovakia before traveling to Bosnia-Herzegovina. With the talent and determination displayed in this record-breaking victory, Portugal looks set to make a significant impact in the upcoming EURO 2024 tournament.

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By- Sahiba Suri

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