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“He Has Taken The Slander Personally, What A Banger” – Fans React As Cristiano Ronaldo Scores An Incredible Freekick Goal Against Liechtenstein For Portugal

Fans React As Cristiano Ronaldo Scores An Incredible Freekick Goal Against Liechtenstein For Portugal

In their first two Group J fixtures, Portugal will host Liechtenstein on Thursday and travel to Luxembourg on March 26.

When Jota returns from his calf injury suffered in October’s Premier League encounter against Liverpool, he will be ready to play for Portugal for the first time since September. Former Portugal coach Fernando Santos began Ronaldo, 38, on the bench for Portugal’s last two games at the World Cup in Qatar before the team was eliminated in the quarterfinals by Morocco. Despite this, Ronaldo has been named in the squad.

Cristiano Ronaldo became the player with the most international caps as a men’s player. He reciprocated it with a goal from the penalty spot. He also scored a stunning freekick to make it 4-0 for Portugal.

On Thursday, the Roberto Martnez era officially started when Portugal kicked off their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign in Lisbon against lowly Liechtenstein.

Following eight years as A Seleço’s head coach, Fernando Santos was fired after the team’s elimination from the World Cup by surprise entrant Morocco in the quarterfinals.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores freekick goal against Liechtenstein for Portugal

Despite being one of the less popular managers, Santos led Portugal to their first two major titles, the European Championship and the UEFA Nations League. With his somewhat unproductive work with Belgium’s golden age, Martinez surely has enormous shoes to fill in and prove sceptics wrong.

Portugal will want to get off to a winning start in their qualifying campaign for a big championship against a team that shouldn’t provide much of a problem.

Liechtenstein, the second-worst team in Europe, enters this matchup having lost their previous 10 matches in a row in all competitions, a record that seems certain to continue against Portugal, the ninth-best team in Europe. The visitors went 0-8 in 2022, placing last in their Nations League D group behind even weaker opponents like Latvia, Moldova, and Andorra.

What’s the situation?

Manager Martin Stocklasa was fired due to the team’s awful and hopeless performance. Interim coach Rene Pauritsch has been named for this qualification match. In Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon, anticipate a high-scoring matchup. Portugal has scored 35 goals in seven previous matches against this opponent.

Cristiano Ronaldo is still the major attraction for the Portuguese national team. That is after leaving European football for Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner and current record holder for most international appearances (196 caps) has been called up by Roberto Martinez.

He might play in this game. He presently holds the record for most international goals scored with 118. The 38-year-old was certain he can contribute to the scoring against the underdog country and he proved it.

Portugal XI (5-3-2): Patricio; Cancelo, Danilo, Dias, Inacio, Guerreiro; Fernandes, Palhinha, Silva; Ronaldo, Felix

Liechtenstein XI (5-3-2): Buchel; Wolfinger, Malin, Traber, Hofer, Meier; Frommelt, Weiser, Hasler; Gassner, Sele

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