- Advertisement -
HomeEuro CupEuro Cup 2023Portugal vs Liechtenstein Highlights

Portugal vs Liechtenstein Highlights

Portugal
Portugal
w w l w l
4 : 0
Full Time
Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein
l l l l l
João Cancelo
8'
Bernardo Silva
47'
Cristiano Ronaldo
51'
Cristiano Ronaldo
63'
1st Half
club logo club logo
45'
2nd Half
club logo club logo
90'


6.6
1
Rui Patrício
7.2
14
G. Inácio
7.3
4
Rúben Dias
6.9
13
Danilo Pereira
7.9
6
João Palhinha
7.2
5
R. Guerreiro
8
8
Bruno Fernandes
7.3
10
Bernardo Silva
9.2
20
João Cancelo
7.2
11
João Félix
8.2
7
Cristiano Ronaldo
7.3
1
B. Büchel
5.5
14
L. Meier
6.7
23
Jens Hofer
6
4
L. Traber
6.2
6
Andreas Malin
5.9
20
Sandro Wolfinger
6.5
18
N. Hasler
6.2
10
Sandro Wieser
6.2
17
Noah Frommelt
6.7
8
Aron Sele
6.7
19
Philipp Gassner
Line Ups
Portugal
6.6
67'
6.9
7.3
14
d
7.2
7.9
8'
9.2
47'78'
7.3
89'
8
7.2
51'63'78'
8.2
67'
7.2
Substitutes
12
g
16
m
89'
23
m
78'
6.7
67'
7
67'
7.3
78'
6.7
21
f
Liechtenstein
7.3
80'
5.9
38'
6.2
4
d
6
6.7
60'
5.5
6.2
6.2
18
m
6.5
60'
6.7
80'
6.7
Coach

Ronaldo demolishes Liechtenstein in record-breaking fashion

Portugal kicked off their quest for an eighth consecutive UEFA European Championship appearance in style with a dominant 4-0 triumph over Liechtenstein, highlighted by Cristiano Ronaldo’s record-setting 197th international cap and two goals to seal the victory.

Roberto Martinez led the Seleção in his first game since becoming the manager, following their World Cup quarter-final exit, and despite being ranked 191 places ahead of Liechtenstein, Portugal dominated from the outset, with João Cancelo securing an early lead in the 8th minute through a deflected first-time shot.

Despite dominating possession, Portugal’s hopes of achieving a record-breaking win against Liechtenstein waned due to poor finishing, with both João Félix and Cristiano Ronaldo missing clear-cut opportunities; Liechtenstein, buoyed by their opponents’ lack of precision in front of goal, put in a spirited defensive performance to ensure they went into half-time only one goal behind.

Determined to secure a victory, Portugal started the second half with a bang, as Bernardo Silva scored within 70 seconds of the restart, and Cancelo earned a penalty shortly after, which Cristiano Ronaldo converted with ease to mark his record-breaking 197th cap with a goal, much to the delight of manager Roberto Martínez.

Roberto Martínez’s decision to include Cristiano Ronaldo in the squad despite his move to Al-Nassr was vindicated, as he scored a stunning free-kick for the 60th goal of his illustrious career, although he was unable to complete a hat-trick, and Portugal couldn’t extend their lead beyond a comfortable 4-0 scoreline, while Liechtenstein suffered their 13th consecutive defeat and will face Iceland in their next match.

Match Statistics
Portugal
Liechtenstein
Off Target 22
On Target 11
On Target 1
Off Target 1
82 Ball Possession 18
33 Shots 2
3 Offsides 0
9 Corners 0
5 Fouls 6
0 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
11 Blocked Shots 0
17 Shots insidebox 0
16 Shots outsidebox 2
1 Goalkeeper Saves 7
714 Total passes 163
644 Passes accurate 69
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
- Advertisement -
P