In the Group J game of the ongoing Euro Cup 2024 qualifiers, Cristiano Ronaldo‘s Portugal took down Luxembourg by 9-0. Their star player, Ronaldo wasn’t available for the game thanks to his Yellow card accumulation in the earlier games. This meant that Ronaldo, carries the record of the highest victory margin (8-0 against Liechtenstein in 1994 and 1999, and against Kuwait in 2003, was out of the game.
Talking about the game, Goncalo Ramos, Goncalo Inacio, and Diogo Jota all scored twice along with goals for Ricardo Horta, Bruno Fernandes, and Joao Felix. Even though the 38-year-old, Ronaldo missed the chance of 123 international goals, he might get four more opportunities.
“It was perfect because the players had the same attitude from the first to the last minute,” Martinez said after the game. “They remained concentrated not only in attack but to ensure we kept a clean sheet. As a coach, I really liked the attitude of the players, and they have a place in the history of Portuguese football.
“For us, it’s a starting point. We have to continue to work and improve but the team has continuity. This group deserves to create history. The talent is at the highest level in world football. The attitude was always good from the first day. The victory was very important for us. The players on the bench have a clear idea of what they can add to the group. Everyone is ready to help the team.”
This is how Twitter reacted
📸 – The manager of Luxemburg has had enough. He is leaving his squad behind with 7 minutes still on the clock. pic.twitter.com/7sDhpavn6l
— 𝐀𝐅𝐂 𝐀𝐉𝐀𝐗 💎 (@TheEuropeanLad) September 11, 2023
Portugal are beating are Luxembourg like say tomorrow no dey.
— Chief Analyst (@BashFarhan) September 11, 2023
Luxembourg’s manager rn 😭 pic.twitter.com/NzlEp02XiM
— 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧 (@lfcchristiann) September 11, 2023
My idolo would have score 4 today
— we breath nunez here (@staryoudontsee) September 11, 2023
Everyone and their mama is scoring
— »★« (@AolaToty) September 11, 2023
🚨STOP the count pic.twitter.com/5xxnCNZLWe
— Blue Gator (@BlueGator09) September 11, 2023
Luxembourg’s manager rn 😭 pic.twitter.com/qMulZCO9Ea
— 𝔹𝕦𝕜𝕒𝕪𝕠 𝕤𝕒𝕜𝕒7𝕏 (@Bukayosaka_007) September 11, 2023
It’s raining goals lord
— Balde (@Pokerface3964) September 11, 2023
Bruno is just taking the piss now 😭 pic.twitter.com/88JKWvkT7f
— Sanch (@peak_united) September 11, 2023
Ronaldo after seeing this scoreline: pic.twitter.com/boZGAvIclY
— Stone💚🌙 (@Stone__11__) September 11, 2023
Ronaldo must be fuming 😡😀😀
— Bright 🇬🇭👨💻⚽ (@BrightPoint_) September 11, 2023