Portugal’s Historic Win: Ronaldo Breaks Records Against Liechtenstein. In a stunning show of skill and determination, Cristiano Ronaldo, the football legend, once again made history. He scored his 128th international goal for Portugal, leading his team to a victorious win over Liechtenstein in a Euro 2024 qualifying match. The atmosphere in Vaduz was electric as the 38-year-old forward demonstrated why he is still one of the greatest footballers ever.
Portugal vs Liechtenstein Match Highlights
The hosts, Liechtenstein, held their ground in the first half and thwarted Portugal’s attempts to break through. However, the second half saw a surge in intensity. Ronaldo seized the moment in the 46th minute by striking the post and capitalizing on a brilliant through ball from Diogo Jota. This left the Liechtenstein defense in awe as he smashed home the record-extending goal.
Joao Cancelo enhanced the spectacle with a beautiful curling shot, securing Portugal’s second goal. Goncalo Ramos believed he had increased the lead even more, but his effort was disallowed. The match showcased Portugal’s offensive skill and Ronaldo’s enduring ability to score goals.
Portugal vs Liechtenstein Match Result: Euro 2024
Portugal’s win against Liechtenstein solidified their position as the top team in Group J. They have already secured their place in Euro 2024. Slovakia also secured a spot in the upcoming tournament with a 4-2 victory over Iceland, but they are currently behind Portugal. Meanwhile, Luxembourg is preparing for next year’s play-offs and showed their strength with an impressive 4-1 win against Bosnia-Herzegovina, which is managed by Savo Milosevic.
Match Statistics: Ronaldo Dominating The Field
- Possession: Liechtenstein 16% – 84% Portugal
- Shots: Liechtenstein 5 – 29 Portugal
- Shots on Target: Liechtenstein 1 – 8 Portugal
- Corners: Liechtenstein 0 – 6 Portugal
- Fouls: Liechtenstein 9 – 9 Portugal
Remarkable Year For Cristiano Ronaldo
Despite moving to Al-Nassr in the Saudi league from Manchester United, Ronaldo hasn’t lost his golden touch. With ten goals for Portugal this year alone, he’s proven that age is just a number for this football maestro. The 38-year-old’s dedication to his national team continues to inspire football fans worldwide.
Ali Daei held the previous men’s goal-scoring world record with 108 goals for Iran. However, Ronaldo not only surpassed that milestone but also elevated himself to new heights in football history. His legacy as a goal-scoring phenomenon is secure, leaving fans in awe of his enduring talent.