In the Euro 2024 qualifiers, Portugal’s iconic striker, Cristiano Ronaldo, made history by breaking the record for international appearances and scored two goals, leading his team to a 4-0 triumph over Liechtenstein. This outstanding performance, along with the debut of their new coach, Roberto Martinez, has given a promising start to the Portuguese national team’s quest in the tournament.
Ronaldo breaks international caps record (197) in style with 2 goals in Portugal’s 4-0 win over Liechtenstein
Cristiano Ronaldo, the accomplished 38-year-old forward, broke the record for the most international appearances by a player, surpassing Kuwait’s Bader Al-Mutawa, who had 197 caps. Ronaldo marked the occasion by leading the Portuguese national team to a 4-0 victory over Liechtenstein in their first Euro 2024 qualifying match.
In addition to breaking the record, Ronaldo also scored two goals, a penalty in the 51st minute and a stunning free kick in the 63rd minute, bringing his international goal tally to 120. Despite missing several scoring opportunities, Ronaldo’s performance was vital to Portugal’s triumph.
Throughout his impressive career, Ronaldo has been known for his incredible skills, hard work, and consistent on-field performance. Since joining the Portuguese national team in 2003, Ronaldo has played an important role in the team’s successes, including winning the Euro 2016 championship and the 2019 UEFA Nations League title. As he approaches the end of his career, Ronaldo remains a key player for his national team and demonstrates his commitment to the team.
Portugal make a strong start to the Euro 2024 qualifiers under new coach Roberto Martinez´s debut win
The Portuguese national team’s Euro 2024 qualifying match against Liechtenstein saw the debut of Roberto Martinez as head coach, who succeeded Fernando Santos. Under Martinez’s guidance, the team displayed solid and attacking play, nullifying Liechtenstein’s threats and securing an impressive victory at the outset of the qualifiers.
Following the match, Martinez praised his team’s performance and highlighted the significance of Cristiano Ronaldo’s experience and dedication in this new phase for the Portuguese squad. With a positive beginning to the Euro 2024 qualifiers, Portugal will seek to build on their achievement with the help of their superstar player.