Cristiano Ronaldo (38-Alnas), the record holder for most goals in a single match (128), went quiet for a while as Portugal beat Iceland 2-0.
It was a home 10th round match in Group J of the Euro 2024 qualifiers at the Estádio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon on Sept. 19 (local time).
Goals from Bruno Fernandes (37th minute-Manchester United) and Ricardo Orta (21st minute-Braga) gave Portugal an unbeaten record in 10 matches (30 points). Iceland dropped to fourth place with three wins, one draw, and six losses (10 points).
Ronaldo scored the game-winning goal in the first minute of the second half of Portugal’s 2-0 away win over Liechtenstein in the eighth round on June 16.
He started up front in a 4-1-4-1 formation that day and played the entirety of the second half, but was unable to find the back of the net. However, he proved his worth by registering an attacking point, assisting on Horta’s goal. 보스토토
Roberto Martinez, who took over the reins of the Portuguese national team after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, has shown a lot of confidence in Ronaldo.
Portugal exploded for 36 goals in 10 games in Euro 2024 qualifying, conceding just two. Group J also features Slovakia (7 W, 1 D, 2 L, 22 points) and Luxembourg (5 W, 2 D, 3 L, 17 points).