Madrid Thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal, Portugal defeated Luxembourg 3-1 today and maintained its lead in the World Cup qualifiers.
Luxembourg was surprised when he made his debut in defeating Ireland, and when Gerson Rodrigues took the host in the 30th minute, he moved in another unexpected direction.
But Diogo Jota was tied in the second minute of the injury in the first half. Cristiano and João Palhinha rocked the complementary network.
After failing to score in the first two games to Qatar (2022), Cristiano scored his 31st goal in the World Cup qualifiers in the 51st minute. His goal Defeat João Cancelo (João Cancelo) within the distance.
Since the first international goal in 2004, the Portuguese captain has scored for his team every calendar year. Compared with the all-time record of the men’s team scorer, the Portuguese team is still 6 goals short. The Iranian striker Ali Daei kept a record of 109 goals, while another man passed the 100 goals milestone.
Cristiano was pained by the goals that were not allowed in the draw against Serbia last Saturday, even though the ball had clearly crossed the line.
Jota tied the duel with Luxembourg through a defined header, and the Liverpool forward won three victories in these qualifiers. Palhinha came off the bench and scored his first goal in three games with the national team in 80 games.
After receiving a second yellow card and suddenly fouling, Luxembourg expelled ten men four minutes later and expelled defender Maxim Schanot.
Also on Tuesday, Aleksandar Mitrovic’s double play enabled Serbia to beat Azerbaijan 2-1, maintaining first place in the standings with Portugal, scoring 7 points in three games. Portuguese has a better distinction.
Luxembourg ranks third in this group with 3 points. Only the winner of the key is eligible to directly participate in next year’s World Cup. The second one will enter the playoffs.