Game was tough, but a 3-1 win puts the Portuguese team first in Group A
Days after leaving the field furious with the referees, Cristiano Ronaldo swung the nets and led the Portuguese team to victory against Luxembourg, fur Group A of the Qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup. The match was not easy for Portugal who had to look for the result after leaving behind on the scoreboard. In the 30th minute, Gerson Rodrigues scored Luxembourg’s first goal in the match, giving hope to the fans of the small country, who won their first game against Ireland. However, even in the first half, Diogo Jota equalized. On the return of the break, Cristiano Ronaldo left his on five minutes, turning to Portugal. At 35, Palhinha closed the scoreboard in 3 to 1, leaving Chanot time to be expelled at 41.
The away win leaves the team trained by Fernando Santos in the first place of Group A with seven points, tied with the Serbia. Luxembourg appears in third with 3 points and without scoring Ireland and Azerbaijan come right behind. In the next round, Portugal will face Ireland, at home, on Thursday, the 1st, at 3:45 pm (Brasília time), while Luxembourg will face Azerbaijan on the same day and time. Serbia slack in the round.
Other results of the day
This Tuesday, the 30th, the Netherlands thrashed the selection of Gibraltar by 7 to 0 and follows in second in Group G, behind the Turkey who drew 3-3 with Latvia. In the same group, Norway, from Erling Haaland, beat Montenegro 1-0 and is in 4th place. Finalist of the 2018 World Cup, a Croatia defeated Malta 3-0 and is the first in the Group H, compared to Russia. No Group E, a Belgium missed Belarus and thrashed 8-0, going 1st in the group against the Czech Republic who lost Wales 1-0. Cyprus (1-0 against Slovenia) and Slovakia (2-0 against Russia) also won points.