In a captivating match hosted at José Alvalade Stadium, Portugal wrapped up their Euro 2024 qualifiers with a perfect record, securing a 2-0 win against visitors Iceland on Sunday.
🌟 Bruno Fernandes and Ricardo Horta Shine
Portugal’s triumph was highlighted by goals from Bruno Fernandes in the 37th minute and Ricardo Horta in the 66th minute. The victory propelled Portugal to the top of Group Ten with 30 points, underscoring their dominance in the qualifiers. Iceland, on the other hand, ended the qualifiers in fourth place with 10 points.
👀 Close Call for Portugal in the 7th Minute
Portugal nearly opened the scoring in the 7th minute with a deceptive cross from Otávio on the left, hitting the post.
🔄 Portugal’s Aerial Dominance
Portugal continued to rely on aerial plays, with Inácio heading powerfully in the 26th minute, narrowly missing the post.
⚽🥅 Fernandes Breaks the Deadlock
Portugal translated their dominance into a goal in the 37th minute, as Fernandes unleashed a powerful shot into the net.
🧤 Valdemarsson Denies Ronaldo’s Header
In the second half, Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo was denied a goal by goalkeeper Valdemarsson, who made a strong save from a powerful header in the 52nd minute.
🚀 Portugal’s Missed Opportunities
Portugal continued to miss opportunities, with Bernardo sending a shot just wide in the 59th minute, followed by Cancelo’s rocket from outside the box, brilliantly saved by the goalkeeper.
⚽🔐 Horta Secures Victory
Portugal sealed the match and added a second goal in the 66th minute when Félix’s shot slipped from Valdemarsson’s grasp, allowing Ronaldo to follow up and Horta to calmly slot the ball into the net.
🚦 Late Free-Kick and Final Whistle
Portugal earned a free-kick on the edge of the penalty area in the 80th minute, taken by Jota and skillfully saved by Valdemarsson. The match concluded with Portugal securing a 2-0 victory.
🏆 Portugal Euro 2024 Qualification 🏆
In summary, Portugal’s impressive victory against Iceland not only maintained their perfect record in the Euro 2024 qualifiers but also showcased their attacking prowess. With the top spot secured in Group Ten, Portugal heads into the Euro 2024 with confidence, ready to face the challenges ahead.